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HI Maynooth (The Arlington)

32990 Highway 62, Maynooth, Ontario, KOL 2SO, Canada

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Overall Rating 87%

From 2 Reviews

Hostel rating (2)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 90%
Security 80%
Service 90%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 100%

Small town charm on the edge of Algonquin Park! Catch local musicians in the pub on weekends. Find nature at its finest out our front door.

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Maynooth Hostel

Hostel Maynooth

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI-South Algonquin is located in the heart of the Algonquin Highlands, surrounded by lakes, forest and unspoiled scenery on the edge of Algonquin Park.

Hostel guests can make use of a fully-equipped guest kitchen, a pool table, satellite TV, laundry, Internet and a large book selection. In the evening unwind and mingle over a pint of beer in the hostel’s licensed bar and maybe become a star at Open Mic night or at Karaoke night organized by the hostel.

This hostel is a fantastic little gateway for exploring the area whether it’s seeing a bear, doing some interior camping, or experiencing the nature and history of the area. Explore Algonquin Park – go hiking, biking or canoeing in summer and cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in winter. Step back in history and walk the streets of a century-old logging town that is still very much ‘off the beaten path’.


Prices are members' prices

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  • Limited
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Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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  • Limited
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Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Disco
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Distance - At or next to the hostel

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 09:00 to 21:00
From 15:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-613-338-2080

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Algonquin Park (More than 10km)
  • Madawaska Mountain Skiing And Snowboarding (More than 10km)
  • Palmer Rapids Open Boat Course (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



The upstairs shower (2nd floor) has only cold water, but the shower on the first floor is super nice with warm water. We really enjoyed the living room with its huge sofa!


Avatar for Cosima


Mon 15 Apr 2019

Die Herberge ist ziemlich in die Jahre gekommen. Oder bewusst „old style“? Betten waren sehr bequem! Teppichboden im Zimmer war nicht sauber. Betreiber waren aber sehr freundlich und bemüht. Küche war zu klein für so viele Zimmer. Insgesamt okay.


Avatar for Kristin


Wed 26 Sep 2018

I think you cannot call this a Hi hostel. it is very, very dirty. Sanitary, kitchen and floor are very, vey dirty. Taps and shower don't work, Lamps are broken, A very bad experience. I'll never come there again.


Avatar for Elze


Sun 09 Jul 2017

Das Hostel hat eine Bar in der am Wochenende Konzerte stattfinden können. In unserem Fall ein Heavy Metal Konzert. An Schlaf war bis 1 Uhr nicht zu denken. Alles total hellhörig. Ein Rockkonzert direkt unter den Zimmern geht garnicht!!!


Avatar for Christian


Thu 15 Oct 2015

The address provided by HiHostels doesn't exist, I just realized it when I got in the city. I tried to search on google maps, but it also shows a wrong location. I tried to call the hostel, but nobody picked up the phone. after a lot of search on google, I found that the hostel is actually called "The Arlington", I finally got in the hostel 9:30pm, but there was no staff anymore in the reception desk. The hostel was empty, just one room with one guy. I never expected it from a Hi Hostel.


Avatar for Ricardo


Wed 16 Sep 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (More than 10km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (At or next to the hostel)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (2 to 3km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (At or next to the hostel)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Greyhound bus service Fridays and Sundays. To and from Toronto via Peterborough. Also to and from Ottawa via Pembroke. Please note there is an overnight layover in Pembroke when traveling to Ottawa. Get 25% off one-way or return trips in Canada with your HI member card.
Free parking. From Toronto via highways 401 east 115 north to Peterborough and 28 north to Bancroft. Approximately 3.5 hours

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Renewable energy


  • Working with local community


  • Recycling areas


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water recycling
  • Water-wise garden

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