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HI - Prince Rupert

HI's northernmost hostel! Mystical old-growth forests, stunning hiking & kayaking, and lots of wildlife: We are where the wild things are!

88 %

  • Private
    From €36.38
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Hostel rating (2)

88 %

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 75%
Cleanliness 95%
Location 90%
Security 95%
Service 80%
Comfort 90%

Green rating



The attitude of a member of staff was extremely mercenary ,after checking out I was informed that I would be charged 10$ to sit in the hostel even though it was raining heavily. This has soured my experience of using HI Hostel .


Avatar for peter


Fri 31 Jul 2015

We appreciate your feedback on our 10CAD day rate and are sorry to hear that this small fee for using our facilities soured your experience. For most hotels, guesthouses and Bed&Breakfasts it is more than common that you are expected to leave the premises after you checked out in the morning. We stored your luggage FREE of charge until your ferry left at night. We are more than happy to accommodate guests who would like to continue using our facilities after check out for a couple of hours to wait for their ferry/plane, etc. but there is a small fee involved for this. Our 10CAD day rate is charged for guests who would like to use our facilities (i.e. use of bathrooms, showers, kitchen, communal area with TV and internet/Wifi, etc.) AFTER they checked out in the morning. We do not consider a 10CAD fee exorbitant or mercenary. This small fee is simply to cover our expenses for the use of our facilities for another couple of hours after your check out. It is pretty much the same you would pay for a muffin plus coffee at a coffeeshop (excl. tipp) if you decided to hang out there for about 6-8 hours to wait for your ferry.

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HI-Prince Rupert,

Sun 02 Aug 2015

Sehr schönes Hostel mit sauberer Küche und gemütlichem Garten/Terasse. Die Zimmer und Duschen sind sehr schön und blitzblank! Es ist auch sehr ruhig und nah an der tollen Cow Bay gelegen. Ich würde sofort wieder im HI Prince Rupert übernachten, definitiv eines der besten Hostels, die ich kenne!


Avatar for Valerie


Tue 14 Jul 2015

I always stay at Pioneer when I'm in Prince Rupert. It is very clean and friendly and just up the block from Cow Bay and a couple blocks from downtown. It's a great location. The guests are fun, too, and you can usually find someone to go for a cup of coffee or a hike.


Avatar for Jennifer


Tue 24 Sep 2013