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HI - St. John's City Hostel

8 Gower Street, St. John's, A1C 1N1, Canada

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St. John's Hostel

Hostel St. John's

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Located in the heart of downtown St. John's on a Gower St., unique for it's colorful row houses. Close to all amenities such as supermarket, restaurants and cafes, shopping and nightlife., Tour Desk available at hostel: Shuttle service to Cape Spear - tours to Southern Shore as far as Mistaken Point, includes puffin and whale watching - tours to Cape St. Mary's. Customized tours available. Shuttle service to any point on East Coast Trail, fares depend on drop-off location.


Prices are members' prices

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Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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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.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 09:00 to 12:00
From 14:00 to 18:00
From 14:00 to 18:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 709-754-4789

Fax. 709-240-2277

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Signal Hill (1 to 2km)
  • Cape Spear (More than 10km)
  • George Street (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



Individual reading lights by the beds would be appreciated. Enough lockers for every guest are needed. Location is excellent and the parking pass was great.


Avatar for Erica


Thu 20 Aug 2015

zu wenige Toiletten


Avatar for Dieter


Mon 18 Aug 2014

I had a great stay but there were not enough toilets. The staff are the most friendly hostel staff I have ever encountered. They are a true gem!


Avatar for Catelynne


Mon 30 Sep 2013

St John's City Hostel is horribly cramped and over crowded - they even converted the common room to another dorm room to maximize revenue/profits. The only place to relax is the small table in the tiny kitchen. The guest/bathroom ratio is unacceptable - only 2 bathrooms for dozens of guests. Plan on standing in the hallway often for a toilet.


Avatar for Richard


Wed 17 Jul 2013

If you are planning to travel other locations outside of St John's immediate surroundings and you do not have transport, plan ahead and pre-book a rental car.


Avatar for Rochell


Sat 13 Jul 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (5 to 10km)
  • Cinema (3 to 5km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (1 to 2km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (3 to 5km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m to 1km)
  • Theatre (3 to 5km)
  • Wooded Area (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Bus stop on MIlitary rd behind hoste.l
Alternate Transport
Parking permits available for $50.00 deposit - refunded when permit returned.
Parking permits available for $50.00 deposit - refunded when permit returned.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

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