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HI - St. John's City Hostel

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

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Overall Rating 90%

From 3 Reviews

Hostel rating (3)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 87%
Location 93%
Security 87%
Service 93%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 80%

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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

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • 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


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - 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



After arriving during the middle of horizontal rain late at night in St. John's, I couldn't have received a warmer welcome at the hostel. Conveniently located for visits to downtown, the Battery, Signal Hill, etc.


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Sun 08 Sep 2019

Loved the vibe of the place, from the heart. It would be nice to have a larger dining area for better socialising :)


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Sun 30 Sep 2018

Very helpful staff/volunteers. Stairs into and within the hostel would be a challenge for older, less physically fit folks. Breakfast was a pleasant surprise.I would have liked a reading light in my bed space and a chair to sit on in the room. It was difficult to sit up straight on my bottom bunk, so the floor was the next best option, but not so good for older bones!


Avatar for Christine


Sun 30 Sep 2018

La cuisine est trop à l'étroit et pas assez de toilettes.


Avatar for Valerie


Tue 18 Sep 2018

Couldn't find a more central downtown location. The staff are warm, welcoming, knowledgeable and keep the hostel in good shape. Loved the fact that bathrooms and the kitchen were cleaned throughout the day, not just once a day. Made all the difference given they're well used. Overall, the hostel is well-worn, but kept clean with a fully stocked kitchen with lots of free condiments etc. left behind by fellow travelers. Easy to meet and chat with other visitors. Bring earplugs for sleeping.


Avatar for Maureen


Sat 30 Jun 2018


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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