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HI - Charlottetown - Backpackers Inn Hostel

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Hostelz.com's Review
The Location

HI - Charlottetown - Backpackers Inn Hostel is the completely ideal hostel. Reasonably priced and located right on the edge of downtown Charlottetown and within walking distance of everything, it is a great place to use as a base for exploring the island. Parking is not really a problem (though it says it's not legal on the streets -- everyone does it anyway). Day trips to other points on the island are easy, then come back here for a few drinks.

Rooms and Bathrooms

It is a charming, cozy, and clean house renovated into a hostel with a number of rooms supporting three bunk beds each. The rooms are clean and the bathrooms have private shower stalls. There is also a fully equipped kitchen at everyone's disposal. Levi and Katie (the owners) are generally cooking up a storm in the evening. In the morning there is a free basic but decent breakfast.

Common Spaces

The hostel includes a games room with Levi's extensive record collection, darts, and pool table, which is actually separate from the hostel itself (in the renovated garage) so noise for people sleeping is no hassle. A common room with internet (for which they charge a small price), and a large, flat screen television along with a good sized library of DVDs and VHS movies and a book exchange is on the main floor of the house.

Summary

Levi and Katie are two well rounded, well traveled, and easygoing people. Any questions, concerns, or problems are their number one priority. This place is lots of fun and totally casual. Do yourself a favor and stay at this place. It's Canada's birthplace and just plain fun.

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November 2007

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HI - Charlottetown - Backpackers Inn Hostel Reviews from the Web
Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
4   Cozy Very helpful staff, cozy atmosphere being in an old house. Only downside is, they might put too many beds in the rooms (as they usually do at hostels). GREAT LOCATION!  , Denmark ()
5   Excellent -- a must stay! This hostel is a great place to stay. Levi the manager is great and helps you with any questions you may have. There were a few people that showed up without reservations and he found them a place at locations nearby. The games room is great and the people are extremely friendly, just like the rest of the town!  , Toronto, Canada ()
5   Fantabulous this hostel is top notch. I had a blast. Great people, very clean, wonderful breakfasts, great entertainment -- just an all around great experience. Katie and Levi are doing a great job and I would send anyone to this hostel, wholeheartedly! They go above and beyond to make sure that you enjoy yourself and are happy in their home.  , Orange County, Ca ()
5  This hostel rocks! I was lucky to be one of the first to stay before it officially opened. The house is very homey and it's got plenty of charm. The living room will satisfy any chillin' traveller with an excellent library of music, books, films, and to top it all off, a wicked flat screen TV! The two people running the show; Kate and Levi, with many years of hostelling experience, are very accommodating and have great youthful energy which makes for a fun and exciting stay. Young travellers ages eighteen to thirty-five are going to love this place, and for the children and all you wiser folks, don't shy away because this place has got lots of class and you will feel right at home as well. BBQs, pool table, internet access, outside patio, bike lock-up, gum ball machines, and the whole lot! This place is a Do Not Miss! Make your bookings in advance because this place is going to fill up fast!  , Canadian ()

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