HI Regina Turgeon International Hostel, Regina

7.5
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HI Regina Turgeon International Hostel Reviews

Decent place to spend the night

This basic hostel is converted from an old Victorian house, so it seems a bit more worn then other hostels I've stayed in. The location is right downtown with two-hour street parking directly in front, but you can park all night until 10 a.m. The rooms and beds are clean but there were a few strange noises during the night from creaky pipes (I hope!) There is a TV and a kitchen in the basement and lockers are available but costs $1/day unlike other places that are free. The wireless internet is fast and free, and there is a computer available if you don't have your own. I only stayed the night while driving through town so I don't know what is in the area, but the lobby has a listing of places to eat and drink. The desk closes at 10 pm, so if you need to check in later phone ahead! My main criteria is cleanliness and this meets that standard. I would stay here again.

Patrick
2009-04-13
USA

HI - Turgeon Intl Hostel - Regina Hostel seems just fine. We were by far the youngest guests there during our stay -- the other hostel guests were elderly (one chap seemed to be well into his eighties). Most likely though this is an oddity because there was a craftshow in town for traveling craftsmen and the like. This seems to be a fairly social hostel with legitimate backpackers for the most part.

The Location

The location is decent enough -- considering Regina's general size, it is not hard to walk to most places in the central core quickly anyway. It's roughly a ten-minute walk from the bus station, five minutes to the museum, and one to ten minutes to a variety of decent places to eat. The area itself is totally safe as well. There are few worries for lone females walking home from the bar at night. People seem to be quite friendly.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are all adequate -- singles, doubles, and dorms are all available here. The dorms have some bunk beds and some basic fold-down beds. Lockers are available on the main floor. Bathrooms are a floor below and showers (of basic quality) are in the basement. Either way, everything is relatively clean and reasonable.

Common Spaces

Also located in the basement is a laundry room and the fairly large common area and kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped and the common area sports a TV with cable, couches, and tables and chairs. Upstairs there is a pile of travel accessories you never realized you needed for sale next to the reception desk. Also just after the main entrance on the right is a library with hundreds of books (mainly regarding travel) and a fairly ancient computer with free internet access.

Summary

This place might not be a travelers' dream paradise, but it is ultimately fine. The staff are friendly and there are plenty of nice hostelers around to befriend. We'd go back.

ryan chaplin
2007-11-27
canada

Tried to stay here in Jan. 2007 but it had closed for the season (contrary to reports that it's open year-round). Disappointing. Will be opening up in mid-Feb again (apparently).

Matt
2007-01-08

I stayed here in May of 2002. The staff were friendly and helpful. The hostel itself is clean and well-maintained. It is a quiet place--there were less than five people staying at the hostel when I was here. It is an excellent value, and since you practically have the place to yourself I recommend staying here over staying in a hotel in Regina!

Anonymous
2004-07-16

Description

Regina hosts a renowned symphony orchestra and a wealth of natural and cultural history contained in museums, galleries, parklands and recreational centres. Historic Turgeon International Hostel is adjacent to the Wascana Centre - an urban park featuring bicycle and hiking trails, museums, and the provincial legislature. Wascana Centre is two short blocks from the hostel.

HI-Regina is ideally located on the edge of Wascana Park on the south side of downtown, close to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Saskatchewan Legislature, many art galleries (McKenzie, Nouveau, Assiniboine), bike/walking paths, shops and restaurants. HI-Regina is next to major bus routes. HI-Regina (aka Turgeon House) is an award-winning municipal heritage property that is clean, comfortable, safe and quiet in the heart of Regina! In Saskatchewan, whether from the east or the west, we are a great place to rest for the next part of your journey.

Location and Contact

Location

• Bus: Head south from the bus depot to 15th Avenue (6 blocks) and then east (7 blocks) to McIntyre Street. Turn south again and you will see a stately 3 story heritage building at 2310 McIntyre with balconies and veranda. HI-Regina!
• Metro: No metro available.
• Parking: Limited street parking during the day. Overnight street parking and one free "first come first served" spot for HI guests.
• Sea port: No seaport.
• Rail: No train available
• Airport: 4km Regina Airport Taxi from airport to hostel $10

Map

Map

Address: 2310 McIntyre Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Website

Website HI Regina Turgeon International Hostel Regina www.hihostels.ca/Regina
Phone Number: +1 (306) 791-8165
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Groups (10+ people)

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Breakfast

Parking

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

Towels

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Gameroom

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Swimming Pool

TV

Curfew: No Curfew

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