Backpackers Winnipeg Guest House International



The Review

Backpackers Winnipeg Guest House International makes you feel right at home in this old house that has been converted to a hostel.

The Location

Backpackers Winnipeg Guest House International is located on Maryland approximately a fifteen-minute walk to the downtown center. On a quiet residential street that allows for parking, you are not far from the hustle and bustle of the city while still having some relaxing peace and quiet.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The building here is set up as an old house. There are three floors to this building and the bedrooms are located on the first and second floor. The dorm rooms are spacious and comfortable and have cozy beds. There are multiple bathrooms on the top and basement floor of the hostel -- one of them even includes a bath. These bathrooms are also spacious and well cleaned and maintained.

Common Spaces

The major common spaces in the hostel are the kitchen and living room on the main floor and the games room in the basement. The kitchen is somewhat small but has all of the utensils and cooking appliances that you may need to cook great meals during your stay here. There are comfortable couches and a television in the living room for enjoying some relaxation. The games room in the basement level has a foosball table and flyers with information about the area and other information for places across Canada. They also have washers and dryers down here that you can use for a cost.


The guy who runs the front desk is helpful and friendly and has maps of the area and ample information about where to go and things to do. It is recommended that if you are going to stay here that you call in advance to let them know that you are coming as they have a security lock on the front door, which requires a code to get into the building, keeping it secure. If he is not there to let you in, you won't be able to register, however he is around for the most part. This is a great place to stay while you are in Winnipeg and it is highly recommended as your first port of call for Winnipeg hostels.
by Globetrotter Staff Reviewer
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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Backpackers Winnipeg Guest House International" at 168 Maryland Street.)


168 Maryland Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
49.883611, -97.161180 (accuracy not guaranteed)
+1 (204) 772-1272, +1 (800) 743-4423
+1 (204) 772-4117
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72% Guest Reviews

Pretty good -- clean and safe.
I stayed in this hostel several times over the years. Always vibrant and friendly and safe. Close to attractions. Hospital nearby if medical attention is needed.
Age 50, Canada
Feel right at home!
Backpackers Winnipeg Guest House International was one of my favourite hostels traveling across the country. Bill, the owner, is hilarious and very good to his guests. He took my friend and I out for a Winnipeg beer and made us feel at home. The place is clean, the wifi works, and I would go back again!
Age 23, Canada
We had good times! This is an old house with lots of charm! The owner is amazing! We will return. Thanks for all.
Claire et Bruno
Age 25, Française
Not A Good Place To Stay If You Want To Sleep
This Place is Old And Rundown. It is Not Kept Clean, The Shower Is Dirty. It is hard to sleep there because cars go by there all night long. And when big trucks go by the whole house shakes. It is hard to find a place to park there. You would have a better sleep in your car then in this place and it is over priced, 30 dollars for a rundown room.
Age 28, Germany
Good Value
Great place. there are no beds on the top floor. Well kept. New stove. New microwave. Great restaurants and a Subway 100 meters away. Ten minute walk to downtown. Bus to airport and GreyHound is right in front of the place. Enjoyed the barbecue in the back yard.
Stayed here in June 2007. Was shown to the upper floor and had a choice of either of two upper bunks. One bunk was so unstable I was afraid it could collapse and seriously injure whoever was in the lower bunk. Man in the fifth bed kept a dried out, open tube of toothpaste in the washroom and I put it in the garbage. Man asked me about it and said that I should leave other people's things alone. Kitchen had a terribly cluttered ambiance and nobody seemed to be keeping it clean. Microwave oven didn't heat up for me.
  Very good hostel. Very good owner and a great location. It also has free table football and table tennis and some weird table curling game.
  We never wanted to leave this place. The Guest House has heaps of character, the most comfy beds, a really well-stocked kitchen, and is very clean. Bill, the owner, is really interesting, friendly and very accommodating. Highly recommended.
Jules and Rob

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