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Barefoot Hostel

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“bunk beds”(6 reviews)
“living room”(6 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Rooms
Free Parking
Breakfast included
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2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Stayed mid-end sept (unseasonable warm). The bottom half of the place with the living room and kitchen and entrance had aircon(a/c), but the upper level where all the rooms were was incredibly HOT it was like sleeping in a sauna. They had fan machines in...More

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Response from Sabina S, Owner at Barefoot HostelResponded 28 September 2017

The city certainly struggled with heat this summer until very late in the season! Thankfully, this morning the cooler autumn weather seems to have arrived in earnest. We do not have A/C on the second floor, and will be discussing amongst ourselves what the best...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

The Barefoot Hostel was full of pleasant surprises. The employees are friendly and kind, the beds clean and comfy with a good pillow and nice duvet. Lots of space to lounge and a kitchen to use if you dont want to eat out at the...More

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Response from Sabina S, Owner at Barefoot HostelResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are so very happy you enjoyed your stay with us, but would like to say that although the breakfast at Swiss Hotel is excellent, we do not offer it as a general...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

After weeks of staying in busy and crowded hostels, this was a really nice break. The hostel only sleeps 16 people, so it was nice and calm most of the time. The rooms were very nice and colourful, and the bathroom was super nice too....More

Thank Caribby96
Response from Sabina S, Owner at Barefoot HostelResponded 15 August 2017

We are very happy that you found your stay with us relaxing amidst your travels! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this review!

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The hostel is very clean. The bedding and towels are fantastic. There's a wait for the bathrooms during g peak times, and the rooms can get a little too warm. There's also a lack of space to put bags and stuff. I'm here for almost...More

Thank Kelly M
Response from Sabina S, Owner at Barefoot HostelResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you for leaving us the review! We do not offer laundry facilities, but there are some local ones that aren't too far away (Market Cleaners is right on Dalhousie, a few blocks away). We certainly hope to see you again!

Reviewed 25 July 2017

The common room space is great, the quad bunk beds are comfortable but the room is very small. There is no air conditioning and that can be uncomfortable when sharing such close quarters. The parking in the area is abundant. I was lucky to get...More

Thank wanderwoman50
Response from Sabina S, Owner at Barefoot HostelResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for leaving us this review! It is true that we do not have air conditioning in the rooms (all of which have fans and windows that open), but our common areas are air conditioned. We certainly hope to see you in the future!

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US$38 - US$79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Response from wanderwoman50 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any lockers. I stored my stuff on a chair beside the bed. It's not a state of the art hostel with lockers and curtained beds or anything. It is nice though and I felt reasonably safe.
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Happy2FlySolo
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Response from Sabina S | Property representative |
Hello! We share parking with our sister business, Swiss Hotel, on a first-come, first-served basis (12$+tax/night, no in/out privileges). There is free evening and weekend parking on the street in the neighbourhood, and paid... More
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"Would be warm in winter, based off my experience in summer!"
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"Rooms NOT air conditioned"
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"quiet, clean"
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"All bunk rooms are more or less equal, but groups of 4 might ask for their own room together."
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