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Norris Point International Backpackers Hostel

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Victoria, Canada
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30 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is certainly a budget accommodation and it has a charming history but it needs a lot of work. Our room had a lumpy mattress on a cheap rolling frame. The closet had extensive mould and the old wooden window sash was difficult to raise and lower for ventilation. Kitchen area was overdo for a thorough sorting and clean-up. The... More 

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7 reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Bob helped us from start untill the end perfect! He fixed us a room when the hostel was fully booked...... Perfect place to stay with several kitchens to prepare your food. Very nice volunteering staff Who run this place. You might not always see them and have the place even all alone! Good spot to start your travel days around... More 

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Velas, Portugal
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

The place is a former hospital, and you will have the chance to stay in the original infirmary if you want. Stayed there for a week. There is no permanent staff, so it took me 2 days to find someone to arrange the payment. Quite an experience.

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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157 reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The hostel is located in a former hospital and is in great condition for its age as it is well maintained and clean. The beds are comfortable and there is lots to do if you are rained out. I am not a hostel type traveler but this is a great option. Also Newfoundlanders are the friendliest people you could ever... More 

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Stayed at the hostel twice, taking advantage of the private rooms, hot showers, kitchen facilities, wi-if and laundry. I found the basement room to be quieter and more comfortable than the second floor. If there isn't a volunteer on duty when you arrive, there is a phone in the second-floor hallway you can use to call. The hostel is a... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We had a too brief stay at the Norris Point International Hostel. It is in a former 'Cottage Hospital' now shared with the radio station, library and physiotherapy clinic. Many of the hospital's features have been incorporated into the hostel including the hospital beds (with new mattresses!) bedside tables, and private rooms still boast 'Head Nurse' and 'Administrator' door signs.... More 

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Graz, Austria
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

This was a very unusual experience of staying in a hostel, but in a good way. I was in a private room with a shared bathroom, so it felt more like a B&B. Michelle, the employee at the hostel, went out of her way to make me feel comfortable and ensure that everything was fine. The hostel is pretty small.... More 

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Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Within walking distance of the wharf, this converted cottage hospital houses the community's hostel, library, public radio station and physiotherapy practice. A museum room, to include the instruments, books and equipment of former outport nurses and doctors, is a work in progress. They've taken great care to preserve the character of the former hospital -- my room and keys were... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

I have stayed in some wonderful hostels, but sadly this is not one of them. Firstly the good: Bob and his wife Darlene seemed like decent people and were really helpful when I had left documents behind at the last place I had stayed. Also the kitchen was clean and perfectly serviceable. I shared the twin room upstairs with a... More 

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GARY N, Committee Member at Norris Point International Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Claire. we are very sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction with your stay at our hostel, and we appreciate you taking the time to point out the deficiencies. As you know, we are operated by a not-for-profit organization run mostly by volunteers,with limited staff. But this, of course, doesn't excuse dirty bathrooms. We try our best to maintain good... More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 April 2015

My adult kids and I were warmly welcomed, given a tour of the place, had our pick of rooms and settled in for a few day. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hostel, with the added benefit of being the only occupants and having the run of the place for a while. The radio station, VOBB, is housed in... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are located in the scenic community of Norris Point, in the heart of beautiful Gros Morne National Park. Our hostel occupies part of the old Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital, now the Julia Ann Walsh Heritage Centre, a not-for-profit, community corporation. Accommodations include private single and double rooms as well as dormitory beds, with shared showers and baths. We offer a fully-equipped kitchen, a common room with TV, VCR and DVD, a deck with a barbecue and a spectacular view, and free wi-fi in all parts of the building ... more   less 

Additional Information about Norris Point International Backpackers Hostel

Address: 2-6 Hospital Lane | Julia Ann Walsh Centre, Norris Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K-3V0, Canada (Formerly Bonne Bay International Backpackers Hostel)
Region: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Gros Morne National Park > Norris Point
Price Range: $43 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“top floor rooms are marginally better”
 of 5 bubbles 196robertt, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“With my kids and I, it was actually cheaper to use the private rooms - one with a double bed and one with two singles.”
 of 5 bubbles Trish4180, 29 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on the top floor were private and nicely decorated, close to kitchen and lounge area.”
 of 5 bubbles idabc, 28 Oct 2013 | Read review
“The dorm room is like an old ER room with individual beds surrounded by curtains. Upstairs they have rooms for double occupancy.”
 of 5 bubbles ExploreandExperience, 16 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Ask for a ward room if traveling with others”
 of 5 bubbles nursemack, 26 Oct 2012 | Read review
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