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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my sister stayed here for 2 nights as a stopover on our way to Jasper. I have only ever stayed in a hostel once before and this completely exceeded our expectations. The hostel is located in an old part of Edmonton called Old Strathcona and there are plenty of nice eateries and bars nearby. There are also bus...

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Sydney
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Hopefully the renos are done by now. Was a bit off the beaten track coming from the airport but I still managed to find the place. It's a couple of blocks away from one of the major party districts in Edmo (sorry, I'm Aussie) so noise can be a bit of a factor eg wailing police / ambulance sirens. As...

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2Thank jbones999
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

I stayed in the 6 bed female dorm. It was very clean and only 1 bus to the shaw centre where I had a convention to attend. You can buy bus tickets at the nearby shoppers and get around quite easily. There are lots of cafes nearby the hostel. The staff is friendly and helpful. There are bunk beds but...

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1Thank Laura897654
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Pros: Wifi, location, staff, close to transit one bus to West Edmonton mall one bus to downtown. near 3 grocery stores, free wine and cheese on Saturdays at the hostel. Cons: needs Breakfast and a option to buy beer at the hostel.

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Thank MichaelDembenski
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Stayed here one night. Front desk staff were helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean. Close to Whyte Ave where there are plenty of restaurants. They were undergoing renovations while I was there so some facilities and amenities were unavailable. To compensate for that they gave us 10% off in addition to the HI member discount.

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Thank L2015M
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

HI Edmonton First of all I arrived downtown and had to find my way to the hostel which was a task in itself. After few trains later and a walk from the university I finally found the hostel, compared to Calgary from where I just left it was quite far out of downtown and looked very run down and old....

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HIAlberta, Manager at HI Edmonton, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. I'm sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations. We are located in Old Strathcona - the arts and entertainment district. We are less than a 10 minute bus ride from Downtown. We are an old convent that was converted into a hostel. We are currently in the middle of a large renovation project, which will...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 20 September 2015

I am fairly low maintenance; all I ask for is a clean bed, warm shower and no noise at night and that is what I got here. Mind you it may have been off season here that could have been a reason for it who knows but I enjoyed my stay here. Very close to Whyte ave, couple blocks from...

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1Thank metalwolf8
Medicine Hat, Canada
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

I booked for 3 nights while I was running the Edmonton Marathon. I ended up staying for 2 more nights. One nice thing is that you can walk everywhere or take the bus. You really don't need a car. The place is very quiet except during the Fringe Festival. A great place to relax.

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2Thank Alfred K
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Review of a stay back in 2014. I was here for a conference at the University of Alberta and stayed three nights. The location was close to the university and nearby shopping was nice. Being my first stay in a hostel, I was not expecting anything great. The four bed room was clean and had a large closet where I...

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1Thank ZolziJo
Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed 22 June 2015

great location and hostel. informative and helpful staff and nice kitchen facilities. although dated still nice, close to bars but no great common area to meet other travelers. Beds are comfy and include linen. Shared Showers and washrooms are clean and decent.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A great urban hostel located right near the action in Edmonton’s historic Old Strathcona area, including Whyte Avenue, the coolest spot for shopping, pubbing, clubbing, live music, live theatre, improv, comedy, indie films, and the Saturday year-round Farmers' Market. Only a few blocks from the beautiful River Valley with its relaxing hiking and biking trail system & we rent bikes. Our private courtyard is complete with BBQ and picnic tables. ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI Edmonton

Address: 10647 81 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1Y1, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Edmonton > Queen Alexandra
Price Range: $28 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 44
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“ask for the top bunk, esp if you're tall because the bottom bunk is way too low”
 of 5 bubbles L2015M, 29 Oct 2015 | Read review
“private rooms with a bathroom are great if you need it for medical or privacy”
 of 5 bubbles rlmptl, 4 Jun 2015 | Read review
“For a better nights sleep, pay a few dollars more for a smaller room (less people = less disturbance at night)”
 of 5 bubbles richardhS3411JV, 19 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Take a private or you'll regret.”
 of 5 bubbles WaguinhoAraujo, 3 Sep 2014 | Read review
“When you book/online, over the phone or even when you arrive at the hostel ask for a top bunk!”
 of 5 bubbles 849lizzie_loo849, 24 Mar 2014 | Read review
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