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Newman House Hostel

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Prince George, Canada
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The new location is still being renovated and fixed up, but the stay was everything I expected from a hostel. Close to downtown and to the Maritimes Bus and a nice kitchen, bedroom and staff person working. If you don't need a fancy hotel and don't want to spend too much money, stay here. You won't be disappointed.

1Thank Kristen K
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Totally enjoyed our stay at the Hostel. Thank you Sharon, you were lovely and we appreciated everything indeed. Got confused trying to find the place a few times, but with your help we did managed to get back and forth from the Hospital. :) All is going good re: Brothers operation. Hopefully will get back to St. John to have...

1Thank cheers33
Reviewed 24 August 2015

This was my first hostel experience and I have nothing negative to say about it. I was so impressed by the cleanliness and upkeep, but the biggest surprise to me was how well stocked the kitchen was! I had brought a bit of food hoping I could find a way to eat some of my own stuff instead of eating...

2Thank Kirstin V
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

This is our second year staying at the apartment that Sharon rents near the hostel. Sharon is amazing! We feel like we're coming home to family when we stay there. Only three days this time, last year we stayed a week. Super clean with every possible amenity and then some. See you next year!

1Thank motherof2plus2
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights there. The value is very good for the offer, and thanks to a no-show, we were able to stay in a private room instead of dorm. Sharon was so welcoming and nice, the breakfast includes everything you need to bake pancakes and eggs, it's well located, there's a big TV and pool table, and you can...

1Thank SarahInCanadaaa
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 7 July 2014

I spent five weeks at the Newman house hostel and I absolutely recommend this place. Sharon, the host, is warm, helpful and I loved her cooking. You want to try her smoothies and pancakes in the morning. The hostel is clean and well organized. Everything you need when you are traveling or looking for a long term stay works well :...

1Thank Stephanie B
Blacksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Called 2 weeks before my stay to reserve a room. Spoke with owner on the phone and she said she would prepare a private suite for us. Arrived to find the hostel over booked and were asked to find another place to stay. Owner had forgotten our reservation! Lobby also smelled strongly of ammonia. Cat was in the property if...

4Thank J D
Newmanhousehostel, Owner at Newman House Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments It was definitely my error!! I gave that double room to the wrong guest- a single man who had gone out exploring. There was time to switch the rooms, would have had to wait but I got flustered. This young man offered to go elsewhere in a pleasant tone after I offered beds/ the dorm room...

Digby Neck & Islands/Bay of Fundy
Reviewed 13 February 2014

good location, good facilities and friendly owner! see you next time Sharon! oops, has to be 200 characters - so I'm borrowing other review statements "Sharon, the owner, is extremely helpful and hospitable. Sharon is also very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and can point out great tourist attractions and restaurants. " :-)

Thank Tom G
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Sharon, the owner, is extremely helpful and hospitable. She goes the extra mile to make your stay as comfortable as possible. She was able to find me an extra bed, even though the place was completely booked. Sharon is also very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and can point out great tourist attractions and restaurants. We spent a couple of...

Thank zxc2000
Scituate, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Spent a night here travelling with my girlfriend. Lots of rooms and friendly people. Sharon, the owner, is a wonderful host and has lots of food for cooking breakfast. Very social atmosphere with people hanging out, playing pool and talking on the deck. Next time I'm in town, I'll be sure to stay here!

Thank Eric_Palmer_17

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hostel is centrally located from all amenities, attractions and grocery, restaurants and bus terminal. On bus route or within minutes of most needs. Well behaved pets and children of all ages welcome. Self catering kitchen, free WIFI only, off street free parking, breakfast ingredients supplied, 4-bed dorms and private rooms. Owner has conducted City Highlights Tours of local attractions. Information and maps available onsite. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Newman House Hostel

Address: 53 Dorchester Street | E2L 3J1, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 3H9, Canada
Region: Canada > New Brunswick > Saint John
Price Range: $31 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“All is good”
cheers33, 5 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Don't stay upstairs in the "dorm"- you'll never get any sleep with the animals next door and there is no lock.”
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