This has got to be the worst HI I have stayed in in Canada.
The place was run down.
It was fairly warm outside the night I stayed here. The air conditioner in the room didn't work and to open the window the blackout blind has to be up half way (large window with small opening). When I tried to roll up the blind it didn't roll up and the whole thing fell off the mount.
The room was dusty and I really didn't want to take off my flip flops. The bathroom in the room had no ventilation and there was rust in the tub. The bunks weren't all that great either, they squeaked a lot.
Even though there was WiFi in the place, I couldn't get a signal in my room.
Paying to park at a hostel is annoying.
Avoid this place if you can!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located right in the heart of Winnipeg's vibrant downtown, HI-Winnipeg's Downtowner hostel is in the center of the country's most diverse mix of cultures. We are close to the city's finest attractions including the Forks (the future site of the Human Rights Museum), the award-winning Manitoba Museum, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the incredibly dynamic National Historic Site, the Exchange District. The Exchange is known for all of its vibrant shops, restaurants, and entertaining nightlife. We are also located about a 20-minute walk from our very own Osborne Village. On the Osborne strip you can find an array of local only shops, restaurants, stellar pubs. Ask our staff about the hot-stops in these areas for shopping and great night out. Also, ask about how you can receive discounts from our partners in the area with your HI Membership! ... more less