It's definitely one of the more interesting hostels I've stayed at. The downstairs has a dorm style room, which is basically the same as what you would get in a hospital, a bed with sheets that you can pull around you. I had a small single at the top of the stairs, which was quiet and away from people except for when they would walk down said stairs of course. The rest of the upper part are all private rooms and don't look as much like a hospital. There is a lounge area with a large table, a tv with a dvd/vhs player (no cable). But there are a ton of VHS tapes for you to enjoy. Yes VHS! Also, please be kind and rewind!
The kitchen upstairs is smaller, but has the typical layout. There are two bathrooms also on the upper part and I believe one downstairs. They have showers, although only one of the ones upstairs works fully. It's a really peaceful place, but I'm sure it gets busier as the season begins.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Norris Point International Backpackers Hostel Newfoundland