July 3, 2002
Fortunately it was a slow night, so we didn’t have to share a room with anyone. The rooms were tiny – comprised only of 2 bunk beds and a locker to put your stuff in. There was a musty smell in the air, and I questioned how clean the sheets really were. What do you expect for $18 CAN (approx. $12 US) per night? There were about 20 rooms on the floor and only 2 bathrooms – one with a shower. (Towels cost extra – $2 CAN). Downstairs was the common area with a kitchen, pay phone, pool table, and Internet access for $1 per 8 minutes.
All in all, I guess I can’t complain too much, we just needed a bed for the night, and that’s what we got. It’s not on my list of top hostels though, perhaps because it’s an American one – I’ve found most European hostels have offered a lot more for the money, as well as clean sheets.
Website: Hostelling International
From journal The Mist of Niagara