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Hostels are a backpackers friend. Not only are they easy on your budget, they provide a unique and fun way to travel and meet people from all over the world with similar interests. Find out about some of my favourite hostels here!

Planet Traveler

Get Eco-Friendly at The Planet Traveler – North America’s Greenest Hostel

Finding The Planet Traveler Hostel is incredibly easy, even for a small town chump such as myself. It’s located between two awesome and eclecticToronto neighbourhoods, Little Italy & Kensington Market. Rising slightly higher than the nearby buildings, a grid of solar panels points toward the sky, gathering light to feed the bowels of this building. […]

Algonquin-Park in Autumn Ontario-Canoe Lake

Experience Algonquin Park At The Wolf Den Hostel & Bunkhouse

Algonquin Park is an Ontario mecca for outdoor adventure and activities. Whether you’re a plaid wearing canoe carrying portage master, or a first timer dipping your feet into the world of interior camping. Algonquin Park has a lake, a trail, and a campsite for everyones needs. The question is where do you start? Who do […]

HI South Algonquin – A Gateway to Algonquin Park

Located in the small town of Maynooth, Ontario (population 200), a once budding town with its own CN Railways Station on the outskirts of Algonquin Park, is one of the many children of HI Canada. HI Maynooth Hostel is a fantastic little gateway for exploring the area. People from all over the world spend a […]

HI Toronto Backpackers

5 Reasons You Should Start Your Canadian Journey at HI Toronto Hostel

HI Hostels Canada is the king of the hill when it comes to budget accommodations across Canada. While there are dozens upon dozens of amazing local mom & pop hostels across Canada, most travellers seem to lean on the “Big Kid” when they first arrive in Canada. Whether its for their comfy beds, warm smiles, […]


Luxury Hostels Exist In Banff – HI Banff Alpine Centre

Pop culture hasn’t been kind to budget accommodation. Movies featuring grimey, dingy, cockroach infested rooms have been prevalent for years. While that may be the case in some impoverished nations, or just poorly managed facilities, my experience in Canadian hostels hasn’t seen much of that. Sure, you’ll get an un-comfy bed every once in a while; maybe a […]

Two discount cards you should carry when traveling in Canada

Backpacking in Canada can be crazy expensive, but if you play it smart, and take advantage of the discounts available to you, you can make the journey quite a bit cheaper. There are countless discounts out there, many places don’t charge children, or offer a decent percentage off for being over 60 years old. But […]