Vancouver’s SameSun Backpackers Lodge is officially the first in our series of posts where we’ll be Interviewing Canadian Hostels. We managed to get Pete to answer these questions: How long have you been operating your hostel? 6 years Tell us about your hostel? We can sleep about 270 people. We have 12 private rooms, some [...]
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!
Throughout the next month or two, I’ll be interviewing the owners &/or managers of several dozen hostels in Canada. Basically what I’m trying to do is give people a better look into Canadian hostels and prove that budget travel in Canada is an option for anyone interested. I’ll be asking a set of questions that [...]
A new iPhone application has recently been released which will help any backpacker traveling the world. With the flick of a thumb, you can browse and book hostels in 150 countries. If you remember my previous post on Air Canada’s iPhone App, you’ll know that many people, including companies, are seeing the major benefits a [...]
Despite it’s funny sounding name, and the fact that it is more or less in the middle of nowhere, there is plenty to see and do if you happen to find yourself in the heart of the Prairies. Regina is a unique city,combining the small town feel of many rural communities with a thriving urban [...]
Edmonton is often overlooked when backpacking through Alberta. Calgary has a tendency to be the safer choice, being much closer to Banff, and being right along the Trans Canada Highway. In the past, Edmonton has been the little brother trying to achieve what Calgary has. However, in recent years Edmonton is gradually shedding it’s title [...]
The hostel scene in Canada is still in it’s youngest stages. They are spread out few and far between. However, despite lacking a decent hostel in every city, there are a good handful that I would personally recommend as the best hostels in Canada. Bare in mind, these are based on my own personal thoughts, [...]
You’ve just spent all day doing everything that was on your itinerary. Your legs are tired, you’re exhausted, but overall, you’re satisfied with the day. The hostel you chose was not only cheap, but relatively nice compared to some of the heaps you’ve stayed in. You crawl into your $150 sleeping bag. (perhaps feeling a [...]