Looking for a hostel in Canada?
You will find clean, safe, well-located hostels right across Canada–just not very many of them.
Hostelling is a relatively new concept in North America, and Canada has a long way to go before it comes close to matching Europe’s sophisticated hostelling network.
That said, Canadian hostels can be a budget-traveler’s best friend, with room rates ranging from approximately $25 to $65 CDN/night, depending on whether you’re looking for a single bed in a shared dorm or a private double or family room.
Rooms and amenities are no-frills, but there is almost always a shared kitchen available so you can prepare your own meals. (For many, sharing meals with fellow travellers is the best part of any hostel experience!)
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You’ll find most hostels clustered in low-rent urban neighborhoods, and near major parks and historic sites. Some are better suited to couples and families than others; a little due diligence before you book is highly recommended.
When you’re looking for cheap accommodation in Canada, remember not to overlook budget hotels and, during summer term, university dorms; they’re sometimes easier to find than hostels. Use the booking tool above to narrow the search.