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Black Rooster Guesthouse

8.1 | Very Good
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Dorm & private rooms in downtown, guests praised clean rooms & friendly staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean, well maintained and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers appreciated the common living room and the guest kitchen
  • Several guests found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • A couple of reviewers thought that this property offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • A few guests were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 29, 2014
Overview
The Black Rooster Guesthouse is situated in the downtown area of Prince Rupert and is within a 13-minute walk of the waterfront. With no on-site dining or recreational facilities, this budget-friendly accommodation is well suited for guests looking to spend their time exploring the area on foot. There are several shops and restaurants within a 5- to 10-minute walk.

This property is smoke free and offers dorm rooms, private rooms and apartment-style rooms. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a phone, a TV, linens and towels and a work desk. Apartment units provide more spacious accommodations, two bedrooms and a full kitchen. Private rooms and apartment units have en suite bathrooms, while dorm room units have shared bathrooms. 

Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available, but there are some rooms located on the ground floor that may be suitable for guests with limited mobility.

Free parking is available on site and small dogs are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $10 per night.

Other on-site amenities include a common living room with a TV, a ping pong table, a patio with a BBQ, guest laundry facilities, bicycle storage and a freezer for storing caught fish. This property does not have an on-site restaurant.

The Lester Centre of the Arts, the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre and the Centennial Golf Course are all within a 10-minute walk, while the Kwinitsa Station Railway Museum and the Museum of Northern British Columbia are both within a 13-minute walk.

Access to Highway 16 is about a 1-minute drive away, while the BC and Alaska Ferry Terminals and the Via Rail Station are all about 6 minutes away by car. The North Pacific Historic Fishing Village is about a 24-minute drive away. The Digby Island Airport (YPR) is about 45 minutes away by car and ferry. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 12, 2014: Wheelchair accessibility.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests described generally pleasant stays at the Black Rooster Guesthouse. 

The rooms were often described as clean, well maintained and generally comfortable. Some reviewers added that their rooms were well appointed and quiet, while several other guests specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable. One reviewer said, "the property showed pride of ownership and a good taste in decorating."

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service, while one guest said that the staff responded quickly to her requests and concerns.

Many guests appreciated the guest kitchen and common living room area.

Several reviewers found this property conveniently located for exploring the downtown area on foot, while a few guests found shops and restaurants nearby.

A couple of guests thought that this accommodation offered good value for the money they spent.
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The Bad
There were few common concerns or complaints found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, a few guests were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms and a couple of guests agreed that the rooms had "thin walls".

While many guests appreciated the guest kitchen, a couple of reviewers noted that there was limited seating in the dining area.

As mentioned above, several reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot, but a couple of reviewers warned that there were steep hills to traverse when walking to the downtown area.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this inn #2 out of 4 specialty lodging properties in Prince Rupert, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 32 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8 out of 10, based on 49 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 12, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Location
Map Marker Black Rooster Guesthouse
501 6th Street West, Prince Rupert, BC