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Algonquin Backpackers

8.2 | Very Good
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Along Highway 62, free Wi-Fi, great staff and rates, clean rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay
  • The hotel's rates were found to be affordable and budget friendly
  • Several guests were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms
Cons
  • A couple of guests reported worn decor and a small-sized room
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 21, 2014
Overview
Located in the centre of Maynooth on Highway 62, Algonquin Backpackers (also known as The Arlington Hotel) is suitable for travellers who require a well-priced, centrally located hotel with free Wi-Fi, an on-site bar and easy highway access.

This smoke-free hotel offers private and dorm-style rooms, each with free Wi-Fi, free linens, a fan and a shared bathroom on each floor. 

Hotel amenities include a common kitchen, a shared lounge with a TV, BBQ facilities, guest laundry, free parking and an on-site bar. The hostel is not wheelchair accessible. Pets are not permitted.

Maynooth General Store and The Sun Run Cafe are both located across the street from the hotel, while Algonquin Provincial Park can be found roughly 40 minutes away by car. Muskoka Airport (YQA) is about a 2-hour and 18-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 12, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rates, rooms and location.

Many lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay, characterizing the staff as friendly, informative and accommodating. One patron noted, "The owner, Tom, was quite nice...very well-informed about the area and very enthusiastic about the abundance of activities. He has travelled extensively himself, so he is well-versed with the average budget traveller".

The hotel's rates were praised by numerous reviewers. They described them as affordable, budget friendly, inexpensive and cheap.

Several guests enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, quiet and spacious, with comfortable beds. A couple of lodgers had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).

The hotel's location was convenient for several travellers. They described it as being close to Algonquin Park, art galleries, hiking, swimming, canoeing and the Greyhound bus stop.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple complaints about the rooms.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a small-sized room and worn decor were reported by a couple of lodgers.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 2 specialty lodging in Maynooth with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.4 out of 10 from 3 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 12, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Map Marker Algonquin Backpackers
32990 Highway 62, Box 87, Maynooth, ON