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Espace Globetrotter Auberge Internationale

6.3 | Fair
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Hostel accommodations with shared bathrooms, some guest concerns

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests found the property conveniently located for exploring the downtown area and accessing the ferry terminal
  • A few reviewers said that the beds were comfortable
Cons
  • Many guests said that the rooms did not meet their cleanliness expeectations
  • Several reviewers found their rooms in need of maintenance
  • Several guests complained that the staff were unfriendly and unhelpful
  • A couple of reviewers were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 3, 2014
Overview
This hostel is situated in the town centre area of Rimouski, among shops and restaurants. With no on-site dining or restaurants and shared bathrooms, this property is well suited for guests who prefer budget-friendly accommodations.

This property is smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi and a TV. This hostel offers a choice of dormitory or private rooms. Dormitory rooms have four to ten beds per room and all rooms at this hostel have shared bathrooms. The dormitory rooms are wheelchair accessible. 

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

Other on-site amenities include a guest kitchen, phone and fax service and guest laundry facilities. Travellers staying at this hostel receive a voucher for a free latte at Cafe Presse (a coffee shop).

There is a shopping centre within an 11-minute walk, while the University of Quebec at Rimouski is 12 minutes away on foot. The Rimouski Airport (YXK) and the ferry terminal that provides service to Forestville, Port-Menier and Sept-Iles are both 5 minutes away by car, while access to Highway 20 is about an 8-minute drive away.

The Pointe-au-Père National Wildlife Area, the Empress Golf Club and the Pointe-au-Pere Maritime Historic Site are all about 9 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on January 26, 2014: Wheelchair accessibility, parking and pet policy.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot and accessing the ferry terminal.

A few reviewers found the beds comfortable, while a couple of guests said that the rooms were clean. However, there were many concerns about the condition of the rooms (see below for more details).
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The Bad
There were several common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Many guests said that the rooms did not meet their cleanliness expectations, while several reviewers found their rooms in need of maintenance and upgrades. One guest described: "most of the equipment is defective: bathroom door that does not close, windows that no longer open".

Several reviewers complained that the staff were unfriendly and unhelpful.

A couple of guests were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hostel #3 out of 4 specialty lodging properties in Rimouski, with an average score of 1.5 out of 5, from 8 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 6.6 out of 10, based on 38 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 26, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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hotels in Rimouski

Rated 6.3/10 based on 33 reviews

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Map Marker Espace Globetrotter Auberge Internationale
307 Rue St-Germain E, Rimouski, QC