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Hostelling International Regina

5.0 | Mediocre
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Within 5-min. walk to U of R, free WI-Fi and free parking, but mixed guest reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers found the property well located for accessing the downtown area
  • A few guests found their rooms to be clean
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • A couple of guests described their rooms as small and cramped
  • A couple of reviewers complained that the stairs to some rooms were narrow and steep
  • A couple of guests complained about dated bathroom fixtures
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 14, 2014
Overview
This hostel is situated within a 5-minute walk of the University of Regina and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Offering shared rooms and bathrooms, it is well suited for guests looking for budget-friendly accommodations.

This property offers female dorm rooms and male dorm rooms. All dorm rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, linens, towels and air conditioning. There are no wheelchair-accessible rooms. Pets are not permitted at this hostel.

Other on-site amenities include free on-site parking, a common living room and library, a guest kitchen, a BBQ, guest computers, a 24-hour front desk, bicycle and luggage storage, guest laundry facilities, vending machines, lockers and meeting rooms. This property does not have an on-site restaurant.

Downtown attractions, including Mosaic Stadium, the Sportsplex, Casino Regina, Cornwall Centre shopping mall and the Globe Theatre are all within a 6-minute drive, while the Saskatchewan Science Centre is also about 6 minutes away by car. The RCMP Training Academy and the Royal Regina Golf Club are both a 12-minute drive away.

The Regina International Airport (YQR) is 7 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
There were limited recent reviews available for this analysis among hotel review sites at the time this analysis was conducted. However, among those reviews, there were a mix of positive and negative comments.

Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable.

Several other guests found the hostel conveniently located for accessing the downtown area.

A few guests found their rooms clean, while several reviewers thought that the property in general was comfortable. One guest described the hostel as a "beautiful old character mansion". However, there were several guest concerns about the condition of the common areas (see below for more details). 

A few reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly service, but a few other guests were unhappy with the service they received (see below for more details). 
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there were some common guest concerns found for this hotel, among the few recent reviews available for this analysis.

A couple of guests described their rooms as small and cramped, while a couple of other reviewers noted steep and narrow stairs to some of the rooms.

A couple of reviewers complained that the bathroom fixtures were dated, while one guest thought that there were too few bathrooms for the number of dorm rooms.

While some guests found the property to be comfortable, a few reviewers said that the common areas appeared dirty, dated and neglected. A couple of guests noticed an unpleasant smell throughout the building.

As mentioned above, a few guests were unhappy with the customer service they received. These guests found the staff unhelpful, unresponsive to concerns and lacking knowledge about the area.
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked hostel #1 out of 3 specialty properties in Regina, with an average score of 2 out of 5, from 18 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.2 out of 10, based on 14 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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Rated 5.0/10 based on 26 reviews

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Map Marker Hostelling International Regina
2310 McIntyre Street, Regina, SK