Replies: 9 - Last Post: Dec 14, 2012 1:30 PM Last Post By: saskja
Nov 10, 2012 6:05 PM
Best backpackersHi. I'm aiming to travel around Canada for a while next year and doing it on a budget so ill be staying in backpackers most likely. I was wondering if people could please tell me the best ones to visit anywhere in Canada. I hope to explore as much as possible. Thanks!
Nov 11, 2012 5:57 AM
1Your request seems a little odd. It sounds like you want the focus of your Canada trip to be experiencing the best hostels. Surely that can't be. I would recommend getting a guide book and finding the places you want to visit. The guidebook will then tell you if there is a hostel there. Most places you will want to visit will have at least one hostel. Canada is a big country. Do you want to head east or west? What do you want to see while there, besides hostels?
Nov 11, 2012 8:40 AM
Nov 11, 2012 3:48 PM
Nov 13, 2012 8:39 AM
4Canada is an incredibly massive country- it takes several days to drive across, and that will only show you a narrow area. My suggestion is to focus on either the east or the west coast, for the most part there's not a whole lot going on in between Alberta and Ontario.
Pretty much the only 'hostel' I know is in Banff, it's called same-sun. Great for younger people, bit of a snowboard/ski/ party culture. What are your main interests??
Nov 13, 2012 7:18 PM
5Hi. Thanks for the replies. I'm travelling to Canada for six months and am focusing more on the east as I've been to the west before. I am interested in good cheap places to stay to enrich my holiday and to make it a little easier to plan.
Nov 14, 2012 8:25 AM
Sedona is not even in the same country and this is not anywhere near to responding to OP's question.
Stop trying to advertise. You've been caught.
Dec 13, 2012 9:27 AM
8I have to second couchsurfing.com I've used it in Eastern Canada and I have friends who offer it here in Alberta. Its a great way to stay local and save some money! Especially if you're on a budget!
Dec 14, 2012 1:30 PM
9Montreal: Auberge alternative du Vieux-Montréal . Auberge chez Jean is cheaper, but does not suit all tastes.
Québec City: Auberge de la paix
If you are planning to explore the north shore of the Saint-Laurent river, east of Québec City:
- whales sightseeing in/around Tadoussac: Maison Majorique
- just outside of the quaint little town of Baie-St-Paul, much liked by painters for a reason, on top of a hill: Le Balcon Vert - stay either in the main building, in a cabin or camp. If you can minimally read French, click on 'Services', and read/post car-pooling enquiry under 'co-voiturage'. Opens in May.
Nova Scotia: Cabot Trail Hostel in Cape Breton.
(5 star Hotel)
From US$367.06 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$213.08 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$227.18 per night