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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Got to say after backpacking Europe, and south america this was close to the worst hostel. Was told that check in is 4pm. No one there, finally called emergency line 5:30pm. Finally someone showed up around 6pm. Nice guy but he takes us to our room and its covered in beer bottles and he is like sorry guess its not... More 

Thank iCrave C
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

I can't say anything but good things about this budget hostel. It is kept clean. Service is good by the hostel employees. It is close to some great coffee shops in town. Just a short walk to some grocery stores not far away from the hostel. Parking is either inside the hostel's parking lot, which does get crammed a bit... More 

Thank timbucktoe
Athens, Greece
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Hello everyone! I had the great opportunity to stay there for three weeks while I was in Courtney for volunteer work. I see that another volunteer from us, Silja, wrote a review. It is an amazing hostel, quite clean, in great location. The staff is awesome, very friendly and accommodating. By the first days we were already friends with everyone... More 

Thank Ino S
Cobble Hill
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Don't ever go there, loud, dirty.SMELLY, Staff are rude, bad lighting, other guests were drunk and yelling. A very BAD place to try to sleep or even relax. I was suffering anxiety and not allowed to stay because of it

2 Thank Lois L
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I was fortunate enough to reside here during a 3 week volunteer trip and I completely agree with the sentiments expressed by Silja. I've stayed at many luxury hotels, but here at Cona Hostel they have the most accommodating employees that I have ever come across. I cannot thank you enough for making my first hostel experience a positive one.

Thank Carol T
Bern, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Cona Hostel is the place to stay in Courtenay! It's got everything! The rooms are spacious, the bathrooms are always clean, the kitchen is well equipped, the common room is cosy and the patio overlooking the river is so lovely, it will take you effort to actually leave it to go see one of the many breathtaking things around the... More 

Thank Silja W
Cape Town, South Africa
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115 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2014

I've not stayed in a lot of hostels, at least not in the past few years, but I was very impressed with this one. The rooms are very clean and we had a private room with a lovely view over the river. Yes, it was a bit noisy on one of the nights, but that was from a party down... More 

Thank Elizabeth B
Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2013

My stay here was a bit of a mixed bag. The place is bright, spacious and in a great location by the river. The bathrooms were spotlessly clean and modern, a real bonus for a hostel. The facilities were great. The beds however were very uncomfortable (I'm not a princess, I've stayed in many, many hostels but this was pretty... More 

Thank AliceMatthews
Bruges, Belgium
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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2012

This hostel is probably the best hostel I ever stayed in during my hitchhiking travels around America & Canada! Everything was superb from the neat rooms to the great organization and the very friendly staff.

Thank KRSV
Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2012

The Cona is a very clean, friendly and well located hostel on the edge of downtown Courtney, overlooking the meandering Puntledge River. Lucy at the desk was very welcoming and helpful. The hostel has a large, fully stocked kitchen and open common area with tv, DVDs, foos ball table, books, etc. It seemed pretty empty, only saw a couple of... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Cona Hostel is a clean, friendly and fun place to stay in Courtenay. We are located on the banks of the Courtenay river at the beginning of the downtown core. With a beautiful river on one side and easy walking access to downtown we have the perfect blend of convenience and relaxing views. Our staff are knowledgeable about the area and are happy to help you any way they can. Hopefully we will see you in the future! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cona Hostel

Address: 440 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Comox Valley > Courtenay
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
The Cona Hostel Courtenay, Vancouver Island, Canada
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“If quite and privacy are very important to you, try a private dorm. I stayed in a common dorm, a bit more loud but I definately enjoyed it!”
 of 5 bubbles inos615, 3 Aug 2015 | Read review
“don't go there”
 of 5 bubbles loisl534, 28 Feb 2015 | Read review
“If it's really hot, a north-east facing dorm overlooking the river is cooler. The suite with kitchen and bathroom is great for families.”
  • The Cona Hostel from the end of the 5th Street Bridge
 of 5 bubbles YVRSuzanne, 3 Aug 2011 | Read review
“See if the private rooms on the top floor are free”
 of 5 bubbles vkdoca, 25 May 2011 | Read review
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