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The Cona Hostel

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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...

1Thank iCrave C
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...

Thank timbucktoe
Athens, Greece
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...

Thank Ino S
Cobble Hill
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

2Thank Lois L
Ottawa, Canada
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
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...

Thank Silja W
Cape Town, South Africa
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...

Thank Elizabeth B
Perth, Australia
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...

Thank AliceMatthews
Bruges, Belgium
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
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...

1Thank Reneski

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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 Ave, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 2G8, 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!”
inos615, 3 Aug 2015 | Read review
“don't go there”
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.”
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“See if the private rooms on the top floor are free”
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