If you’re looking for a real bargain and don’t mind sharing a room, or at least a bathroom, then this character-filled hostel is the place for you. A heritage building in the heart of downtown, it has plenty of charm to go along with its bargain price. Bright, cheerful, and clean, with simple furniture and Indonesian art throughout, this is a favorite with families, active seniors, and budget travelers, who gather in its comfy common area to swap travel tales. It offers dorm rooms and family rooms with shared bathrooms if you don’t mind sharing, and private rooms, some with en-suite facilities, if you do. Plus there are three additional global-themed garden suites located in a historic house in the James Bay neighborhood if that’s more your style. Be aware that there is no elevator here.
- Frommer's Staff