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167 3rd Ave E, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1K4 Canada
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#1 of 10 Specialty lodging in Prince Rupert
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Our bright and cozy guesthouse is located in the premium tourism district of Cow Bay. This colorful area is the tourist hub of the city, where Wildlife Tour companies, coffee shops, pub, restaurants, and boutique shopping will be found. We are only one block from the waterfront and ATLIN terminals, conveniently located near the Tourist information center, museums, and the Port Interpretive center/Tourist Information Center. Private en-suite bathrooms, private rooms with shared baths and dormitory style rooms are all available for every budget. We offer a safe, clean, and family oriented environment with international flair for travelers of all ages. We would love to share tips of what to see in the area!
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Patti H wrote a review Jun 2022
Terrace, Canada9 contributions17 helpful votes
The staff is friendly and helpful. The room I stayed in was small but clean and the bed was comfortable. I noted a mattress protector on the bed and the flooring was laminate, therefore easy to clean. Washrooms are shared, but immaculate. There is a TV in the common room downstairs and the kitchen is well equipped for making your own coffee and meals. Evidently management lives on the premises and this is a safe and quiet place to stay. There are many interesting shops and great restaurants nearby. Good value for the price if you are comfortable with basics.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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wallybee43 wrote a review Jul 2021
Sherwood Park, Canada365 contributions80 helpful votes
I didn't have a tape measure along but I think our room was 7 foot 6 inches by 9 foot 6 inches. Bathrooms were down the hall. It was clean and only had a fan to keep us cool on a hotter day. The bed was comfy but small for 2. There was a fold down table beside the bed but once down where would one put your stuff. No TV. The stairs up to the second floor were steep and in need of repair. The front edge of the step nosing was coming off and could have caused a fall. The location in Cow Bay was close to restaurants and the tunnel to the sunken garden was just behind. I would not recommend this place at the price they asked.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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amberturnau wrote a review Sep 2019
Vancouver, Canada30 contributions9 helpful votes
I bookended my trip to the Great Bear Rainforest by staying at the Pioneer Inn. I stayed in a private room and it was simple, but clean and comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked with tea and coffee and has all of the amenities. The common area at the front of the hostel and out back near the fire pit are good spots to meet fellow travellers. Great value for money and met my expectations. I'd stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Bikepaddlerun wrote a review Sep 2019
Pukalani, Hawaii108 contributions63 helpful votes
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Once you recover from the blast of cigarette smoke that greets you in the lobby and get into the staircase its not too bad. The rooms, well, lets just say it was a refreshing reminder of why the 1970’s decor should stay in the 1970’s ! The parking is behind the building, right next to the homeless guys van packed to the hilt. No security cameras, poor lighting. It is what it is. The lights need replaced. Also, it looks like this place was bought from Coast Hotels and Resort and Prince Rupert Hotel was too cheap to purchase new signs so they just put stickers over the old ones. Overall its better than where i stayed last time.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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EkMusafir wrote a review Aug 2019
Pune, India2206 contributions456 helpful votes
We arrived late in the night as our train was delayed, but there was someone at the reception to acknowledge our booking and guided us to our room on the first floor up a narrow flight of stairs. At first we were surprised at the small size of our room, but being tired we dropped off to sleep in the comfy beds. This guesthouse is really a hostel with private rooms as well. Later we appreciated the compactness of our private room as it had a small table big enough for my laptop, a small fan and lamp, a shelf to keep stuff and a coat rail with about ten hangers, and a small cabinet in one corner of the room. There was a common room at the lobby where one could watch TV and also had two workstations and an ironing board. Free tourist literature was available in the bookshelves. The washrooms were shared ones just adjacent to our room and provided with soap, shampoo, tissues and toilet paper. There was even a community kitchen where we would cook and have our meals and saved a lot of money by having one meal in the hostel. However the laundry and dryer were not working and we had to visit a laundromat about a 10 minute walk away. Parking is available in an open ground outside the hostel. Many of the attractions, shopping places and harbour are nearby at Cowbay and Downtown and we would easily walk the distance. The beautiful Sunken Garden is very close and we would often walk through the garden to reach Cowbay in quick time. We enjoyed our stay at the hostel and would definitely come back again.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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tchout02 wrote a review Jun 2019
Seattle, Washington241 contributions63 helpful votes
Made a reservation via phone for a pet-friendly room. When we arrived, we were told that they mistakenly did not block the room and someone made an internet reservation after us and arrived before us and the room was no longer available. Left us scrambling to find other lodging at what turned out to be a much higher rate.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jeanette M wrote a review Oct 2018
Cairns, Australia475 contributions196 helpful votes
Everything about the Pioneer Hostel is great. The building itself is very quaint (old?), a beautiful shade of bright blue, and centrally located in Cow Bay & 5 minutes on foot to the CBD. The staff are very nice, kind, helpful, welcoming, & good at recommending things to do, how to get somewhere, how to book something. There's free coffee in the kitchen. The place is so amazingly clean that I think you could eat off the floors. They have a brilliant laundry, available in the afternoon / evening. They have private rooms, but the dorm is really excellent: 8 beds (not bunks!) in three interconnected rooms with a big locker each & a nice spacious bathroom / toilet. Nice view out the dorm windows! I saw a fox ambling down the street, peeking in shop windows at night! Check out the view from the bathroom window; trees, the back of the Court House, B.C. flag waving proudly from its flagpole. The kitchen is spacious & well stocked with cooking gear. There's a small dining area & a little gazebo out the back. The common room is sort of the front room with 2 computers, board games, TV, DVDs, radio, a book swap library & extremely comfortable sofas & chairs. This hostel caters for people travelling on the ferries (BC Ferries & the AMHS); they stay open... or a staff member is willing to get out of bed... for late arrivals, & they let you leave your bags in the hostel, and use the common room if you have a late departure. The hostel's a 5 minute walk to the bus stop that takes you to the 2 ferry terminals. And it's a 5 minute walk to the bus that takes you to the boat that takes you to the airport. As you exit the hostel, turn right, walk past the rose coloured shop next door, and turn left down that first laneway... And there you are; at the Sunken Garden; the most beautiful spot in all Prince Rupert... not to mention a handy & scenic short cut into town.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Room Tip: The dorm beds are assigned a letter. Beds D & E are the nicest, I think, with immediate...
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Ken V wrote a review Sep 2018
British Columbia, Canada11 contributions5 helpful votes
Friendly staff, lots of room options, great braces, and located steps away from awesome restaurant and gift shop options. Clean, tidy, perfectly safe, and free parking. Private if you wish, or great place to meet others. Book with confidence!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Shaun W wrote a review Mar 2018
Sydney, Australia11 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed here for a week and had the most amazing time. The guest house was very clean and beautiful. The staff were very personable and went out of their way to make my stay very memorable. I highly recommend Cow Bay Pioneer Guest house to any one travelling through Prince Rupert.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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OnAnotherJourney wrote a review Dec 2017
Canada294 contributions123 helpful votes
I needed a relatively inexpensive place to rest my head before catching the ferry the next morning and this fit the bill. I opted for a private room with shared bathroom and felt as though I got my money's worth. Check in was friendly and easy. The room was clean, but perhaps a bit sterile with white walls/bedding/window blind. The comfortable bed and pillows were appreciated. Overall I felt the property was well kept. I don’t think many people were staying that night and so not surprisingly it was pretty quiet. However my door seemed pretty thin and I could imagine that with more people in the house would come more noise.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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PRICE RANGE
US$80 - US$96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Cow Bay Pioneer Guesthouse
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CanadaBritish ColumbiaPrince Rupert
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pioneer Inns
Which popular attractions are close to Pioneer Inns?
Nearby attractions include Museum of Northern British Columbia (0.3 km), Sunken Gardens Park (0.2 km), and The Prince Rupert Visitor Centre & Port Interpretive Centre (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pioneer Inns?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Is parking available at Pioneer Inns?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pioneer Inns?
Conveniently located restaurants include Waterfront Restaurant @ Crest Hotel, Cowpuccino's Coffee House, and Dolly's Fish Market.
Is Pioneer Inns located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Prince Rupert.
Are there any historical sites close to Pioneer Inns?
Many travellers enjoy visiting North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site (14.9 km).