We have a new hostel in Prince Rupert! Hello BC says, “Prince Rupert is a little marine city (population: 15,000) with one-of-a-kind wilderness exploration and wildlife viewing experiences on Northwest BC’s Pacific Coast. It’s also a popular stop on various Alaskan cruises.” Sounds good to me! You can also catch a ferry to Alaska from there, so it can be a starting point and not just a stop on your Alaskan adventure.
Who will win in this battle of hostels vs hotels? Decide for yourself in our beginner’s guide to hostelling.
Wait, I know that doesn’t sound super-intriguing, but it’s actually the best explanation I’ve read yet of how this not-for-profit training school that runs the cafe at our Jericho hostel works.
I am actually staying at the HI-Waikiki in November! It has very good reviews.
It’s true, most hostels aren’t regulated, and even worse, some places called hostels are actually more like homeless shelters so you have to be careful. I don’t want to sound like an ad, but the benefit of Hostelling International is that our hostels are in fact regulated. All our hostels have to meet standards of cleanliness, environmental friendliness, welcoming, and more. My biggest piece of advice is to always read the reviews! Good luck!