I was told it was renovated previously so that bathrooms are now in the room. This is not a great feature, but standard for hostels nowadays.
The room wasn't very clean and didn't feel comfortable. The bar was lame. Kitchen good. Ask for a bed in the lower etage of a bunk bed as they are bigger.
The location was close to the big shopping centre and not basically good located. However, I did not feel safe at 7pm 5mins away from the hostel. As tourist you never know how safe it is anyways, but I rarely felt as uncomfortable as there.
Not too far away from Greyhound station.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located right in the heart of Winnipeg's vibrant downtown, HI-Winnipeg's Downtowner hostel is in the center of the country's most diverse mix of cultures. We are close to the city's finest attractions including the Forks (the future site of the Human Rights Museum), the award-winning Manitoba Museum, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the incredibly dynamic National Historic Site, the Exchange District. The Exchange is known for all of its vibrant shops, restaurants, and entertaining nightlife. We are also located about a 20-minute walk from our very own Osborne Village. On the Osborne strip you can find an array of local only shops, restaurants, stellar pubs. Ask our staff about the hot-stops in these areas for shopping and great night out. Also, ask about how you can receive discounts from our partners in the area with your HI Membership! ... more less