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Favorite hostels?

Postby loveliberate » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:05 am

I have stayed in hostels in the USA, Canada & (mostly) Costa Rica & this is my favorite so far: http://www.gringopeteshostel.com

While I have not stayed there, the Ocean Island hostel in Victoria, BC, Canada impressed me & I hope to stay there someday: http://www.oceanisland.com

Sadly, none of the hostels I've seen or stayed at were all that vegan friendly...
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Re: Favorite hostels?

Postby blinki » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:09 am

http://www.hostelcelica.com/
I don't remember eating anything but bread there but the building itself is awesome and it's within Metelkova which is a sort of hippy-ish center of arts and club nights and sort weird and wonderful things. The hostel was a prison and Metelkova was an army barracks that they took over by sqautting
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Re: Favorite hostels?

Postby loveliberate » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:33 am

That definitely seems like a cool one! :D

While that place seems much more exciting, I stayed at the old Fort Mason hostel in San Francisco: http://sfhostels.com/fishermans-wharf/ and will soon be staying at the Olympic Hostel in Port Townsend, Washington - also the grounds of an old military base: http://www.olympichostel.org
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Re: Favorite hostels?

Postby lover of cuttlefish » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:19 am

I really liked the hostel we stayed at in Portland in 2007 - HI Hawthorne.

We got there too early to check in so just chilled in the lounge, and ended up helping make and eat a shared vegan breakfast, it was an amazing start to our stay.

It's very small which is a big bonus, as well as being just like a big old house. Had a living roof, and really enjoyed the location - Hawthorne and surrounds were very cool.
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Re: Favorite hostels?

Postby loveliberate » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:37 am

Oh, I wish we could have visited while you were here in Portland! The HI on Hawthorne does seem nice and is in a very good spot. Sadly I can't stay there as they don't permit locals to do so. Maybe I will look into volunteering with them again...
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Re: Favorite hostels?

Postby loveliberate » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:04 pm

Just wanted to update folks: I've now stayed at the Ocean Island Hostel in Victoria, BC, Canada. It's a nice full-service hostel that offers vegan options on the menu of it's cafe and is in an excellent central location near all of Victoria's best vegan spots. Good stuff! :)
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Re: Favorite hostels?

Postby blinki » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:30 pm

Slightly plugging since I do have a connection but this hostel is in an amazing part of the Scottish Highlands, is owned by a charity (so profits support the charity) and they are on it with vegan food.
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