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There are several separate buildings at this property all set around a courtyard. I stayed in the main house, in which the owner's family lives. Guests are mostly international students, not backpackers or travellers really. There is a nice kitchen, awesome balcony with amazing views, spacious bathroom, and a couple refrigerators. Bikes can be locked outside, and there is space to park. Owner was friendly, no issues. It's walking distance to 4th Avenue and the UofA. Good stay overall.
It was NOT as advertised. It's some sort of religious study house and had more a B&B vibe. It smelt funny upon entry like carpet and cat. Furthermore, nothing was labeled and no front office/reception. No one greeted me despite ringing he bell numerous times even though I eventually found the couple in the part of he house they reside in. The room was large, comfortable and had a fridge. If you're looking for a typical hostel this is not it. If you want somewhere quiet then it's more suitable.
This hostel is in a large historic house right across from the University area. While the house certainly had great architecture, it was clearly not meant as a hostel. The place smells like cats/diapers (badly), doesn't have a sign, had ZERO socialization between guests, had no common area and a dirty kitchen. Clean room but very loud with people washing dishes at all hours only a couple feet away. Wound up paying $40 for this, when a hotel costs $10 more in the area.