Welcome to Hostelling International - South Algonquin Backpackers, an established hostel run by travellers, for travellers. Relax and enjoy your stay in the comfort of our unique century-old frontier hotel. Leave the tourist rush behind and take a step back into Algonquin's history.
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We are surrounded by lakes, forest and unspoiled scenery in the heart of the Algonquin Highlands, but don't expect to see hordes of camera-toting sightseers or lines of buses and campervans. Our tiny village of Maynooth (population 200) is still very much 'off the beaten path'!
For those travelling without vehicles, we are conveniently located on a Greyhound bus route, and once you have arrived we offer all sorts of Algonquin Park daytrips and shuttles with options to hike, bike , horseback ride, kayak and canoe, or we can set you up for an overnight canoe trip or camping adventure. We guarantee good equipment and the best rates!
In the evening unwind and mingle over some drinks in our licensed pub or make use of our guest kitchen, pool table, satellite TV, laundry, internet or large book exchange.
Don't be shy about asking for advice on Algonquin or for travel tips in general. We love to talk travel!
See you soon... your host Tom.