A historic hotel in unspoiled nature
South Algonquin Backpackers is an established hostel run by travellers, for travellers, set in the historic Arlington hotel. These intrepid souls get to see the other side of Algonquin Park, the side less traveled. But they also get to step back in history and walk the streets of a century-old logging town. The hostel has served as safe haven for the region's travel-weary guests, provided shelter for the thousands of resource workers that peppered the area.
Our tiny village of Maynooth (population 200) is still very much 'off the beaten path'! Our hostel is located on a Greyhound bus route. Ask for your HI discount when you buy your bus ticket! Since the bus offers a restricted schedule and the territory is so vast, we advise travellers that a car might be a good idea to get around. That way you will be able to enjoy the region more.
In the evening unwind and mingle over a pint of beer in our licensed pub and maybe become a star at our Open Mic night or at our Kareoke night. The locals will love ya!
Guests can also make use of our guest kitchen, pool table, satellite TV, laundry, internet or large book exchange.