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Stay away from this hotel which I believe is so run down it should be rebuilt. The room we stayed in doesn't look like it's been cleaned or refurbished in Avery long time. The housemaids didn't even make the bed one day and I had to go to reception on two occasions just to get towels. Spend an extra few dollars and go to the Quality Inn just down the road.

There was so much wrong with this place. We were not given the type of room we booked but a slummy one right next to the railway line. It was dirty and dated, the sink emptied really slowly, the fridge didn't work (asking for a repair did us no good whatsoever), a dangerous mat at the door, so few blankets we were cold all night (even listening to the trains thundering past didn't help). Breakfast choices were not good and half the toaster didn't work so there was a big queue for that. Not a place I'd stay again.

Pot smell in room 204, People smoking pot rite in front of the rooms door, compromised cleaning not been offered to move in some other room , no apology or compensation offered

Just needed a place to stay overnight for myself and young child during a quick trip to Saskatoon. Got in at 10pm and out by 9am so wasn't too worried about anything other than booking a cheap room that accepted pets. When we got to the room we were pleasantly surprised at how nice it was. While the room wasn't huge, the furniture was tasteful and new looking and the bed extremely comfortable. There was just enough room for a desk to work at, the bed, a chair, and a large dresser which housed a mini-fridge and was the base for a decent sized tv. Everything was extremely clean, the a/c cooled the room off within minutes and the man at the check-in desk was really friendly. I have no complaints. The only negative thing i can mention was that when we first entered the room `i was aware of a smell that was probably cleaning products. I was used to it in under a couple minutes but if you're sensitive to that it may be an issue. However, I've been in other hotels that were far worse, and those ones weren't pet friendly. I can't really comment on location as I'm not sure what amenities are in the area, however it was just blocks from circle drive which can get you anywhere in the city easily and quickly. We slept in and missed the free breakfast in the morning, but we will definitely stay here next time we're in the city and check it out. I have stayed in some higher end hotels and for the value, I would choose the Thriftlodge before those ones any day, unless I wanted use of a pool or something.

The neighbours were noisy and when they quoted down the people upstairs had a party and then in the morning were slamming doors outside our room.

I booked through and specifically requested adjoining rooms. Upon arrival was informed that there were no adjoining rooms in their establishment. But as I was not informed I could not cancel my reservation as it was too late. I tried to upgrade for a larger suite but they could not accommodate. Requested a cot but they did not have any. Tried to order room service but their oven was broken. It also took almost an hour to get through to room service so I called the front desk. Their response was they couldn't help because it was an independant restaurant that handled that and they don't get involved. Not fun. And the hot tub at the pool was broken.

There is a difference between being a thrifty hotel and a dumpy hotel! This is a dumpy hotel and for just a bit of effort could have been much better.... 1). Even though check in knew we were 3 adults and a child we were given 2 towels each day 2). No where to hang up clothes. Hang them over the broken chair. 3). Bathroom was in dire need of TLC. Mould, missing tiles. 4). Toilet was oval shaped but the seat was round....and too small. 5). Extremely small room. 6). Continental breakfast was adequate...cream was sour and milk was off. Staff was informed but had no other supplies to bring out. Don't touch the hard boiled eggs....just plain nasty. There has to be other inexpensive hotels in Saskatoon to try for a few nights. Avoid this one. If people keep coming...why would they do the basic, necessary improvemnets and repairs.

I had a very nice time in Saskatchewan,visiting family and sights of the city.I would definitely stay in the Thriftlodge again.

We usually stay at the Idylwyld location when we visit family in the area. It is located close to Circle Drive so access is easy to any part of the city.

Aside from the one night's stay where our towels were taken and not replaced, the overall service was pretty good! Definitely would go back.

1825 Idylwyld Dr N Saskatoon SK

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Business center

Located in North Industrial within a mile (2 km) of Ramada Golf Dome, Saskatoon Thriftlodge is within 2 miles (3 km) of Karttrak Go-Karts. This 56-room motel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's near the airport and also near University of Saskatchewan and TCU Place.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.


All of Saskatoon Thriftlodge's 56 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Free local calls, desks, and free toiletries are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Saskatoon Thriftlodge enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and a picnic area.

Room options

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, Smoking

Full 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

19% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 164 reviews