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Saskatoon Thriftlodge

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel was a pleasant surprise. Staff was very nice. Breakfast was good.......continental. The coffee was not the best but everything else was very good.

Was a little worried picking a lower cost hotel without a pool. However it was great, bed was comfortable and service was great

Three complaints made to front desk for noisy neighbors. Party, to domestic dispute to dog barking. Housekeeping terrible. Coffee, towels, not always replenished. Garbage Continental breakfast the worst I have seen. Coffe bad, fruit old, hard boiled eggs brownish and slimy. The room itself not bad but A/C rattling and not cooling properly.

Friendly staff greet you, explain everything very clearly, free wifi, breakfast and parking. The room was spacious. The bathroom was okay. Showerhead had various settings which was excellent. The room had a bit of a smell when it was warm. Why, don't know. So we kept the cool air fan going.

Location is reasonable, it’s on a main road with a McDonalds nearby. A fair amount of parking, but probably not enough if the hotel is fully booked (I had trouble finding a spot one night). There’s no lift – luggage has to be carried up stairs to the second floor. Rooms are reasonably spacious – there’s a small bedroom, separated from the living room by a wall. Main room had a sofa, a (large) desk, a large flat-screen TV, a minibar fridge, a coffeemaker and a microwave (need to request one). Bathroom was spacious as well. Chest of drawers plus a hanging rod meant reasonable storage space. The room was stuffy – the only window faces out onto the (open air) corridor. Lighting was surprisingly good – many lights, including reading lamps, all yellow lighting. The hotel is old. Room was not very clean – sofa old and stained, chair too. Room had an unpleasant odour – possibly the carpet which really needs replacing. Internet worked fine – clocked 14 Mbps, though less when busy. TV had only a basic choice of channels. There’s a washing machine and drier available (for free) for guest use, which is a nice touch. Breakfast was reasonable (see pictures) – nothing special but did the job. Hotel rooms in Saskatoon are pricey – this is a budget choice which overall is not too bad.

rooms were good n clean. front desk was friendly willing to serve. could have a bigger breakfast. easy to get to plus easy to get out of the city. close to the arena. very satisfied . close to restaraunts.

You get what you pay. The room was fine, the people hanging around the hotel was a little shady. The staff were lousy and you could hear everything from the room next you to. I asked for a kitchenette room and I did not receive one. The hotel would not accommodate until I asked for a head office phone number. That's when the staff decided they would help, by offering a 5% discount.

If price is your #1 concern and you're literally looking for the cheapest place to put your head down for a bit... you MAY consider this property. We showed up early, told our room wasn't ready yet and to come back around 4 or 4:30 to check-in (even though it's posted that check-in is @ 3). Came back around 5, had to switch rooms twice before we found one where the room was 'ready.' (One plus of this experience, the front desk staff were very friendly and helpful.) The room was a bit dirty, and the walls / ceiling were indeed 'paper thin' as mentioned in another review. Bed was VERY firm, and I could feel grit on the sheets from them not being changed. Toilet 1/2 worked, bathroom was clean, more or less. We selected this property because we were travelling with pets, and wanted a separate entrance to not have to drag them through a hotel to go outside to do their business. We won't be staying here again.

Phone died.. so couldn't check reviews. It was clean. However, the walls are super super thin. I didn't sleep much because of a busy saturday night. No plates for toast or waffles. Was told by the front Counter staff to use a bowl. I wouldn't stay here again.

The room was cheap in price, but you get what you pay for; burns in the bed- spread, towel rack's coming off the wall's, filthy floor ( better have slippers along), poor house keeping, I had to make my own bed, its not that they didn't have enough time, I was gone most of the day. I came face to face with head of house keeping and told her about it, said she would send some one, but she did not.

1825 Idylwyld Dr N Saskatoon SK

Hotel highlights

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

Saskatoon Thriftlodge places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Karttrak Go-Karts and TCU Place. 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 Saskatoon City Hospital.


Free continental breakfast is offered 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 150 reviews