Another strange hostel experience. I screwed up the date when I reserved my room in the Calgary hostel, and my reservation was canceled for not showing. Unfortunately, my arrival coincided wth that of a giant (noisy, obstreperous) group of basketball players on the same night. So they had nowhere to put me. They were very accommodating, and stashed me in the TV room on two couches pushed together.
Two for two nights in hostels on sofas. Wow.