Get an overview of this hotelVictorian St. John's bed & breakfast in Downtown St. John's with free breakfast


Located in Downtown St. John's, this bed & breakfast is steps from Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and St. Bonaventure College. Longshoremen's Protective Union Hall and Anglican Church of Canada are also within 5 minutes.

Property Features

This smoke-free bed & breakfast features free breakfast.

Room Amenities

Rooms offer comforts like memory foam beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include free local calls, hair dryers, and free toiletries.

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. A total renovation of this property was completed in February 2014.

Abba Inn Downtown is a smoke-free property.

  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Year Built 1894 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi


Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Television 
  • Cable TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Memory foam mattress 

Where to Eat

A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Snowmobiling nearby 
  • Snowshoeing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 

Bed & Breakfast Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators

This property is unable to accommodate guests' dietary restrictions. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Bed & Breakfast Name

  • Abba Downtown
  • Abba Downtown St. John's
  • Abba Inn
  • Abba Inn Downtown
  • Abba Inn Downtown St. John's
  • Downtown Abba
  • Abba Inn Downtown B&B St. John's
  • Abba Inn Downtown B&B
  • Abba Inn Downtown B B

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours from 1 July to 15 September.

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3.6 out of 5
81% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.2 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
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Warm, cozy accommodations with great character.

5 out of 5
by from CBS, Newfoundland
Posted Feb 19, 2017
Great accommodations for a great price in the heart of downtown St. John's.
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Nice setting

5 out of 5
by from W
Posted Feb 15, 2017
It was a good place with a comfy bed and nice tub with jets in it
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3 out of 5
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Room was very cold upon arrival. Was billed as 4 star. Definitely was not. Staff opened the door twice in the morning to hurry us out so he could clean.
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Cute B&B

4 out of 5
Posted Jan 20, 2017
Overall, this B&B has a comfortable feel, the bed was fantastic, and it was nice and clean. The location is fantastic - a minutes walk to downtown! My only complaint would be the continental breakfast which was just store bought small, stale cinnamon buns and muffins. There is bread and toppings for toast too, but nothing special by any means.
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Great place with only small improvements needed

4 out of 5
by from Saint John
Posted Jan 19, 2017
Pros: Location, size, layout, friendly staff and meeting people down in the breakfast room.
Cons: The shower liner should have been cleaned or replaced. Perhaps the bathroom faucet could have been fixed...water did not run smooth out of it.
Location: Within walking distance to everything downtown Saint John's.
The little B&B was great. Good location, but parking may be tough if you are visiting to explore. I was there for work so there was the option of parking 30 seconds away at metered spots as long as I was out of there by 8am. There are only 3-5 spots across the street in front of a church that are available for free and all the time. Inside the room was great with a nice view. It was clean and a good size. Kind of weird without a closet or dresser, but there were some makeshift hooks available to hang clothes. I was there for 3 nights so anything I did not hang was in the luggage or placed on one of the chairs. The bathroom was odd shaped but it is old building and it added an air of historical. The only thing I would suggest is when cleaning the room, that the shower liner is inspected and replaced if necessary. The bottom of mine was slippery/slimy and pinkish. That was the only fault I could find with the place. Location is great, walking distance to everything downtown.
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Charming and convenient to downtown

5 out of 5
by from Charlottetown PE
Posted Dec 5, 2016
This B&B was an amazing value in a prime location. The room was funky and cool and comfortable. I really liked it. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. A couple of caveats, though. It might not be for everyone. It's a B&B, it's not hotel levels of pampering. You opt in to housekeeping each day, for example. This is an old building, so your bath might be a cramped shower stall, the sort of compromises you make to live out stay in an old building. It has character, which can often be defined as lack of some modern conveniences, or hacks to provide them. Also, I found parking inconvenient, SP if you have a car, you should plan for that. Bottom line: I loved this place and totally recommend it. Amazing value! But you have to take it for what it is, which is a B&B downtown in an old city in an old building, and plan appropriately.
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nice place for quick stay over.

3 out of 5
by from lourdes
Posted Nov 13, 2016
Pros: it was clean and comfortable.
Cons: ease up on the air fresheners.
Location: location was great for us it was real close to things we were there for and it was easy access to everything.
it was an over all nice place, we never got to meet any staff my key was waiting for me with instructions...rooms are ok not like they advertise,but it ok for quick layover.would not stay there for few nights a bit small and if your sensitive to scents not good place,very high odors of fresheners.almost choked with scents.
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Close to downtown. Walkable.

4 out of 5
by from toronto
Posted Oct 30, 2016
Fine. Efficient. Comfortable. A reasonably priced accommodation.
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Spectacular view of the Narrows

5 out of 5
by from Calgary
Posted Oct 29, 2016
Pros: Comfortable furnishings, drain plug and television that worked, great view of the harbour and Narrows.
Cons: Maybe let the guests know where the dining room is on the summary sheet provided on arrival.
Location: Central location overlooking downtown. Easy downhill walk to convention centre. Stairs up to the nearby Basilica.
Very pleasant and comfortable room layout. Spacious bathroom. Spectacular view is from the top (third) floor but you must carry your bags up the stairs. Refurbished older building. Excellent breakfast; the cook knows how to fry and scramble eggs. Variety of eggs, sausage, fishcakes, cereal, toast. In common with much of St John's, you don't push buttons or hang out doorknob signs to get things done; you speak to a human person face to face and your towels get replaced, room made up, etc.
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Super friendly accommodation

5 out of 5
Posted Oct 22, 2016
Pros: Everthing
Cons: Can't really think of anything to improve. Everything worked perfectly for us.
Location: Walking distance to all the historical sites and the University.
A really nice room close to downtown. We loved the view of the harbour so you could ask for a front room if this is important to you. The breakfast was good and the breakfast room was in the old kitchen downstairs. It was nice and sunny and all the guests shares a table. It was very congenial.
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