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Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is such a good location, up the road from English Bay, and in a quiet residential area yet less than a 5 minute walk to Davie Road. However, the rooms are very dated and ours was very poorly ventilated, and the wifi was poor in the rooms. The kitchen wasn't really big enough for the capacity of the hostel,...

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HI-VancouverDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown, responded to this review

Hello; thank you very much for taking the time to review our hostel! Your comments are perfect! We have a fabulous location and our building is a little tired inside and out. We do appreciate your comments about the kitchen, but although it can be a busy place it is quite efficient and the complimentary breakfast attracts many a guest!...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just checked out of HI Downtown in Vancouver and had a great stay! The private rooms are spacious and have everything you could need. Bathrooms were always clean and well stocked, free breakfast is an added bonus & the wifi worked in every part of the building. I would definitely stay here again!

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I stayed in a four bed dorm here for five nights. The beds are good, rooms are a bit cramped but ok. Bathrooms are big and clean. Wifi is good. The free breakfast is awesome - bagels, muffins, fruits, cereals, coffe, tea etc. Free drinking water and coffe/tea all day. Its located in a nice and quiet are, so its...

1Thank Gabriellaskanshed
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The best thing about this hostel is LOCATION!! You can not go wrong right in English Bay on a residential are, which is good specially coming back at night. Shared dorms are SO SMALL!!!!! And now it really shows the whole building that is more than 20 years old! Need some serious Improvement!! Sadly Staff is one of the worst...

2Thank sportybilly
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We spent a week here when we first arrived and we were pleased with the location, facilities and cleanliness. We had a private double room which was reasonably priced too. Would happily come back here :)

Thank Jess M
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This hostel is in the perfect location, out of the way from party areas, a quiet clean street. The staff were helpful and friendly, check in and out was so easy! The free breakfast is great with a selection of bagels, muffins, coffee and tea. We had a private room with a shared bathroom and the shower was the best!...

1Thank Lauren T
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I stayed at this hostel for a week whilst trying to find somewhere to live in Vancouver. The staff were extremely helpful. The free breakfast was amazing! There are plenty of activities and it is a short walk to Downtown, a little ferry to the island for unique shopping and huge famous market. There are two cinemas within walking distance...

2Thank Elli F
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I stayed here alone in a female dorm room and had a great time. I was the only one in the 4 bed dorm, so I had lots of space! The bathroom down the corridor was clean and well-equipped. It would have been good to have a little seat in the shower cubicle to help get dressed but that's a...

1Thank Liz C
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my sister stayed here for 5 nights and it was a good experience as far as hostels go. However the whole place could do with a lick of paint and the carpets being pulled up as there was always a stale sort of smell in the dorms. I also had to ask that the sink in our dorm...

1Thank francescawilkinson
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Safe comfortable and quiet for such a central/main street location. room wasnt big but enough room not ot feel cramped. lockers in room. Breakfast provided. Staff professional.Lobby can get overcrowded when parties arrive.

Thank R H

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A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown

Address: 1114 Burnaby St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1P1, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > West End
Price Range: RM147 - RM440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 67
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“Request top floor room.”
rileyhalden, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
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“4 person rooms have plenty of space”
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“Ask for a bottom bunk for a plug-in.”
MurrayS974, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask to look at the room first to make sure everything works ONLY because it is a youth hostel and not a five star hotel”
adeledupre, 22 Dec 2015 | Read review
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