HI - Vancouver Central Hostel
HI - Vancouver Central
1025 Granville St
V6Z 1L4 Vancouver
Tel. (604) 685 5335
Fax. (604) 685 5351
$5 Night! Starting October 9, purchase an HI membership at check-in and get your first night in a dorm bed (in a 4-bed room) for just $5! Or get a $25 discount off of your private room or bed in a 2-bed dorm room. Offer ends March 31, 2013.
Free all-you-can-eat breakfast! Bagels and cream cheese, cereals, muffins, scones, toast, fruit, juice, milk, tea and coffee, served every day from 8 - 10 AM. It's at least a $5 value, and we know you've got better places to spend that money - like on beer!
What's going on this week? Karin's Chinatown & Main Street Mural Tour, Comedy Night, Pub Crawls, Erik’s Capilano and Lynn Canyon tours...and more!
Free wireless! Recently upgraded, and in all our rooms.
Private bathrooms! Every bathroom in our hostel is a private bathroom. Sometimes it's good not to share.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Rates quoted are for HI members. Non-members may purchase a membership at check-in or pay a 10% surcharge. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Smack dab in the middle of Granville Street's pub and club district, we're one of the newest Vancouver hostels -- and if you're angling for access to all the partying and good times you could want, without compromising on security, comfort, and cleanliness, then we're where you want to be! Our in-the-thick-of-it location makes for the perfect home base while you explore Vancouver. Our hostel has awesome daily tours that'll have you hanging out with travellers from all over the world while you teeter across the Capilano Suspension Bridge or sip a pint on one of our pub crawls.
If you're looking for the fun of a hostel, but still want privacy, you'll love our ensuite private rooms (cable TV included!) and our two-bed dorms. These are our most popular room types, so make sure to book in advance!
A quick word about our kitchen -- our previous guests have asked (and we listened!) that we mention ahead that our cooking facilities include only microwaves, toasters and kettles. If you're looking to cook up a feast, we've got two other hostels in Vancouver (Downtown and Jericho Beach) with really impressive kitchens.
We know you care about security, too, and that's why you'll find your own backpack-sized locker in your dorm. When you don't have to worry about your stuff, you can really start enjoying yourself.
So that's our story: fun, secure, comfortable, clean, and can we just put in one more plug for the Granville Street nightlife?
We can’t wait to meet you!
Hostel bed capacity
|Beds per room:||Total
|Number of rooms:||38||38||228|
|Opening times (daily/weekly):||24 hours|
|Opening times (over the year):||All year|
Street Map and Route Planning
|Bus:||Go out the front door of Pacific Central Station and walk across the park diagonally to your left to the elevated Skytrain track. Buy a ticket from the machine and go two stops westbound to Granville Station. Take the Granville St exit and walk 4 blocks south.|
|Parking:||100m Pay parking nearby|
|Location:||Hostel located in the city centre on Granville St, between Nelson St and Helmcken St.|
|Rail:||The Vancouver VIA Rail station is also at Pacific Central Station - please refer to bus station directions.|
|Airport:||Take the Canada Line train from the Airport to Vancouver City Center Station. Walk South down Granville street for 3 blocks to the hostel. The train costs $8.75 and takes about 40 minutes to the hostel. OR a taxi will cost about $25 plus tip, 30 minutes.|
|Cultural centre nearby||Museums/art galleries nearby|
|City centre location||River/harbour/lake nearby|
|Main attractions nearby||Nightlife nearby|
|Restaurants nearby||Shopping centre/market nearby|
|Meet other travellers! Read their tips for things to do in HI - Vancouver Central|
|Discounts and concessions available||Family rooms available|
|Disco||Breakfast in price|
|Hostel open 24h||Lift|
|TV room||Groups welcome|
|Common room(s)||Sheets in price|
|Laundry facilities||Internet access|
|Credit card accepted||Currency exchange at or near hostel|
|Individual traveller welcome||Luggage Store|
|Lockers available||Non smoking room/area|
|Basic store available at or near the hostel||Rates include local tax|
Customer Reviews HI - Vancouver Central
|05 May 2013 Emily, USA||93%|
|Staff is super helpful and facilities are all nice. No full kitchen, if that matters to you. Location is great.|
|01 May 2013 Melanie, Germany||80%|
|I liked the breakfast, good variety...
And the bathrooms were surprisingly clean.|
|23 Apr 2013 Allan, Canada||100%|
|Excellent location, excellent staff, super clean BUT don't forget: B.C. stands for "bring cash". Vancouver is an expensive place no matter where you are from.... BC, BC, BC.|
|17 Apr 2013 Alison, Canada||100%|
|This was a great place to stay, it's right in the heart of the city. There are many great places to eat, visitor attractions, night life and public transit. |
|08 Apr 2013 Kana, Japan||90%|
|I felt very comfortable. Staff were friendly.|
|26 Mar 2013 Lolita, New Zealand||100%|
|Being a new visitor from Auckland, New Zealand, though I have searched in websites before arriving in Vancouver, BC, Canada, my two nights stay in HI Vancouver Central, a vibrant city, is a rewarding experience, the staff's kind, patience and warm professional/friendly in dealing with my questions on how to go from one place to another helped me so much that I achieved my bucket list of places visited. You made my stay so worthy that I recommended it to my friends and people I met. Especial mention of staff Kitty de Souza, Terry, you are doing a good job and keep it up as your knowledge, expertise and experience would take further to other cities of Hostel International. Staff makes a huge difference to welcome a tired new visitor of not knowing what to do, the time of mind and body adjustment and time differences from one country to another. I salute you all!|
|17 Mar 2013 Bristol, USA||90%|
|I got tricked by your website. I bought a HI Membership at home figuring it'd apply once I got to Canada for the $5 dorm night. I didn't realize (and have no idea how I was supposed to realize) that the $5 dorm night deal only applied if I bought the membership there.|
|17 Feb 2013 Hui-Sen, Taiwan||90%|
|Free Breakfast, Free Wireless, and Free Night are the best choices on our limited budget. We've enjoyed staying there. It's very convenient for everything in travelling around Vancouver Downtown. Much thanks for the help and information from some of the staff. They are really friendly and helpful. Anyway, Thank you so much.|
|16 Feb 2013 Ching-Mei, Taiwan||80%|
|The front desk n all the stuffs r pretty nice .|
|14 Feb 2013 Terry, Australia||80%|
|Some of the younger day staff weren't particularly approachable/friendly. They seemed more pre occupied doing their personal work on the computers.
The night lady was particularly good as was the manager.
Central/common areas were over heated. From an Eco perspective the temp should be reduced to about 21C.
Plesant stay overall, great location and breakfast is a bonus.
If one could get a fully working kitchen (including stove etc) it would be even better.|