At the centre of Granville Street's party district and Vancouver’s premier nightlife hotspot, HI Vancouver Central is perfect for those looking for partying and good times. The in-the-thick-of-it location makes for the perfect base while you explore Vancouver.

In the hostel you’ll find a mixture of private rooms and dorms all with private bathrooms, backpack-sized lockers in your dorm, free Wi-Fi, free all-you-can-eat breakfast and a kitchen with microwaves, toasters and kettles.

Vancouver Central hostel organises 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 the pub crawls. You'll also want to check out the Top 10 Vancouver Highlights tour - it's a great mix of Vancouver’s most popular attractions as well as some things you might not know about.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Partying
  • Culture

Green rating



The hostel is in a converted hotel. Unfortunately, not enough money was spent on the conversion, and so the place feels old and smells musty. The kitchen area is too small, and the WiFi is barely usable. That said, the location is good, and the place is clean.


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Fri 25 Sep 2015

I really appreciated the free tea & coffee throughout the day- not available at other hostels! I also appreciated the cereal, bread & fruit in the mornings- again, not available in other hostels! Only improvement for me was that I couldn't figure how to use the power-points- or whether they worked. Eric's tour of the Capilano Suspension Bridge, the town walk as well as the bush walk were fabulous- best value for money ever! I was happy with my room & the facilities- thanks.


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Wed 23 Sep 2015

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Fly over Canada

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Julia Theresa,

Sun 30 Aug 2015