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HI - Vancouver Downtown

1114 Burnaby St, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 1P1, Canada

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Overall Rating 82%

From 31 Reviews

Hostel rating (31)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 83%
Cleanliness 74%
Location 91%
Security 85%
Service 84%
Comfort 76%
Green rating 80%

Close to the beaches of English Bay and just a block from the restaurants and bars of Davie Street. Don’t miss the rooftop patio!

  • Dorm
    From $30.86
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Vancouver Hostel

Hostel Vancouver

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI Vancouver Downtown is located in a safe and beautiful West End neighbourhood, one block from the colourful Davie Village with its many shops, restaurants and cafés. A two minute walk and you’re at English Bay beach and the False Creek Ferries to Granville Island.

All dorm rooms have 4 beds, lockers and secure key-card access, and some private rooms come with an en-suite. Free breakfast is served every morning, along with complimentary tea and coffee all day, there’s free Wi-Fi as well as computer terminals to access the Internet, a fully equipped kitchen, games room with pool and table football, and a TV room where you can watch a movie after a hard day’s sightseeing.

From the hostel Vancouver Downtown you can easily walk to Stanley Park or any downtown attraction, and mountain bikes are available to rent from the hostel if you want to venture further.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Only parties of mixed sex may be accommodated in mixed (co-ed) dorms.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - At a cost
  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (604) 684-4565

Fax. (604) 684-4540

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Vancouver Lookout Tower (1 to 2km)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery (500m to 1km)
  • Granville Island (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



Es war Ok!


Avatar for Heinz


Tue 23 May 2017

Unfortunately, there was an odor issue in my room. I'm not certain whether that had to do with another traveler or the room itself but that made it less pleasant than it may have been. The onsite parking garage was a big plus though and offered better rates for parking than other urban parking fees I had to pay elsewhere within Canada (Toronto, Montreal) where the hostels didn't offer parking.


Avatar for David


Wed 10 May 2017

Hello; thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. We appreciate your comments and I have asked housekeeping to make sure that the room you stayed in is free of any internally caused odor. Thank you for your comments regarding parking; although we do charge for the parking, we are certainly more reasonable than even regular lots in Vancouver! Some of these charge $20 just for day parking. We hope you will visit us again when your travels bring you back to Vancouver. Kind regards, Maicke Andresen/Manager

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Maicke Andresen, Manager

Fri 12 May 2017

In general, the hostel here was quite good and economical. The staff were very friendly and answered my questions in details. We have to use our door card to gain access to different places in hostel, I appreciate the security system there. Nonetheless the escalator in there was quite old and out of order. all people had to walk on stairs. Another problem was the door card could be de-magnetified easily when getting in touch with magnets, mobile phones, credit cards.


Avatar for Joel


Tue 09 May 2017

Hello, than you very much for your comments. We are happy that you enjoyed especially our customer service and security. I am sorry that you could not use the elevator and had challenges with your key card. Hopefully, when your travels bring you back to Vancouver we can welcome you again and the elevator will not have failed! Kind regards, Maicke Andresen/Manager

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Maicke Andresen, Manager

Thu 11 May 2017

I want more "CLEAN" room. It's have to clean,right? Pillow smalls very bed.....I thougt that was not new for me. terrible....!! and DUST!!!!


Avatar for Jinah


Tue 02 May 2017

Hello, thank you very much for taking the time to review our hostel! We are definitely concerned when our guest room are not as clean as our guests should expect them to be. I have passed your comments on to our housekeeping department and they will check the status of your room. We hope to see you again in the future and hope to show you some of the standards we do have regarding cleanliness. Kind regards, Maicke Andresen/Manager

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Maicke Andresen, Manager

Thu 04 May 2017

Clean Hostel, good location. I liked the breakfast buffet & the offered tours. Unfortunately the staff sometimes seemed distracted, surfing on social media. Some of the employees weren't really helpful in answering questions. The WiFi was the worst I've ever used & I've been to a lot of Hi Hostels. This was really annoying & there were many people with the same problem. As I mentioned this on front desk they didn't make any attempt to fix it. Good place to stay for a short term.


Avatar for Sandy


Mon 17 Apr 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Distance to Amusement / Theme park (5 to 10km)
  • Beach (500m to 1km)
  • Distance to Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (500m to 1km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Distance to Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Distance to Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Distance to Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Distance to Mountainous area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Distance to Museums / Art galleries (1 to 2km)
  • Distance to National / State park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Distance to Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Distance to Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • Distance to UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Water park (Less than 500m)
  • Wooded Area (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

From airport take Canada Line get off at Yaletown > C23 Davie bus westbound get off at Thurlow St. approx $8.75
Pacific Central Station > City bus stop > Catch #C21 Beach approx $2.75. Get off at Thurlow and walk
Taxi Stand outside Pacific Central Station $8. Taxi ride from Airport is approx $30
Alternate Transport
We are located in the safe and quiet West End area of <strong>Downtown Vancouver</strong> at the intersection of Burnaby Street and Thurlow Street. A limited number of outside parking spots are available for an extra charge of CAD$8.50 per night. Parking spots can be reserved at the Front Desk.
Limited parking spots available approx $11.00per night. Parking spots can be reserved at front desk
Refer to bus station directions above as the Vancouver VIA Rail station is also at Pacific Central Station (Bus Station)

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Energy efficiency appliances


  • Educational programs


  • Recycling areas
  • Local and seasonal food


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps
  • Water savers in toilet
  • Water-wise garden

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