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HI - Vancouver Downtown

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

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Overall Rating 89%

From 13 Reviews

Hostel rating (13)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 91%
Cleanliness 84%
Location 93%
Security 92%
Service 88%
Comfort 86%
Green rating 87%

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 $26.24
  • Private
    From $52.48
10 or more people?
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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

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • 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.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

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

Accessibility

  • 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

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (604) 684-4565

Fax. (604) 684-4540

vancouver.downtown@hihostels.ca

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

Reviews

Reviews

The good: Very clean and a great location. Free breakfast was pretty decent. The bad: Staff couldn't even remember what road the hostel was on - probably all new so I don't want to be harsh but they really weren't informed about the area. The room was also tiny - only a four bed so to be expected but no room to move around, we were all on top of each other. Worst of all it was like the walls were tissue paper - we could hear people coughing and snoring as though they were next to us.

73%

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Bethany,

Mon 15 Oct 2018

I am happy you enjoyed our hostel's location and complimentary breakfast! Yes, we do have new staff all the time, but you are correct, at minimum we need to know where we are! Our rooms are indeed small and when full there is not much room to move; good thing is we do have plenty of common space! Regards, Maicke/Hostel Manager

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Maicke Andresen, Manager

Wed 17 Oct 2018

The staff are lovely, the location is excellent, the breakfast is amazing! The ladders up to the top bunks are very uncomfortable in bare feet, and having the soap dispenser in a different part of the bathroom from the sinks is a bit weird, but those are teeny complaints

83%

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Thomas,

Thu 04 Oct 2018

Thank you for your comments! I am glad you enjoyed your stay overall especially the customer service we provided! The soap dispenser is indeed in the only spot which makes sense in the oddly shaped bathroom. Safe travels. Maicke/Hostel Manager

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Maicke Andresen, Manager

Sat 06 Oct 2018

always enjoy my stay here. your location is perfect.

100%

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charles,

Thu 04 Oct 2018

Dear Thomas, thank you for your great review! It is always nice to read when we do well! I am looking forward to hosting you again! Kind regards, Maicke/Hostel Manager

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Maicke Andresen, Manager

Sat 06 Oct 2018

The shared bathrooms always smelled of urine. It didn't seem like there were many activities offered by the hostel, which is okay, but could be improved. The location is good but the facility is somewhat sterile.

77%

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Thomas,

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Thank you for your comments; Cleanliness, including smell, is really important to us! Thank you for mentioning this! Best regards, Maicke/Hostel Manager

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Maicke Andresen, Manager

Sun 30 Sep 2018

Dirty washrooms all the time, no renovations or investments since years, shitty breakfast, wifi connections in some certain rooms is just bad and not really given, too expensive for no certain reasons, instead of installing a dishwasher every person has to do their dishes by themself (a huge waste of water )

67%

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Sven,

Sun 23 Sep 2018

Thank you for your comments. I am sorry that you found the washrooms dirty! It is Important to us and I have reviewed your comments with our housekeeping supervisor. I am sorry have not noticed any of our improvements in the hostel, including new floors and some new furniture! Our prices are fair in a city like Vancouver. Regards, Maicke/Hostel Manager

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Maicke Andresen, Manager

Tue 25 Sep 2018

Location

Location
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

Airport
From airport take Canada Line get off at Yaletown > C23 Davie bus westbound get off at Thurlow St. approx $8.75
Bus
Pacific Central Station > City bus stop > Catch #C21 Beach approx $2.75. Get off at Thurlow and walk
Taxi
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.
Car
Limited parking spots available approx $11.00per night. Parking spots can be reserved at front desk
Rail
Refer to bus station directions above as the Vancouver VIA Rail station is also at Pacific Central Station (Bus Station)
Sustainability

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted

Energy

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

People

  • Educational programs

Waste

  • Recycling areas
  • Local and seasonal food

Water

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

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