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Urban Hideaway Guesthouse

581 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B-2Z5, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #30 of 63 Vancouver B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013
Maddy1982 Melbourne, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This hostel is located in downtown Vancouver, just a few blocks from historic and tourist-orientated Gastown. While the hostel is close to many of Vancouver's sights, the area is also close to the beginning of East Hastings Street; that is to say, it is close to what several locals I spoke to consider the "seedy" bit of town. I wasn't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

My daughter and i stayed here for 5 nights. Great location to downtown Vancouver. Can walk to all local attractions. Great that you are able to cook dinner as well as breakfast although the restaurants are very close. Clean and friendly.

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Cork, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

As we arrived at the door on the street, our hearts dropped a little as the street was covered in cigarette buts and behind the door, the stairs area leading up to the main entrance was quite dusty and dishevelled. But once Ken opened the door and welcomed us to his home, we knew we had made the right choice.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

Extremely friendly and welcoming - within minutes of coming in the door, Ken had made us feel at home. The house is quirky and full of character and things to look at, and definitely for those in search of something more than hotels offer. Think of it as staying at the home of friends, but don't go expecting modern perfection.... More

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Blaine, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Janine and Ken were great hosts, beautiful rooms, easy access to everything in Vancouver, we stayed in the suite on the top floor of the guesthouse. It had a very nice bed quite comfortable cutely decorated. Located just a few blocks from the Gaslight district. we walked to a couple of restaurants on water street not to far away. Diffidently... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

we stayed in a twin room for 3 nights in october, it was a wonderful place to stay. great location, great house with everything you could want. would definitely stay there again and recommend it. it is not for people wanting to party, but a quiet home away from home. breakfast was all supplied you just had to cook it... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I would not stay here again. Both the owners were very kind and hospitable, but the accommodations were very lacking. The front door was VERY hard to find, steep stairs lead to actual 'house', unusable front 'porch', tiny kitchen that guests have to use simultaneously (ie make your own meals) - decided to go out and eat most mornings. Slept... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We stayed five nights at the Urban Hideaway, in the Loft room, which was very comfortable, with lots of space. Janine was very friendly and helpful. There was home made yoghurt, muesli and fruit for breakfast with juice and good coffee - or you could cook eggs if you wanted - and we met interesting people with whom we exchanged... More

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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We stayed on our last night before heading home to Australia. I chose it for the location and that was spot on. You can't go wrong for access to transport and downtown amenities. We had a second floor room at the back, comfortable and quiet. Sharing the bathrooms wasn't an issue. The kitchen is big but not set up for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

I chose Urban Hideaway as the place to stay when my mum came to visit me in Vancouver - i wanted somewhere for her to be able to hang out and relax, but that wasn't too pricey and still in the heart of downtown and close to everything....check, check and check. The historic house is a rare find, virtually hidden... More

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Address: 581 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B-2Z5, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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