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St Clair Hotel - Hostel

1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   577 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2Z5 , Canada (Downtown)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is ok. The staff are nice. But the main problem is that it doesn't have a kitchen. If you are travelling alone, go to samesun where you will probably meet more people whilst cooking/doing the hostel activities or chilling in the common room. The facilities in st Clair's are very basic. Also they don't serve breakfast :-(

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I arrived at 8 pm but was told that they didn't get my booking from Student Universe! I have to stay in a common room with a glass door! No tab water. No AC or fan. But I still need to pay more than the price on Student universe. Can't be worse!

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The place could be really nice and needs a lot of tlc.. The room needed a good clean, as did the showers and toilets which also had terrible lighting. We had a double room and the bed was awful, creaked and moved up and down when barely moving on it at all. The hall way is dingy and everywhere basically... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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140 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is not even close to a bed and breakfast but a hostel providing only basic dorm beds and shared bathrooms even if you book a private room. Do not expect much of privacy either as doors come with top ventilation grilles as there is no air-conditioning. Rooms are basic and clean but beds are old and creaky. There is... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

After 28 hours constantly travelling, our first impressions were minimal and thoughtless, although a historic building, being it the first concrete building in Vancouver. We walked up the stairs and it hit us in the face like a saucepan. The place looked dark, melancholy and didn't have a nice atmosphere. The bedroom was reasonably sized room with a double bed... More

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Vancouver, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Some friends and I were in town for the Portland Timbers/Vancouver Whitecaps soccer match and this hostel was right around the corner from one of our supporters group's rally point (Railway Club), so it was a good fit for us. Located mere blocks from the Gastown district, it's pretty well located in downtown Vancouver. We took the SkyTrain in from... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

arrived at 3 am, had to book some days in advance, so that we couldn't cancel because of a "48 hours-cancelation"-politic. the pictures look like they were taken 3 years ago - since then everything has decayed... the bed sheets came with hairs on it! the room looked like as if it had not been cleaned for weeks. it was... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Our group stayed for a week and joked every night about checking out early but we couldn't afford to. The bathroom situation is awful with horrible stinky unclean showers. No sink for washing your hands after using the toilet only hand sanitizer that was EMPTY on two floors for two day! Toilets that blocked frequently leaving a constant fowl smell... More

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Brisbane, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

In the interests of trying to save money in expensive downtown Vancouver, my husband I planned to stay for a week, but our stay at St Clair did not last that long. We switched to the Howard Johnston on Granville St for only $7 more a night. At that $7 went a very long way towards a much more comfortable... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We stayed here for 4 weeks in total throughout fall. First on arrival, staff were extremely helpful and gave us a room on the bottom floor. We went to our room which was a little daunting but only because we hadn't stayed in a hostel before and it could have done with a good clean, however once we laid out... More

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Address: 577 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2Z5 , Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — St Clair Hotel - Hostel 1.5*
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