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Hostelling International Vancouver Central

1025 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1L4, Canada (Formerly Royal Hotel) (Downtown)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this hostel for 5 nights in March of 2014 - solo traveler and opted for a 2 bed dorm. Apart from the location, there is nothing overly flash about this hostel. Positives: Great location for downtown - easy access to trains for YVR. The corridors were quiet and amenities were decent and clean. Foyer had plenty of brochures... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We visited Vancouver during May 2012 and had booked a private room with ensuite bathroom. The location is great with connectivity to all the major areas of the city. The best part being the large amount of leaflets and pamphlets available regarding the tours and visits to various places around Vancouver. The directions and how to reach were also detailed... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Nothing fancy at all, pretty bare bones - but it's a hostel and a good deal for central Vancouver. Breakfast is very basic, amenities basic, not dirty but not super clean either, and located in the club district - meaning lots of inebriated people on the street into the wee hours. Mostly cheap pizza places nearby but more food choices... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

this week a staff member entered the bathroom while i was inside!! What is this?! And it happened twice in 3-4days.. when the door is closed AND locked, it means someone's inside. They didn't even knock,they used their key card to unlock the door. After that i was not comfortable taking a shower or going to the bathroom,afraid someone light... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The bedroom and bathrooms were spotless - one of the cleanest hostels I've stayed in. Staff were friendly and helpful; they even offered us a cheaper room (we'd booked online). The only problem was the insane level of noise from both outside and inside the building, although it was Friday night so maybe that's to be expected. Got no sleep... More

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Hamburg, Germany
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I stayed in a private room. Prices are quite reasonable for Vancouver. Staff is friendly and helpful. The location is just perfect, in the middle of things on Granville and in walking distance from Gastown. There was a weird smell in the hallway, but the room was clean, nice and silent. The Wifi on the room did not work, it... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I Loved this place, had a great stay. Made many friends, staff is friendly, nice, helpful, always smily. The breakfast is great, and they leave the food all day so you can refil at any time of the day.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

PROS: -- Location ... this hostel is three blocks from the Vancouver City Centre Station SkyTrain station and walking distance from the Waterfront and Granville Island -- Large bathrooms but sometimes there is a wait and you may have to run to another floor -- Large lockers in the room -- You can buy a lock for $4 CAD and... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I'm not a fan of hostels but this one I really liked. It's right in the middle of Granville Street, a busy street with lots of bars, restaurants and clubs. If you don't like to be in noisy surroundings I would advice to stay at the other HI destination, HI Vancouver Downtown. The whole place had a pretty good vibe... More

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Melbourne, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Excellent location! Walking distance to shopping and very close to restaurants and public transport. The breakfast was very good. Plenty of common area space but the wifi, although free, was often unstable. Clean rooms and clean bathrooms/toilets.

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Hostelling International Vancouver Central Hotel
Hostelling International Vancouver Central Hotel Vancouver
Address: 1025 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1L4, Canada (Formerly Royal Hotel)
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 39 Specialty lodging in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Smack dab in the middle of Granville Street's pub and club district, we're one of the newest Vancouver hostels -- and if you're angling for access to all the partying and good times you could want, without compromising on security, comfort, and cleanliness, then we're where you want to be!If you're looking for the fun of a hostel, but still want privacy, you'll love our ensuite private rooms (cable TV included!) and our two-bed dorms. These are our most popular room types, so make sure to book in advance! ... more   less 
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