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Hostelling International Vancouver Central

1025 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1L4, Canada (Formerly Royal Hotel)
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I Stayed in a private ensuite for 4 nights in February 2015. My room was clean, large and very comfortable and quiet! (Except on a Saturday night, but that is expected when staying on Granville Street) Well worth my money. The downside of the this hostel was the fact as an 18 year old girl, I felt unsafe walking after... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed at lots of Hi hostel around the world and this is by far the grossest hostel I've ever stayed at. When we got in the receptionist had to buzz us in to ensure we were meant to be there and weren't some drunk just wandering in (which was both off putting but reassuring that they try and keep... More 

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VCTHostelManager, Manager at Hostelling International Vancouver Central, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for your feedback, and I’m very sorry to hear that you were unsatisfied with your stay. We take all of our guests’ comments very seriously; I appreciate that you took the time to let others know about your experience. I will just say that our housekeeping team is extremely dedicated, and they work very... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Good location for shops and transport and felt reasonably safe. Great staff. Only downside is size of dining and lounge areas which only fit a few people. We had to eat sitting on corridor floors and were unable to get a chair in the lounge at anytime in our stay. As the rooms were bunks only there was nowhere to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I stayed there one night last May, 2014. It was okay. I had bed by window. Breakfast was good. Lounge and breakfast are on second floor. There are many restaurants nearby. I didn't have problem there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Stayed in a private ensuite room for a decent price. The location is pretty good, not too far away from Granville station. The hostel itself smelt pretty bad but the room seemed clean-ish! It was fine for one night, wouldn't particularly recommend it, but for $30 a night I can't really complain :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Stayed here for one night in a private room in transit up to Whistler. It's an older building and has that close, musty smell throughout. However the location is excellent if you want to be close to public transport or in the thick of excitement along Granville. Some excellent cheap eats nearby as well add to the appeal of the... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Unsafe for two reasons: 1) I've stayed in this hostel this April and did not have the best times in a HI hostel as usual. One of the nights there were some guests sitting on the emergency stair smoking and partying. Signs were all over the floor asking not to smoke as well as there was a sign asking not... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We stayed here for one night after arriving in Vancouver. We arrived at around midday, and asked if our room was ready for checkin. It wasn't but the lady on the desk switched us to another room that had been cleaned. This was amazing because we did have a lot of luggage with us! Our room was clean and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The location is excellent ..if you're into walking, you can walk to most of the attractions. The front desk staff was extremely helpful. The rooms were clean. The kitchen & dining area is a bit small & I found that the common sitting area was overcrowded. The breakfast was good though. Would definitely come back again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Yeah this place to be fair could do with new sheets and a bit of redecoration done on the place. But other than that it is perfect. Location is excellent and the breakfast ah God the breakfast.. after a lot of traveling this has been the best breakfast with all you can eat muffins, cereal, toast, bagels and fruit. Was... More 

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