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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is a firehazard stincking mold hole of discusting features. everything is dangerously dirty and smelly Staff a big fat illusion of zero don't care about the guests All are stoned on weed.... Carpets smelly and full of parasites and bugs.....like the beds!!! No lift half the time Ridiculous pricing hotels for two are much cheaper Check booking.com You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good hostel. Some staff more helpful than others. One woman behind the counter was reluctant to help me. Everyone else was great. My room had a good view except for what was below the window: alleys, trash cans and roof tops. The rest was big city views! Check to see if your dishes are clean because patrons are sloppy sometimes.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place for sleep. You need to find another parking because not avelable there. The wifi is so bad, it is like no wifi. A lot of activitie near. Alot of activitie are planned by the staff. A lot of option for activitie.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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35 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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