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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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Winnipeg
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I booked this hostel because I couldn't book the hotel I planed to stay at. The price is very cheap, but the room was neither clean nor comfortable. What was worse, one person in the same room snored very badly, which prevented me from having comfortable sleep.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: cheap, 24-hr front desk (good if your flight comes in at 1am like mine did). Free breakfast!! Washrooms are private, not communal. The kitchen is spacious and there's a lot of couches. And free wifi!!! Cons: this place is in the middle of the club/bar scene that suits the 22 year old crowd. It can be loud out there... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in a 4 bed room. Had air conditioning and was very clean. Bed was comfortable.Bathrooms include a private shower so no communal showers. Bathrooms were very clean and I personally saw them being cleaned at least 3 times a day. Breakfast had a lot of choices and was fresh . Blueberry scones were delicious. Like most hostels not... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for a night during peak summer season. Many crappy hotels this time of year are charging well over $200 for a not so nice room. So in comparison HI Central is great value. The staff were friendly, the bed was comfortable and includes a continental breakfast. Only four people to a room and they are air conditioned!... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel was staffed by friendly people, the location was great for walking around anywhere downtown, the value was great, the hostel was very clean, private washrooms (not community showers), and that is my opinion for the $23/ night USD I paid. The room I was in on the 4th floor could use a carpet shampoo, as the room kind... More 

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this property for two days, from 1st Aug to 3rd. It was the height of the peak season, since on 1st was the Taylor swift concert and 2nd was the Vancouver Pride! The city was buzzing with activity and thus most hotels were full. We booked this as it was fairly economical. Some things we really appreciated:... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only stayed for 2 days, but found the hostel was in decent shape and fairly clean and quiet. The location is awesome and although i was worried about being on a busy party street, I really didn't notice any excessive noise. Overall, I would recommend this hostel to others who are lookjng for a safe, conveniently located, and clean... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hostel was okay, I paid $250 a week and got a tiny room with four other people. the place was clean, and the staff were friendly. its on a main street however and it can be loud at nighttime depending on what side of the building you are on

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Waialua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I stayed here for a night last week. It had great internet, a couple computers, clean showers and bathrooms, free breakfast, and a really laid back staff! It was around 30 bucks a night which seems like a lot, but comparatively to hotels around, very good priced! No parking, but there's a holiday inn around the corner that does night... More 

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HONG KONG
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

In fact, I stayed in this hostel way back in 2007 when online rating was as popular as today. YH Central is on Granville Street which is a very good downtown location: easy access to transportation, restaurants and shops. The staff are super! They are nice and helpful. The common room, kitchen, toilets are kept clean and tidy. I stayed... More 

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