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Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown

1114 Burnaby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1P1, Canada
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This Hostel was very friendly and welcoming. It was in a great location on a quiet street. It was really close to downtown which meant there were plenty of opportunities for nights out and day trips. The bathrooms were clean (as good as you'd expect for a hostel) and as long as you went early/ late enough you never got... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I've stayed at this hostel a few time and found it welcoming and safe in a quiet location on the corner of Burnaby St, just one block from the colourful and vibrant Davie St with many restaurants and shops. Breakfast is included in the price although only served between 8-915 am which means you'll of course be sharing your table,... More 

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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is a great hostel. I love the location on a quiet street rather than the dodginess that is Granville Street and its dregs of society inhabitants. The hostel even has a games room, library and rooftop deck! But of course my search for the perfect hostel continues as small details need to be fixed here. The internet requires you... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very close to downtown proper but not on a main street as to be bustling with activity all the time. The staff is friendly, the place is what you would expect from a hostel in which people stay for a few days. Bathrooms are clean (although not exactly pristine). There's even a small library à la take-one-give-one, which I really... More 

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La Mirada, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I only stayed overnight in the off season but I felt desk staff was indifferent. I had to play 20 questions to get basic info. I purchased the Big Bus add on, had to ask where the nearest stop was, direction was poor, turns out it was right on the corner (I found out after walking blocks) wasn't given the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great hostel and even better location- close to the beach and downtown without having that big noise from the city. The room and the bathroom were clean and compfi. Just the noise from other rooms can be heard pretty easily. Great choice of breakfast and huge and clean kitchen. We will be back in May.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

I couldn't find fault with this hostel in Downtown Vancouver. The hostel is clean and well looked after. The rooms are always clean, the bedding is fresh and warm. The rooms are a tad small but at $30 or so a night, I wasn't complaining. They organise events like pub crawls and movie nights so it's really easy to meet... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My stay at Hostelling International Vancouver was great. The rooms were clean, and the area was great. Just a two minute walk away from a lot of things in Down town Vancouver. Also, the area was very safe so you didn't feel nervous even when coming back late at night. I would definitely recommend this hostel to other travelers.

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Brisbane, Australia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
51 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Stayed here a week late in December 2014. Had a private room with a semi-private toilet (shared with the adjacent room- space between door and frame so kind of off putting; the Mrs gets stage fright- not worth paying extra for). The room itself is okay but definitely nothing to write home about. It is clean and tidy, and vaccuumed... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights in a double room in the second floor. The HI Downtown Hostel is a run down place with no atmosphere on it. The washrooms are cleaned once daily, so u won't find a clean toilet after 11am. I complained the cleanliness of the washrooms (oh gosh, all toilets were full of poo, toilet paper or... More 

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HI-VancouverDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown, responded to this review

Good afternoon from HI-Vancouver Downtown; Thank you very much for reviewing our hostel on the Tripadvisor website. First of all, please accept our apologies for the more than disappointing stay you had at our hostel. We are always eager to make our guests not only feel welcome, but comfortable as well. At this time, we can use your comments to... More 

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