We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 39 Vancouver accommodations

Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown

1114 Burnaby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1P1, Canada (Downtown)
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown to your Saves list
Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
74%
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Heather S
  • Overview
  • Reviews (140)
  • Photos (28)
  • Amenities
  • Room tips (16)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

140 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    30
    70
    29
    7
    4
See reviews for
6
26
62
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (16)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The 5 days I was in Vancouver were in the 30s everyday and as a result my 4th floor room was sweltering! No air conditioning and tiny windows meant that even at night when the temp dropped outside it remained +30 inside my room. Otherwise, the staff was helpful, the kitchen and free breakfast was wonderful and there was even... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hostel was good, nice location, clean etc. However with ANY HI reservation on booking.com be aware the prices are based on you having a HI card which gives you 25% off - therefore without this card (which costs $25 each) the price you are given on booking.com is NOT the price you will pay - you will need to add... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Santa Monica, California
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good: Friendly and fairly knowledgeable staff. Clean. Comfy beds. Safe, quiet street that is walking distance to many destinations including Stanley Park, Gastown, Canada Place (where you can catch free shuttles to Capilano Suspension Bridge or Grouse Mountain) and more. Has payphones, kitchen w/ complimentary breakfast (bagels, toast), and both male and female bathrooms with 3 toilets and 3... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I come to Vancouver for concerts I usually stay at this hostel. It is well located but not in the busy area of downtown Vancouver so its pretty quiet. The staff was helpful and I will stay here again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I've stayed at the HI-Downtown several times and it's always been a pleasant experience. Its location is perfect: close to everything, but in a quieter area compared to other hostels. Staff is friendly, efficient, & nice. Place is always clean. Beds in dorms are comfortable (though mattresses are a bit hard). Rooms are a decent size, but they get a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

If you are in Vancouver and want to be in a great location, stay here. You couldn’t get a better hostel. It is outstanding. I stayed here for just under one month. The team were all excellent. Nothing was ever too much trouble. Their local knowledge was helpful and valuable, and they went above and beyond my expectations of them... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed in this hostel for 1 week and found it hard to fault the place! The staff are friendly and enforce the regulations well which was comforting to see, security reasons etc. We stayed in a four bed dorm which was clean and It had a sink which was handy. The rooms get quite hot and stuffy though so... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chilliwack, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I'll be staying here again this month when I'm in town for business and a concert. Clean, friendly and affordable. An oasis of peace and quiet only steps from Granville and within walking distance of the Skytrain and the downtown club/theater scene.

Was this review helpful? Yes
HI-VancouverDowntown, Manager at Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown, responded to this review

Hello Robert; Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. We are happy you enjoyed our quiet location in the Westend. We are located in a residential neighborhood, but close to the action. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our hostel! Kind regards, Maicke/Hostel Manager More

Stroud, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I stayed here at the end of march and arrived about 8pm. The front desk staff were great and instantly welcoming which was great as this was the first time I've travelled alone. I was in a four man room top bunk the bed was ok I mean it's a hostel it's not going to be top notch but was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Poole, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
329 reviews 329 reviews
38 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A very, clean, secure and well run hostel. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful with things. The free breakfast is a lot more than you get in some B&Bs. Near to Davie Street with lots of restaurants and shops. Easyish walk or bus into Gastown etc. Rooms maybe a tad on the small side if the luggage will... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown

Address: 1114 Burnaby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1P1, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown , West End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld, Booking.com, Priceline and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown Hotel Vancouver

28 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (29)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Other (7)

Amenities

Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Number of rooms
67

See which rooms travelers prefer