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Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown

1114 Burnaby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1P1, Canada (Downtown)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pro- Large rooms, nice location, good atmosphere, organized tours, 24 hour front desk, provided towels, free breakfast, big kitchen with large commercial fridge. Con- Lacking A/C, could use an update and a deep clean We stayed in a 2 person private room with shared bathroom. We shared the bathroom with 1 other room, but had to get the front desk... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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

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Santa Monica, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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

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Nanaimo, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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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

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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

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7 helpful votes 7 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

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Chilliwack, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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.

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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
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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

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Address: 1114 Burnaby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1P1, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown , West End
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