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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
    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
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La Mirada, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
10 helpful votes 10 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 

18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I stayed there 11.23.14 - 11.27.14. They send you an email confirmation, and at the bottom of the email are directions from how to get to the hostel from the airport. The directions are as clear as day, and I got there with no issues. Upon arrival, the front desk offered me their membership, and I would be able to... More 

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Stockholm County, Sweden
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Pros - Good location in a quiet but central area - breakfast is alright with bread, peanutbutter and jam, fruit and oatmeal. - roof top is really nice Cons - the privat rooms have a chared bathroom with next door.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I stayed at the HI Downtown about one week. I booked a bed in a 4-bed female dorm. The room was really tiny and with all the suitcases the room was really packed and kind of uncomfortable. Breakfast was included and had a lot of choices and definitely above hostel average. The location was awesome in the beautiful Westened!! Best... More 

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Oakland, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We chose to stay in a double at the HI Downtown Hostel for the value. It's a good choice as long as you know what you are going to get. It is clean, central, efficient, etc. It does not have much charm, but that comes with the territory. Although most people were young, we saw all ages there. The biggest... More 

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