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Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC

1935 Lower Mall | Place Vanier Residence, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1X1 , Canada
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Vanier Residence for about 3 weeks. I have stayed at UBC in the past in the Gage residence which I do prefer both for location and set up and working kitchen. Those were all booked so I took a room here. Basic enough and clean . No issues with that. Floors are divided washrooms Male on odd... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I rent a single room for three nights here. My experience was wonderful. I paid about 33 CAD for each night. If you understand the prevailing price of a single room in a hotel in Vancouver, it is very expensive. If you go for other hostels near downtown, security may be an issue. Therefore, overall, for a female solo traveler,... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I stayed here for 4 nights recently. Wish that I had known about this last year. I would have saved a bundle of money. I stayed with my partner in a small dormitory room. It was very quiet and once again affordable. It was about $35.00 plus tax minus 10% from my Hostelling International Card. In my opinion this is... More

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Seattle area
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I spend about a week each June at the Vancouver International Song Institute, which takes place on the UBC campus. Since lodging costs for that length of time can really add up, I am willing to make the tradeoff between price and luxury. It is indeed a dorm room, and the single rooms I've had are quite small, and of... More

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UBCConferences, Manager at Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us your feedback. We are pleased to hear that our hostel room met your budget needs and our campus provided you a safe environment for your stay. Thanks for bringing up the odd smell of the cleaning agent, our housekeeping team will look into it. We look forward to welcoming you back... More

Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Pacific Spirit Hostel on the campus of UBC has served its purpose for brief stays during the past two summers. If you enjoyed your undergraduate days in a small dorm room, the hostel rooms are fine for one person. There are better choices in Vancouver for the price they charge for two people. UBC is a beautiful campus, and it... More

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UBCConferences, Manager at Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and comments. There are a number of restaurants nearby the Hostel that opens until 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm respectively. Our Front Desk staff would be happy to provide you with restaurant suggestions, our staff is available 24 hours. Vending machines are available in the Front Desk lobby but options are limited. We will look... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

If I wanted to pay 70 bucks to stay in a crummy dorm room with dirty sheets and no kitchen access, I would go to... oh wait, I would never want to do that. Unfortunately that is what ended up happening when I stayed here. Lop 25 bucks off the price and maybe well talk, but this place was not... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

Zero kitchen amenities. Dirty common areas and kitchen, rooms not very nice. Bathrooms on different floors than room. Online pics and info promised way more but didn't deliver. Didn't expect a university run place to be so poor. Recommend staying at any other hostel in Vancouver except this one.

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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

In an out-of-the-way location, this hostel can be accessed by bus or car. It was quiet when we visited even though it was grad night. I was anticipating rudimentary and spartan, but I wasn't prepared for the smell. Only with the windows open all night did it fade. I understand it's a university dorm but do air fresheners cost so... More

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Seattle, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

This is THE best lodging deal in Vancouver. Basic? Yes. Clean? Yes. Quiet? Mostly. Some people don't seem to be able to close their doors without slamming them. WTF? The setting is beautiful. It's like you're staying in a tree house. Unfortunately, when the hostel (UBC dorms) is open, many of the food places are closed. However, there is a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

I spent a week at UBC for a retreat. It is a BEAUTIFUL university campus, with so much. Botanical gardens ($), asian center, Japanese garden ($), museums ($), libraries, various places to eat all kinds of food, access to the beach, areas with trees, pool, workout area. Just a awesome campus with some beautiful buildings. I stayed in a dorm... More

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Address: 1935 Lower Mall | Place Vanier Residence, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1X1 , Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver
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Pacific Spirit Hostel is the perfect location for backpackers visiting Vancouver. Rooms are quiet and clean and, unlike other hostels, you only have one or two people to one of our private single or twin rooms. The hostel is on the beautiful UBC campus, with easy access to campus amenities, affordable food, pubs and entertainment and Vancouver's many attractions. It's a safe, secure environment surrounded by hiking and biking trails and Vancouver's most popular beaches. ... more   less 
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