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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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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 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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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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asheville,nc
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125 reviews 125 reviews
43 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
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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Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

We stayed at the Hostel this week in order to attend a concert at Chan on the UBC campus. The Hostel is located relatively close to the hall, making it a more affordable option in order to avoid a late night trip on transit to downtown. The Hostel ISN'T conveniently located for transit. It's around a 20 minute walk from... More

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Calgary
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
21 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

It was nice to return to Pacific Spirit Hostel this year. This was my third year staying here and I appreciated my newly painted,clean room.The mattresses are acceptable but nothing great.If you are expecting a hotel like atmosphere,please look elsewhere.This is a university dorm open for a few months during the summer.What I like about it is the fact that... More

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Additional Information about Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC

Also Known As:
Pacific Spirit Hostel At Ubc Hotel Vancouver
Pacific Spirit Hostel At Ubc Hotel
Address: 1935 Lower Mall | Place Vanier Residence, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1X1 , Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 39 Specialty lodging in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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