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Cambie Hostel Gastown

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   300 Cambie St @ Cordova St | Gastown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2N3, Canada (Downtown)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Visakhapatnam, India
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hostel is quite accessible by sky train from the airport and is in the heart of the Downtown.The Big bus ,hop on hop off tours start from near this hostel. Basically this is a very old hostel mostly visited bu students.The toilets are poorly maintained .The hostel is attached to a pub and there is a lot of noise.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I will never stay here again. It's 1.30AM and the relentless doof from the music downstairs is vibrating my bed. The people in the pub are rowdy and when someone walks / runs down the corridor, the floor shakes. It doesn't feel like a stable building. I feel like there's a massive party all around and I can't shut it... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had a double room which was on the second floor and proved very spartan. No cooking facilities on the floor. The shower was fine if you like showering in a broom cupboard - hardly enough room to turn around and no place to hang clothes, towel, etc. Whilst well located, you have to expect it to be noisy and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We arrived at the hostel around 12am. The unfriendly receptionist said we had to wait until 2 pm before we could check in. No problem, we went to eat something at the pub nextdoor. When we came back to check in at 2 pm there were a lot of people already waiting. Then she started to check in and when... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Coming from New Zealand hostels have always seemed fine to me, I've had some great experiences at some and it is a great way to meet new people. This hostel, not so much. This was in a league of it's own. When I first arrived the staff were swapping shifts and so service was incredibly slow. I was then given... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

When I first moved to Canada I stayed at the Cambie Hostel. We got in at 11pm and it was a Friday so we went downstairs into the pub for a drink and I had fun! Look it's a dive I'm not gunna lie but I've made some life long friends from staying there and drinking down stairs. The staff... More

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Randers, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

That was one of the worst experiences as a traveler in a hostel. I was at the bar to socialize with other backpackers. At first they’d cheated me at the bar with a price for a beer, which was announced much lower. I was sitting alone for a while and the doorman was always looking very bad to me. After... More

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Penticton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I tried this hostel out for 1 night and it was horrible! The dorm rooms are small with 2 bunk beds and a table and chair and old rotting floors. The room was above the bar and it was really noisy until 5am! There was no heat in the room either and the staff did nothing about it. In the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Come on, The Cambie has been around that long that there's that many reviews to warn people of what to expect! Personally i think that if you're a backpacker in Vancouver you can't not stay here for at LEAST one night, just to experience it! I had some awesome and some really cringe-worthy times here but I think that added... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We had one night in a private room on the second floor then two nights in a private room on the first floor. The room on the second floor was basic but fine with a decent bed and quiet cleanish bathrooms. The room on the second floor was near the common room so the floor was considerably busier with constant... More

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Address: 300 Cambie St @ Cordova St | Gastown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2N3, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Cambie Hostel Gastown 2*
Number of rooms: 127
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