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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
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Wachtebeke, Belgium
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stayed in Vancouver for 3 days. We slept in The Cambie Hostel in july 2013. Positive things: - a nice breakfast in the bakery next door. - a good location. - bed was basic but ok. Negative things: - a very old en primitive bathroom. - a terrible smell in the building and surroundings.

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Victoria, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

for 3 to stay was a hundred bucks, we had a beautiful view though, if you like looking across at windows and tampons floating in puddles etc. The staff was a joke, the man on that night got really sour when he had to lift his pudgy finger to open the door. I don't blame him, he was probably in... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The building looks old but I imagined it's like a pub. In midnight, it's quite noisy in the upstairs room because of the sound of the bar located at the 1st floor.

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Brooklyn, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

My friend and I stayed here for a weekend at the end of July 2013. This hostel was close to the cruise ship terminal, about a 10 minute walk. We had a room with full size bunk beds. We didn't share the room with anyone else. The bed was a little harder than I like it but the room was... 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*
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