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American Backpackers Hostel

347 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1T3, Canada
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Dorm $10 Double $17.50 ea
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This place has been great. As a young traveler I have felt very liberated while staying here at American Backpackers. Very open and communal environment, extremely affordable, and right on the cusp of downtown Vancouver!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This HAS to be the cheapest place in town. There is no beating these rates, hands down! Bar-none the best place in town; cheapest rates, best location and the best people. Staff is knowledgable and fun and always very helpful. The rooms vary from double occupancy to single and dorms. The dorms are separate male and female but there is... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The American Backpackers Hostel is true a gem found in the downtown heart of Vancouver City, Located on the corner of West Pender and Homer, its convenient location is ideal, with food & shops everywhere, easy access to transportation, and as a plus the famous Amsterdam Cafe is just a stones through away. The hostel itself is anything but dull,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I stayed here last fall/winter, i came for the low prices but stayed for the friendly people and the great downtown location. I was able to enjoy downtown vancouver as a tourist and also able to easily walk to work everyday. I met a lot of really awesome travellers at this hostel. Definitly had an awesome time :)

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

i stayed at the hostel over the summer came to visit in winter and you can't beat the price, location people, right downtown will defiantly be coming back next year. it's a place where people care about each other like a home

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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

you will not find a cheap place like this all over the canada! excellently located right in the city center and a step away from the skytrain and all the major tourist attractions. very informal atmosphere: average customers are young age. in summer make they make party even with free spaghetti. the rest of the services are basic level but... More

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Malmo, Sweden
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I was here for two weeks recently and I found a really unique and interesting. the atmosphere is unique, I made a lot of friendships with people different from me and I absorbed different cultures from around the world. the hostel is in a fantastic location: right in the center. obviously the highlight are the prices: unbeatable! as if that... More

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Munich, Germany
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

You can't find another place cheap like this one and with great atmosphere. Hostel is located just in downtown close to everywhere. Skytrain station is just two block away. Also great party on friday night.

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

By far the cheaper hostel in the city, American backpackers is the place to go if you are a low budget travelers. The hostel have everything you need and there's always nice people from everywhere. I've been there a week and i have nothing to complain. A great place and i recommend it for everyone.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I like to think that I am open minded about a lot of things, but this hostel put me to the test. I had reserved a single room for x1 night, but when I arrived, they had given the room away so my only open was a 6 bed dorm. & to be fair to them, they did give the... More

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mazara1, Manager at American Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

There is another side of the story ,she arrived at 10 p.m instead of 3 pm she did not pre pay in advance she got 1 night free in dorms ,she got several free beers total $20 because that night we had free beer she did bother other gust in the room that been there for months had no respect... More

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Additional Information about American Backpackers Hostel

Also Known As:
American Backpackers Hotel Vancouver
American Backpackers Hotel
Address: 347 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1T3, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 39 Specialty lodging in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The American Backpackers hostel has been around for 28 years. It is the cheapest hostel in town but also the most friendly,and has kept the same price for 28 years. Big communal kitchen,socializing room with stereo we have bike parking fridges lockers in winter is ideal for long term working holiday students,and tourist in summer price. ... more   less 

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