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American Backpackers Hostel

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347 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1T3, Canada
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  • 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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Port Coquitlam
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

From the moment I got there i felt the good vibe and nice 5 star hostel ... it was extremely affordable and great staff and lots of cool people coming in and out so it was a great place to be at .... if you need to grab a hostel in van this place should be your first choice and... More 

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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The American Backpackers was a great experience for $10 a night, some of the most friendliest people that i have meet being at the hostel and it has such a nice vibe to it everyone is happy. The staff is great and owner Vincent is a great person, also cant complain with the free beer every Saturday. i had great... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

For 10$, don't expect a palace. Just a place to sleep and relax in the common room. Bad points : - Messy and dirty room (but nothing to do with the owner or hostel) with a used tampon on the floor. Yellowish shower and curtain - 1 crazy roomate (still nothing to do with the hostel itself) - cockroaches !!!!... More 

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

we try hard to find the right chemical to kill pest but government has so many restrictions and some guest don't like the small and some animal activist are against pestsite but we got rid of bedbug lately thanks to a green revolution and the invention of a backpackers TOP SECRET More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
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
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
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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