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Vancouver Backpacker Guesthouse

7020 Gray Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia V5J 1B9, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The way that the rooms look online and want they actually look like are so different! The bed I refused to lay had a box-spring that was on the floor, dirty yellowed pillowcases and a roll of toilet paper on the bed. An exposed bed on the floor is a red flag and a heck no. The host also tried... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I stayed here for a week and thought it was excellent. It was quiet, and the staff there was very accommodating and pleasant. I particularly liked the fact that this hostel's location was close to a major mall and Sky-Train, which made travel around the city very accommodating. I would certainly go back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Just briefly summarizing. We encountered bed bugs in this place and one week after our stay in this place we noticed traces of scabies in our skin. The booking of the place via phone was a sketchy process. The place was very unclean, unpleasant and noisy, though the guests and staff were cheerful and the neighborhood was quite nice. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

As mentioned in other reviews, you may be told to come to one property, but be moved somewhere else upon arrival of the staff member. So yeah, they took me from a house to an apartment building, which was even closer to skytrain and shops, so no complaints. Now this is not a typical hostel, it is more of a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Was comfortable enough. Bed was ok and everything was clean. Staff were lovely- all very relaxed and easy going. Good location for train and Metrotown. Pizza and vietnamese food close by. Good budget accommodation

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This hostel is actually a house in a neighborhood close to Skytrain, a HUGE shopping center, and a library. The staff was very helpful (and apologetic when we had to wait on towels). You take off your shoes upon entry which we thought was kind of charming in a very homey way, and there are two kitchens-one upstairs and one... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This is one of my favourite hostels I've ever been to. This was my first time in Canada and the staff made me feel very comfortable by giving an overview of all the attractions in the area and the places I should avoid. They recommended a Greek restaurant called Stefos in the city which was delicious and a great value!... More 

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Norfolk, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Personally I enjoyed my 3 night stop here, after 2 weeks of Downtown city hostels it was a nice change to stay somewhere quiet and relaxed, very homely. However it's definitely not for everyone, the area (burnaby) is a typical suburban sprawl ie. safe and friendly however there is not a lot to do in the area. A 10 minute... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

this is a cheap and easy place to stay with the staff comprising of travellers to work to live there. its pretty homey as its a house which has been converted and they are improving the place as it goes but staying there was easy and those who were up for socialising did and those who didn't stayed in their... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We had a similar experience to Marie below. This place was much worse inside than advertised and we ended up rebooking elsewhere for our second night. Contrary to what the house manager said, my card was charged (despite assertions to the contrary) and the owner was very unsympathetic to issues with the property and our bad experience. Never stay here!... More 

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