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“Great Value and Very Clean” 5 of 5 stars
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YWCA Hotel Vancouver
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   733 Beatty Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2M4, Canada (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #27 of 97 hotels in Vancouver
Hustonville, KY
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great Value and Very Clean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This place is a great find in downtown Vancouver. We paid about $90 for a room for 2 and $150 for a room for 5. If you compare it to the other hotels in the area, that is a deal! It is less than a $10 cab ride to the Canada Place Cruise Terminal. it is about 5 short, downhill blocks from the train stop from the airport. The desk personnel are friendly and helpful. The security is great. And it is convenient to inexpensive food and shopping for snacks and necessities. The rooms were small but geez we weren't moving in. The room for 5 was pretty large. The shared bath was done well with automatic locking system.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Murwillumbah, Australia
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This is a great place to stay in Vancouver if you are after value for money and easy access to transport and the attractions.
The front staff are very helpful and it feels like a home away from home.
Cooking and washing facilities on several floors if you need them and they cater for all a single traveller needs.
Only thing missing is a kettle in very room to make a much needed cuppa in private without having to carry hot liquids up and down lifts or stairs to your room in your pyjamas :(

Room Tip: A room with a private bathroom on a high floor away from traffic noise is recommended.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

we booked a night after a long flight from brisbane via L.A. and found the hotel easily from the monorail stop. the hotel is in a great location. The front staff were really helpful with directions and any assistance we needed. We had a double room and it was very good value, clean, tidy and well maintained. we then came back for two more nights after visiting friends in another city, It was good to have a laundry, so handy to the room. Would recommend this hotel anytime. Thank you

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Motueka, New Zealand
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The YWCA is a very good budget priced hostel with excellent facilities an d helpful staff. For those who want to self cater the kit kens are well equipped and pleasant to sit and eat. The central location makes this an ideal place to start a Canada holiday.

Room Tip: If you want to self cater ask for a room on the same floor as one of the kitchens (there are three k...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The staff are so friendly and helpful.The cleanliness of the rooms and bathrooms are spotless.
Offers internet and all necessary facilities. The location is perfect and the city center, close to the best markets and ROBSON street.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HACHIOJI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The only items we feel regret are 1) no big restaurant and 2) self-laundry.

I believe that we can overcome 1) by using the Italian restaurant inside of the neighbouring Georgian Court Hotel. For 2), if you are too busy business executives and no time to wash by yourself, you may want to stay at other hotels around here. However, there are several issues like indoor smoking for another neighbouring hotel. See the reports for the neighbours.

Except these two issues, I am sure that this is the best place to sleep and use Internet with Wi-Fi among all of the hotels as far as I know in Vancouver, BC.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I enjoyed my stay at the YWCA hotel. The desk staff were very nice and helpful. The room was not fancy, but it was comfortable and quiet. The neighborhood is good. It was a friendly place. Highly recommend.

Room Tip: If you want quiet, request a high floor.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about YWCA Hotel Vancouver

Address: 733 Beatty Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2M4, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Vancouver
#27 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#31 Business Hotel in Vancouver
#37 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — YWCA Hotel Vancouver 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
YWCA Hotel Vancouver offers a warm welcome to all travellers and is a comfortable, safe and affordable place to stay at the heart of downtown's arts and entertainment scene. All rooms are private and there’s a choice to suit your needs and budget - from single rooms to quints. The modern 155 room facility has air-conditioning, mini-fridges, telephones, TVs, guest area kitchens, wireless Internet access, laundry rooms, a coffee bar in our lobby and meeting rooms! The YWCA Hotel is just a stroll away from Robson Street, the city's shopping and restaurant mecca. Other nearby neighbourhoods worth exploring include Historic Gastown, Chinatown and trendy Yaletown. The YWCA Hotel was the recipient of the Best Bargain hotel in the 2009 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards and recently received TripAdvisor 2011 Certificate of Excellence. Come and discover for yourself why YWCA Hotel is worth checking into! ... more   less 
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