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Urban Hideaway Guesthouse

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was in Vancouver for an Anthropology conference in April (2016). Arriving with a graduate student's budget paired with backpacker's knowledge of the typical hostel experience, I was not confident that I would find affordable accommodation that was not crawling with the stereotypical capricious party types, let alone anything geographically close to the conference location (downtown at The Westin Bayshore).... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A perfect place to escape the city rush, however conveniently located in downtown Vancouver. Our host, Patrick, is an amazing host, who was super nice to stay up late due to our delayed arrival and he provided me with all the helpful information on what to see in Vancouver in one day. Plenty of room choices, free & tasty breakfast,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The Urban Hideaway is definitely an experience we will not forget. It's a cross between a B and B and a hostel, one without noisy travelers. The best kept secret is that it's CASH ONLY. This was very inconvenient for us as we can only withdraw a certain amount of money each day from the ATM which required several trips... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I was safe, serene and secure in this centrally located, no shoes indoors guest house. The old house is not glamourous but it's homely. My upstairs private Squirrel room was very quiet with easy access to both bathrooms. The bed is comfortable. Patrick is a genial host who manages to provide charming hospitality with the minimum of fuss. Breakfast in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Yes its a good location and the bed was super comfy. However, the place smells very stuffy and bordering on "bad." Definitely lacks fresh air flow. Breakfast is a make yourself kind of a deal. Nothing exciting. Rooms are on the small side, with shared bathrooms. The owners are nice but it feels over priced for what you get. Main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Third visit to Urban Hideaway and it is improving all the time. Patrick has certainly put his stamp on it. The kitchen has been improved and the breakfast menu has been expanded. The place has been polished up and looks so much brighter and cleaner. I wouldn't say any where else in Vancouver as it is so convenient and such... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We stayed two days in a bunk room with four bunks. Overall, it was an inexpensive, very clean guesthouse with nice breakfast accommodations. I only have a couple reservations about this hostel. First, they do not accept credit cards (only cash) which is a huge hassel, in my opinion, and they did not forwarn us that they do no take... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

I have just stayed at the Urban Hideaway for 6 nights, what a wonderful experience and my first intro into hostel stays. Firstly the staff here are amazing! Patrick is the manager and he has some travellers who help out around the hostel when he is not there. They are all wonderful and helpful people. Patrick was a wealth of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

The Urban Hideaway Guest House provides a great location, friendly service and clean rooms. Patrick runs the place with true professionalism but also with a sense you're staying with family. He knows the area very well and can offer advice on what to see/do. It's easy to get around from its downtown location. We'll definitely be back!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Personable service and a unique take on the guesthouse experience make this place a perfect choice for downtown Vancouver. Rooms were spotless, great location near the Skytrain, free wifi, free breakfast and sizeable room. Patrick runs the Urban Hideaway with class and treats everyone like best friends. He is a wealth of knowledge and it feels like you're staying with... More 

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Staying in Gastown

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Gastown
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
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Additional Information about Urban Hideaway Guesthouse

Address: 581 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B-2Z5, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Gastown
Price Range: $118 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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