Great location - close to shops, pubs, restaurants and bars, my friends and I walked everywhere. Nice clean rooms too with comfortable beds. My friend and I got a private room with a bunk bed. Not too noisey being right in town and hearing people talk wasn’t too bad. Only frustrating thing is the showers hot water taking so so so long to get hot. Would I stay again? Absolutely :)
We stayed at HI Central for 9 nights. I can really recommend this place - it's clean and tidy, the staff is very friednly and welcoming, and I couldn't ask for better location. The breakfasts were superb - they're quite the same each day but satisfying (sweet pastries, apples, oranges, jam/peanut butter with toasts...). The only one annoying thing was a smell coming from our bathroom (we stayed in a room with private bathroom), which was just next to the shared bathroom. You could smell not only cosmetics but also weed (it wasn't allowed to smoke inside the building but apparently some people didn't care and some didn't control them). I'm tolerant and I understand the situation but something could be done in this case. Shared kitchen is equipped with microwaves, fridges, kettles... No hobs.…
I had a proper private room, bathroom included. Though located in the middle of Vancouver this place is quite silent and I‘d slept well if not shaken by the Jetlag. Breakfast is okay for one morning, I started eating outside as there are only toasts, cereals and bagels with butter, Marmelade and peanut butter. The only thing I really didn’t like was the attitude of the staff. They didn’t greet or even smiled at the guests. What’s the problem with being at least a little friendly to the guests?? Besides: perfect spot for exploring the city by feed. Also easily accessible by train and a few minutes of walk from the city center train station.
The cheapest place in town but still overpriced. We stayed for two nights (second night only because we couldn't find anywhere else). The first night our room smelt like the toilets next door. The second night we had a cockroach. Everywhere needs a deep clean. The staff are very mixed, some very helpful others dismissive. The location is good. Would definitely stop elsewhere if in Vancouver again.
I am from Winnipeg Manitoba small place, but born and bred right in the praries and I can say I wondered if I was in Canada because the walls seemed to never be washed, my bed frame had what looked like a booger. One of the rooms had a bed bug that was feasting on me for 3 nights had to wash and dry everything! Had no re imburment for 160 dollars worth of travelling luggage or my 200 dollar winterboots I had to throw out. The staff there were more than friendly, nontheless proper cleanliness and inspection could have easily prevent this from happening and this place in my opinioun is managed terribly. Cleanliness for Canadians is always number one and from what Ive seen from this hostel is a quick cash grab from foreigners. Give us our moneys worth and make sure its clean.