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    American Backpackers Hostel

    347 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1T3, Canada
    1 (604) 688-0112
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    Overview
    • Excellent38%
    • Very good17%
    • Average10%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible30%
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    Paid Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    St. Regis Hotel
    2,523 reviews
    #9 of 92 hotels in Vancouver
     
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    1,471 reviews
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    #12 of 92 hotels in Vancouver
     
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    1 - 5 of 90 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Hostel makes no sense. Owner is a confused angry fool & racist who keeps a list of ethnic stereotypes posted on the wall ("African guests are thieves"; "Arabs guests are dirty" etc.) and thinks it's cute. Bathroom is totally unkept and disgusting. Species of cockroaches...More

    Thank Jake T
    Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

    Our flight didn't get in until 10pm and the people who run this place wouldn't let us check in. At the three other hostels we stayed at they all left us a key/instructions. Absolutely horrible. Will definitely be telling people to never stay here. How...More

    2  Thank kbfioren
    Reviewed July 9, 2017

    The boss is kind and humorous. He cleans the hostel 3 times weekly. Top one in downtown with perfect location. And the facilities are above average including spaghetti and plug-in internet access for free.

    Thank 909,642,645
    Reviewed July 7, 2017

    this place has everything a backpacker needs, great price, nice people, good atmosphere, dont expect luxury, but you are guaranteed a fun stay! although the building is a little run down, the staff are helpful and the location is perfect

    1  Thank blrh93
    Reviewed May 30, 2017

    1. IF YOU GO THERE, ALWAYS GET A RECEIPT FOR WHAT YOU PAY! OTHERWISE THEY WILL CHARGE YOU DOUBLE! 2. YOU SHOULD GO AND SEE A DOCTOR AFTER YOU STAYED THERE! Yes, it is very cheap. This is why I chose this place and I...More

    2  Thank Eva S
    Response from mazara1, Owner at American Backpackers HostelResponded July 9, 2017

    I am sorry this happens to you , why others guest are so happy that this hostel provide a home for a lot of working travelers and budget backpackers for long stay , in a very expensive city and heritage buildings in Vancouver are rare...More

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    Hotel description
    Check-in time is from 11 a.m. to2 P.M and 5-11 P.M.no curfew. thousand of loyal customers keep coming back we have an old building that character and fun abounds, communal kitchen,socializing room with stereo musical instruments,Internet .bike parking fridges lockers.max age 35,weekly rated dorm
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    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
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    Room Tips
    "perfect location"
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    "Just dont go there..."
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    "Get the dorms, kind friendly people, and its cheap unlike the other overpriced hostels."
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    "arrive on time, your bed will be gone if you are 2min late. My friend had to sleep in the hall, but he got a..."
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