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American Backpackers Hostel

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347 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1T3, Canada
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dormitory room with 6 bed
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

the good sandwich, I had so much fun, made some real friends there, never have I visited such a place. bad It is a super old building the original lock is on a shelf it was either from 1809 or 1890 ( I think 1890) so it has typical old building problems. bugs and mice.That being said it is SUPER... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I have been staying at this hostel for over five weeks now. I am absolutely impressed by the friendly, accommodating front desk staff, central downtown location, chill atmosphere, plus Wifi and laundry are both available. I would definitely recommend this to other travelers on a budget who are interested in being in the hub of the downtown core for events... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Its so dirty and fun. Bedbug heaven and cheap as f@@k. By the sheets or you will get bitten. Dont let people form the basement up into the hostel and everyone steals food. But its the greatest experience of my life. Like I was living in my own make it in Vancouver reality tv show. Dont expect anything and you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

I Russian studying English in Vancouver. This place was perfect for practice my English, meet Canadians, find friends for day trips and great party at night. Come for a week, stay for a month :-) There was lots of movies, music and games, and the owner even threw New Years party with beer!

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

This hostel is excellent for the backpacker wanting to meet new travellers abroad, play games and music within a friendly setting, watch movies in the t.v. room, and an active environment taboo where people are always on the go and doing something. There is a great selection of rooms which include dorms, private rooms for the single person or couple.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

hello my name is jesse and i really enjoyed my stay with the american backpackers hostel its a fun and very affordable place , and its rite down town close to all the cool shops like the Amsterdam cafe and tnt supermarket and the staff are awesome good friendly people , id defanitly recommend this if your looking to save... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay at if your planing on visiting Vancouver. In a downtown location and right next to Gastown with cheap rates; doesn't get any better than this. I truly recommend this hostel to anyone who is adventures and loves to save money while meeting new people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

If you want to get the best deal right in downtown Vancouver I recommend nothing other than American Backpackers Hostel, unreal deal as far as your accommodation and its costs are concerned. $60 per week!! You can't beat that, staying in the heart of a world class city in the name of Vancouver, superb access to all the clubs, bars,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It was a rude awakening. I have never stayed in a place that was as dirty as this. We had booked a double bedroom but of course it wasn't available when we got there, so we ended up in a 8 bedroom dorm. The lock on the door was broken, opened the lockers to find bugs, had an Irish girl... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

u can expect an old charming heritage building, lots of great friendly ppl and the owner is just cool and sort of crazy in a positive way of course. cooking with all those other travelers is just nice coz everyone is sharing and caring. laundry is cheap only one dollar, internet is cheap, everything is cheap over here. just for... 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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about American Backpackers Hostel

Address: 347 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1T3, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Gastown
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Price Range: $11 - $15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
American Backpackers Hotel Vancouver
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