I stayed there for 3 days when I arrived in Vancouver, before finding an apartement.
It was very safe so I could leave all my stuff in my room while visiting accomodations all day long.
The hotel is well situated as you can walk in Downtown Vancouver and there are two Skytrain stations close by : the Stadium-Chinatown station on Expo and Millenium lines, and the Yaletown station on Canada line (the one that links Downtown Vancouver to the airport).
I had already been in a hotel with a shared bathroom, so it didn't bother me. There were two bathrooms on my floor, one with shower only and the other one with shower, washbasin and toilets. I never found any of these unavailable in 3 days. However, I couldn't figure out how to get hot water in the showers (but then it's my fault if I didn't ask).
Rooms are clean and there was a washbasin in mine.
The staff is very nice and helpful. You can ask them anything about visiting Vancouver or living in Canada, they'll answer eagerly even if it has nothing to do with your stay at the hotel itself.
There's a locked storage room if you need to leave heavy things for a few hours after check out.
Finally, I thought wireless internet was included in the price of the room, but actually it's 6 CAD a day (24 hours from the time you buy it).
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Vancouver Ywca Hotel