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“Great Location and comfortable stay in private room”

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Hostelling International Vancouver Central
Paris, France
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Great Location and comfortable stay in private room”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

We visited Vancouver during May 2012 and had booked a private room with ensuite bathroom. The location is great with connectivity to all the major areas of the city. The best part being the large amount of leaflets and pamphlets available regarding the tours and visits to various places around Vancouver. The directions and how to reach were also detailed to a great extent. The reception staff was very helpful and cordial. The breakfast was little mundane but that is ok for a budget hostel. Best place to stay on a budget.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Nothing fancy at all, pretty bare bones - but it's a hostel and a good deal for central Vancouver. Breakfast is very basic, amenities basic, not dirty but not super clean either, and located in the club district - meaning lots of inebriated people on the street into the wee hours. Mostly cheap pizza places nearby but more food choices within 3 blocks. Try to get a room that doesn't face the main street and don't expect much out of the ac/fan to overcome the old steam heating system.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

this week a staff member entered the bathroom while i was inside!! What is this?! And it happened twice in 3-4days.. when the door is closed AND locked, it means someone's inside. They didn't even knock,they used their key card to unlock the door. After that i was not comfortable taking a shower or going to the bathroom,afraid someone light come in.. Unacceptable!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

The bedroom and bathrooms were spotless - one of the cleanest hostels I've stayed in. Staff were friendly and helpful; they even offered us a cheaper room (we'd booked online). The only problem was the insane level of noise from both outside and inside the building, although it was Friday night so maybe that's to be expected. Got no sleep but at least the sheets and towels were clean and free, and the shower was hot. Breakfast was also free but pretty shabby, unless stale cereal and muffins are your thing.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Hamburg, Germany
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

I stayed in a private room. Prices are quite reasonable for Vancouver. Staff is friendly and helpful. The location is just perfect, in the middle of things on Granville and in walking distance from Gastown. There was a weird smell in the hallway, but the room was clean, nice and silent.

The Wifi on the room did not work, it did at the lobby though.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

I Loved this place, had a great stay. Made many friends, staff is friendly, nice, helpful, always smily.
The breakfast is great, and they leave the food all day so you can refil at any time of the day.

Room Tip: I was in a female 4 beds dorm. was great, the other girls was friendly and respectful of each other...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Annapolis, Maryland
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74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

PROS:
-- Location ... this hostel is three blocks from the Vancouver City Centre Station SkyTrain station and walking distance from the Waterfront and Granville Island
-- Large bathrooms but sometimes there is a wait and you may have to run to another floor
-- Large lockers in the room
-- You can buy a lock for $4 CAD and sell it back for $3 CAD
-- Seven bus routes stop in front of the hostel

CONS:
-- thin walls
-- creaky floors and the carpeting seriously needs to be replaced
-- wifi can be hit or miss; its excellent in the lobby area (not too surprising)
-- some of the room doors stick and you have to pull really hard to close the door
-- showers don't have a shelf to place your toiletries on
-- the neighborhood had a lot of young homeless people on the streets; most of them harmless but some come up to you begging for money

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hostelling International Vancouver Central
Address: 1025 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1L4, Canada (Formerly Royal Hotel)
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Granville Street
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostelling International Vancouver Central 3*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Smack dab in the middle of Granville Street's pub and club district, we're one of the newest Vancouver hostels -- and if you're angling for access to all the partying and good times you could want, without compromising on security, comfort, and cleanliness, then we're where you want to be!If you're looking for the fun of a hostel, but still want privacy, you'll love our ensuite private rooms (cable TV included!) and our two-bed dorms. These are our most popular room types, so make sure to book in advance! ... more   less 
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