We had a private room, the washbasin was welcome so I did not have to keep going out of the room. There was a bunk in this room. The room itself was very aged.
There were no lockers, which I did not appreciate given the other HI Hostels I have stayed in had lockers in Private Rooms. I had to lock my laptop to the heater, I do not like to display this to the staff or whoever might be walking by when the door is open.
Where do I start? Perhaps I should have assumed better, but when I checked in it was quiet as could be in a room at the back of the building.
I strongly object to there not being sufficient info on the website about it being built in between nightclub walls. It should state something to the effect that there is little possibility of quiet until 2am or 3am. Unluckily my private room wall and the nightclub wall were the same. Luckily I had earplugs, so I got a few hours sleep.
The least they could do would be to mention it at check in so you can go to the ‘HI Downtown’ which is substantially quieter. I would have been happy to do this.
This is average by hostel standards, but if you are after a light breakfast then it is fine. There is limited choice. The kitchen seating area only holds between 10 and 15 people so it is quite small. If you want a seat then get there at 7:55am.
There seemed to be 2 types on the floor, and aged one and a new one. Both were very clean. There was only 1 shower per room, so very private. The showers cannot be faulted.
In the one near my room, the toilet door did not lock properly, a little nerve wracking.
This was available in the common area for a fee, or you could plug in, there are only 3 plugs for this, therefore waiting may be required. My memory is that there was not wireless.
Yes it is central, but really, anything in Downtown Vancouver is central and can be walked to easily.
My friend saw a mouse.
I should thank this hostel for one very good thing, as a result of staying here I learnt about online reviews and discovered Tripadvisor. My ability to chose acceptable places to stay has increased as a result.
WOULD I STAY HERE AGAIN?
I would never stay here again because I like sleep as a priority, and I would never recommend it to a fellow traveller unless they did not like to sleep. The benefits of this place do not outwieght the negatives.
- 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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