Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown

1114 Burnaby St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 1P1, Canada
#83 of 234 hotels in Vancouver
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 7 reviews
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Good, safe, and cheap accommo

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 27, 2007

The HI Hostel is located in the West End of Downtown, about 3 blocks from the beach, and English Bay.

I had visitors stay there for 3 days, and they were very happy with the place. It was cheap, clean and a good central place to be. It is within walking distance of English Bay, Denman, Robson, Stanley Park, etc.

Unique Quality: Location location. This place is well located for any traveller, whether you want to head up to the mountains, explore the city, or walk the beach.

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Backpacker accommodation in Vancouver.

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 31, 2006

Shocked by the expense of accommodation in North America, I decided to save money by taking advantage of my HI membership and staying in HI hostels in the major cities I would stop in. HI Vancouver Downtown was my first North American base.
The hostel dorms are a little cramped - four bunks in a narrow room, but the lockers are a fair size to stow big backpacks in. The bathrooms are adequate. The hostel is located off the colurful Davies Street, not actually in the city centre, but more in a residential area, which makes the area feel nicer at night. Bus #6 is your main route into town and from there you can easily explore Vancouver. The trip to/from the city centre / waterfront is about 15 minutes out of peak traffic time.

Unique Quality: What lifted my stay here from the ordinary to the above ordinary was the wonderful breakfasts at the hostel. Apart from one or two outstanding hostels in southern Europe, I have never encountered such good quality breakfasts. To label the breakfast a buffet is entirely accurate, with cereals, delicious porridge, toast, muffins, bagels and fresh fruit all laid out. It really was unexpected and a great way to start a busy day of sightseeing.
The staff at this hostel are really friendly and helpful as well.

Directions: Arriving in the city from the airport, you can a get a shuttle bus to drop you in the vicinity (five or six minutes walk) from the hostel. Just tell the driver where you want to go.

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A great place to stay!

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 15, 2006

This hostel is gigantic and so is its kitchen. I tried both the dorms (4 persons) and the private room and both were perfect to me.

The hostel has an indoor parking and you have to ask the staff to get the key. It also has 3 (I think) outdoor parking spaces. It has elevators as well.

Nothing negative to say about this place, it's everything a hostel should be.

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Great Breakfast and good atmosphere

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 10, 2005

Looking for a quiet close place to stay for under $100 in downtown vanouver is no easy task.

But, online booking was simple and easy and no check in curfues and ability to use the hostel 24hrs with staff members manning it throughout the night was a welcome change.

The hostel had a fun loving atmosphere with plenty of knowledgable staff and a free breakfast for all residents and the private room I stayed in was clean, tidy and very presentable with a TV and private shower for about $70. Very enjoyable

Unique Quality: FRIENDLY STAFF,
EASY TO FIND INFORMATION AND WELL STOCKED NOTICE BOARD
MESSAGING SERVICE AND 24HR ASSISTANCE AT FRONT DESK
RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF DOWNTOWN

Directions: fully equipped kitchen, laundry, on-premises internet access (kiosks and Wi-Fi), free

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Great Breakfast and good atmosphere

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 10, 2005

Looking for a quiet close place to stay for under $100 in downtown vanouver is no easy task.

But, online booking was simple and easy and no check in curfues and ability to use the hostel 24hrs with staff members manning it throughout the night was a welcome change.

The hostel had a fun loving atmosphere with plenty of knowledgable staff and a free breakfast for all residents and the private room I stayed in was clean, tidy and very presentable with a TV and private shower for about $70. Very enjoyable

Unique Quality: FRIENDLY STAFF,
EASY TO FIND INFORMATION AND WELL STOCKED NOTICE BOARD
MESSAGING SERVICE AND 24HR ASSISTANCE AT FRONT DESK
RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF DOWNTOWN

Directions: fully equipped kitchen, laundry, on-premises internet access (kiosks and Wi-Fi), free

one of good hostels

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 11, 2003

mine is dorm, share with other 3 roommates. nice experience as you can meet and get to know people from other coutnries.

Unique Quality: close to main street, high accessibility

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Hostelling International

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 5, 2002

Hostelling International - Downtown Vancouver.
This was a very nice hostel. Rooms were clean. Staff was helpful. Grocery stores and restaurants were right next door on Davie St. Many attractions were in walking distance. It was comfortable here...I didn't really feel like packing up and moving on to the next place.

Unique Quality: Travel Cuts desk inside helps with transportation. I bought bus tickets there before leaving for the station.

Directions: downtown Vancouver

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Address: 1114 Burnaby St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 1P1, Canada

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Amenities at Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Free High Speed Internet

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