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Hostelling International Vancouver Central

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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!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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The location of the hostel is excellent, walk-able to the heart of the city and various public transport option.
Hostel is clean though in need of some renovation work. Free breakfast was provided, with a fairly good variety. Hostel has an excellent line-up of activities planne
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Response from VCTHostelManager, Manager at Hostelling International Vancouver Central
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Thank you for staying with us and commenting -- glad to hear you enjoyed your stay!
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A couple of blocks away from Skytrain, some bus stops right in front of the property, which makes it convenient for getting around the city. Staffs were friendly. I stayed in a private room with ensuite. They had towels and body soap in the bathroom. It was nice and spacious in m
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Response from VCTHostelManager, Manager at Hostelling International Vancouver Central
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Thank you for taking the time to comment about your stay! The building is generally quite warm through the winter, but we always have extra heaters and blankets available from the front desk, for anyone who still finds it chilly. All bathroom windows are frosted, and the inside of the bathrooms cannot be seen through them. Hope you'll stay with us again sometime!
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I walk past this questionable establishment most days on my way to work. It is glaringly obvious that this hostel is passing itself off as acceptable by planting flower boxes in the windows. Sorry folks but band -aid solutions aren’t gonna fix it! It is an old, run down buildi
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Response from VCTHostelManager, Manager at Hostelling International Vancouver Central
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Instead of listening to one person who has never stayed at our hostel, I encourage anyone reading this to check out the feedback of tens of thousands of Hostelworld guests, who have rated us at 8.1 on their 10-point scale. Or head to Google, whose users have rated us 3.9 on their 5-point scale. The person who has written the above review is clearly not a fan of Granville St, but, fact is, the vast majority of our guests love being right in the middle of the Entertainment District. The two busiest hostels in the city have been running on this exact block for close to 20 years, sleeping literally more than a million individual guests, and these top hostels remain top hostels in large part specifically due to how much the guests love this location. It is true that our location (or any location you could name) won't always be the right location for everyone. But it's been the right location for over a million hostellers, who continue to stay with us and rate our location highly.
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There is another hostel about two miles away from this location - on Burnaby street. Go there instead. An acquaintance made the mistake of staying here and I went to pick her up from there. Nothing at all like the photos. It REEKS of smoke and weed from the second you walk in, d
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Response from VCTHostelManager, Manager at Hostelling International Vancouver Central
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I do agree with you that our hostel on Burnaby St (just a 10-minute walk from us) is excellent, but I don't agree with you about much more. Rather than someone who's only walked by and never stayed with us, I encourage people reading this to listen to the tens of thousands of guests who've booked with us through Hostelworld, guests who have given us an average 8.1 rating in the past year. I also encourage to look at Google, where we're at 3.9 on their 5-point scale. Out of the 300 Vancouver & Lower Mainland properties listed on Booking.com, we're the 22nd most popular. Guests book and re-book us. Our hostel is inspected annually by Hostelling International and is in good standing. To be clear, our building is non-smoking, though with Granville St sidewalks being Vancouver's (un)official smoking area, anyone who is sensitive to smoke, particularly pot smoke, may find the entirely of Downtown Granville Street (and maybe most of Vancouver) problematic.
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Super comfy considering the amount you pay compared to the other hotels and hostels in that location. Location was great, walking distance to many of the must-sees in downtown. Clean, and its breakfast was a good start for your day!
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Bed bug on my pillow in October 2018. I have over 50 bites on my body.
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I am 55 years old single male. I am arriving form South East Asia and need a place to crash for a few days to a week while getting oriented at BCIT. Would I feel comfortable here considering my age and all? Is there parking if I decided to rent a car? Thanks, ant and all advice appreciated.
I think you would feel comfortable enough at the hostel. I've stayed a few times, and there have always been a few travelers in the 50+ demo. You'll stick out, but this is a much tamer hostel than the rest in the city. They have a luggage room at the hostel. I think there is pay-parking nearby.
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Is there parking available?
There are local parking surrounding areas but not at hostel.
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Hi, just wondering if there is secure luggage storage for after check out? We're booked in for 4 nights at HI central Vancouver, then going away for a couple of days before dropping back to Vancouver before travelling again the same night, and would be looking for somewhere secure to store our bags for those couple of days. If not available at the hostel, do you have any suggestions? Thanks.
Hello, we left our luggage there just after check out for a few hours only. There is a small room for our luggages. Unclear whether hostel would allow you to store luggages over a few days.My suggestion: travel light!
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Is there lockers/safes in private rooms ? Thanks
No locker / safe in private rooms.
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Hi! Do you have luggage storage after checkout? I have an evening flight on the checkout day and just need to store my luggage for a few hours
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"just avoid it at all costs. There are many cheap hotels in Vancouver - anything would be better than this place."
"I would have been happier in a large dorm room instead of a 4 person one, but that might just be me!"
"Join up as a hostel memeber, you will get your money back and it has other benefits"
"look elsewhere"
"Avoid at all cost."
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 34 - US$ 230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hostelling international vancouver central hotel vancouver
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Royal Hotel
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouverOutlineGranville StreetCentralDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
200
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