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Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC

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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Zero kitchen amenities. Dirty common areas and kitchen, rooms not very nice. Bathrooms on different floors than room. Online pics and info promised way more but didn't deliver. Didn't expect a university run place to be so poor. Recommend staying at any other hostel in Vancouver except this one.

3Thank Melvinious_III
Reviewed 20 June 2012

In an out-of-the-way location, this hostel can be accessed by bus or car. It was quiet when we visited even though it was grad night. I was anticipating rudimentary and spartan, but I wasn't prepared for the smell. Only with the windows open all night did it fade. I understand it's a university dorm but do air fresheners cost so...

1Thank C0unt_Zer0
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 22 October 2011

This is THE best lodging deal in Vancouver. Basic? Yes. Clean? Yes. Quiet? Mostly. Some people don't seem to be able to close their doors without slamming them. WTF? The setting is beautiful. It's like you're staying in a tree house. Unfortunately, when the hostel (UBC dorms) is open, many of the food places are closed. However, there is a...

4Thank Wayne R
Reviewed 14 September 2011

I spent a week at UBC for a retreat. It is a BEAUTIFUL university campus, with so much. Botanical gardens ($), asian center, Japanese garden ($), museums ($), libraries, various places to eat all kinds of food, access to the beach, areas with trees, pool, workout area. Just a awesome campus with some beautiful buildings. I stayed in a dorm...

Thank gypsyiam
Reviewed 13 August 2011

We stayed at the Hostel this week in order to attend a concert at Chan on the UBC campus. The Hostel is located relatively close to the hall, making it a more affordable option in order to avoid a late night trip on transit to downtown. The Hostel ISN'T conveniently located for transit. It's around a 20 minute walk from...

1Thank JumpinBug
Reviewed 12 August 2011

It was nice to return to Pacific Spirit Hostel this year. This was my third year staying here and I appreciated my newly painted,clean room.The mattresses are acceptable but nothing great.If you are expecting a hotel like atmosphere,please look elsewhere.This is a university dorm open for a few months during the summer.What I like about it is the fact that...

2Thank swcgy
Calgary, Alberta
Reviewed 9 August 2011

I've stayed here (private single room) for a week or so every summer for the past 8 years. PROS: very affordable (private single room w/ shared washroom: $33-$35/night, 10% off for HI members), very secure, very clean, 24 hour access, fridge & microwave to use, right across the street from the entrance to Wreck Beach (one of Canada's most unique...

Thank Live_Life_Big
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 21 July 2011

Finding the place was difficult as there is ongoing construction around the campus. The lack of signage helping one find the place doesn't help either. The maps of the campus that they have are poorly designed. This place is a converted university dorm for the summer months. Considering all the other hostels I have stayed in during my cross Canada...

1Thank CndTrvlr042
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 July 2011

First off, if you are here to attend something at the UBC or visit parks in the area over a few days, for the location, the price is very budget oriented. That said, for me I made a hasty decision to stay here the last night of a 3 night stay in Vancouver. Mainly to save money but also see...

1Thank cjlov22
Reviewed 28 June 2010

It started off poorly trying to find this place. The woman wouldn't give me the address and told me to make a few turns and stop at a store and call her again. Of course I don't have a mobile phone and had to borrow a phone at a bar. Got the worst directions. Found my way there by luck...

3Thank Prime
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We apologize for the unclear verbal directions provided to you. For your reference, full directions and maps are available on our website. Our Hostel offers secure, private single and twin rooms in a dormitory style setting with shared male and female washrooms on alternate floors. We strive to provide a restful and comfortable stay to all our guests and have...

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University Land Endowments
An area as rich in history as it is in natural beauty, the expansive parkland of the University Land Endowments is protected by the city in cooperation with the University of British Columbia. A large green space studded by rose gardens, Japanese rock gardens, botanic gardens, canopy walks, regional parkland, and hiking trails, the University Land Endowments are a breath of fresh air. Combining a commitment to preserving nature with a similar promise to preserve culture, its valleys are also home to the First Nations heritage museum, the biodiversity museum, and anthropological and memorial exhibitions. From its highest canopies to the sandy shorelines of Wreck Beach, its serenity is preserved by the University buildings that dot it, combining Mother Nature and scholarship.
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From May 15-August 15, Pacific Spirit Hostel is the perfect location for backpackers visiting Vancouver. Rooms are quiet and clean and, unlike other hostels, you only have one or two people to one of our private single or twin rooms. The hostel is on the beautiful UBC campus, with easy access to campus amenities, affordable food, pubs and entertainment and Vancouver's many attractions. It's a safe, secure environment surrounded by hiking and biking trails and Vancouver's most popular beaches. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC

Address: 1935 Lower Mall | Place Vanier Residence, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1X1, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > University Land Endowments
Price Range: ₹ 1,561 - ₹ 1,656 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
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“If it busy you won't have much choice on room but they may be able to get you a bit closer to a washroom or not opposite the lounge if you like xtra quite. ask how close the washroom if it matters. They seem to choose the building..there are maybe 10 different "residences". if you ant peak summer booking best to book well ahead especially if for a longer term stay.”
joo376, 30 Jun 2014 | Read review
“They separate male and female's bathrooms on different floors. Therefore, you should ask for a room such that on the same floor there are bathrooms you can access. Please be noted that you need to share the bathrooms and toilets with others in your gender; however, the bathrooms are super clean.”
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