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“Ok hotel but nothing special” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown

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Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown
Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Ok hotel but nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

It was just an average hostel. The dormitory were a little gloomy but clean but decent for the price.
Would have appreciated more space in the breakfast area. It was almost impossible to get a seat for one in the morning...
The location is very convenient with lot of bars and restaurant around.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

Thought this was a very good hostel, I've stayed in a good few Hi-Hostel's across Canada and the States. Very clean place and friendly staff. The only problem I had with it was the freezing bathroom, when you need to take a shower getting in and out was like walking into a freezer.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David W
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

Great location! In the heart of the West End. Safe warm and cozy. Great staff. Clean rooms clean washrooms. Hit water. Includes breakfast. 24 hour coffee tea and filtered water. All amenities ranging from Internet bike storage library laundry and so on large fully-equipped kitchen lots of organized activities. Fantastic staff. International travellers meeting lots of nice people. This is THE place to stay to experience Vancouver

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2011

We stayed there for about 10 days and we actually really liked it.
The hostel is well located, right near Davie St. which is actually the "gay neigbourhood", it's walking distance from pretty much everything.
The beach is really close-by, as well as many food markets and grocery stores (SuperValu for everything, West Valley Market for fresh fruits and vegetables) and various restaurants. The hostel's kitchen is very big and well equiped.

We stayed in a 4-bed dorm, the rooms are kind of small but it was fine. Very clean and the cleaning staff was very friendly. The bathrooms were also pretty clean.

The front desk staff was fun, very helpful and nice.

The hostel is pretty quiet, and also it's located on a quiet street, so not very noisy. It didn't seem like a party hostel during our stay.

And there is a nice patio with tables in the back.

Overall i'd say this hostel was really nice, calm, and very economic compared to a lot of other hostel in the city.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rharrison90
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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2011

great breakfast so goodd yummm good spot to rest up before heading off to the snow for the season clean fun place

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank elle L
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Additional Information about Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown

Property: Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown
Address: 1114 Burnaby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1P1, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > West End
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 49 Speciality Lodging in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Number of rooms: 67
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