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Samesun Vancouver
1.5 out of 5
1018 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
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The price is £46 per night

Located in Downtown Vancouver, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Canada Place and Granville Island Public Market. Stanley Park and Pacific Coliseum are also ...

4/5Very Good! (530 reviews)
They make Vancouver great!!!

"The staff was very friendly and helpful. Thank you for recommending I park my car at the holiday inn, cheapest guarded parking. It is a hostel so it can get loud but if that botherS you then hostels are not what you need. Breakfast was awesome!!! Great choice of food. I was not expecting that. Central ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Samesun Vancouver
Cambie Hostel Gastown
2 out of 5
310 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC
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Located in Gastown, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Vancouver Waterfront, Granville Street and Harbour Centre. Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Canada Place ...

3/5 (323 reviews)

"The location is primo. Staff are awesome. The vibe there is definitely upbeat. Loved the sense of security. As a female travelling alone I appreciated the female only dorm and bathroom option. Breakfast is the bomb. Recommend the veggie eggs benny."…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2019

Cambie Hostel Gastown
Pacific Spirit Hostel
2 out of 5
1935 Lower Mall, Vancouver, BC
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Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wreck Beach and University of British Columbia. Museum of Anthropology and Chan Centre for the ...

3.9/5Very Good! (30 reviews)

"I can boil water and the bed is comfortable and I can sleep well as the nights are quiet"…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2019

Pacific Spirit Hostel
Cambie Downtown Hostel (Seymour)
2 out of 5
515 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC
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Located in Downtown Vancouver, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Canada Place, Granville Island Public Market and English Bay Beach. Stanley Park and Pacific ...

3.1/5 (317 reviews)

"We always stay at the Cambie Downtown Hostel(Seymour). We love the staff and facilities. We also love that its so close to downtown and everything."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Cambie Downtown Hostel (Seymour)
Backpacker College @ EC Vancouver: APT Living
2 out of 5
1125 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
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Located in Fairview, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Vancouver False Creek Seawall, Vancouver General Hospital and Granville Island Public Market. Granville ...

Backpacker College @ EC Vancouver: APT Living
Hotel Ambassador
2 out of 5
1212 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
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Located in Downtown Vancouver, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Granville Street, St. Paul's Hospital and Orpheum Theater. Sunset Beach and Robson Square ...

3.1/5 (609 reviews)

"Great staff great location will definitely come back here again thank you for the great service"…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2019

Hotel Ambassador
HI Vancouver Central
2 out of 5
1025 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
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Located in Downtown Vancouver, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Granville Street, Orpheum Theater and St. Paul's Hospital. Robson Street and Robson Square ...

HI Vancouver Central
American Backpackers Hostel
1 out of 5
347 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC
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Located in Gastown, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Granville Street and Vancouver Waterfront. Canada Place and Harbour Centre ...

2.3/5 (26 reviews)

"I found clean ,safe ,fun ,I made a lot friends there ,there were musical instruments to ply with other people and it was like big family house with a lot real travelers that live there for long time ,big kitchen lots amenities ideal for long term stay"…"

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2019

American Backpackers Hostel
C&N Backpackers Hostel - Vancouver
1.5 out of 5
927 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
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Located in East Side, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Main Street, TELUS World of Science and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Rogers Arena ...

2.6/5 (230 reviews)
Nice cheap Hostel next to Central Pacific!

"It's an old little hostel, but well located, clean and very affordable. Staff is friendly! Especially the upper bed squeaks if you turn around. That can be annoying..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2019

C&N Backpackers Hostel - Vancouver
C & N Backpackers Hostel - Central Station
1.5 out of 5
1038 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
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Located in Strathcona, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Main Street, TELUS World of Science and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Rogers Arena ...

2.5/5 (218 reviews)

"Love the Ivanhoe been going for last 15 years or so when visiting Vancouver. Only complaint is get better pillows"…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

C & N Backpackers Hostel - Central Station
St. Clair Hotel - Hostel
1.5 out of 5
577 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC
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Located in Downtown Vancouver, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Granville Street, Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Harbour Centre. Vancouver Waterfront and ...

3.5/5Good! (162 reviews)

"Location was great, beautiful historic building. Price was good. Room a good size. The thing I didn't like was the beds , old Ikea bunks . Pillows were hardly a pillow."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2018

St. Clair Hotel - Hostel
MondeLiving Robson Living
1.5 out of 5
819 Nicola Street, Vancouver, BC
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Located in West End, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Robson Street and Vancouver Waterfront. Stanley Park and English Bay Beach are also within 15 ...

MondeLiving Robson Living
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Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
The price is £100 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (4,895 reviews)

"comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2020

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
The price is £157 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (3,148 reviews)

"The room has a lovely view and was spacious for a family of four. The pool was small and the tanning area was outdated."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul 2020

Pan Pacific Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
The price is £123 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (1,526 reviews)

"The room was clean and the beds smelled fresh and clean. However, two of three lamps had their bulbs burned out. We expected that a room for four adults would have some privacy in the layout but the room had two queen beds 4 feet apart."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2020

The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
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Skiers, hikers, culture vultures, shoppers, art lovers and foodies – all sorts come to the big hub of British Columbia for a different adventure. Thankfully, there's such a wealth of hostels in Vancouver that it's possible to check off this happening metropolis on the Pacific for less, no matter what you're after. There are backpacker pads big and small, stylish and down-to-earth. Some have private rooms, while others tout traditional dorm stays that are sure to leave oodles of dollars for those Whistler ski adventures or hockey tickets. They pepper the Victorian walks of enthralling Gastown and dot the vibrant blocks of West End, where LGBTQ bars mingle with sizzling ramen kitchens.

Why hostels in Vancouver offer something unique

There was a time when the humble hostel was just a place to drop the bags and rest the head. No longer. You won't need to look far in Vancouver to find an establishment that's sure to indulge your more creative side. Perhaps you'll be greeted by an oversized moose statue in the lobby or discover cosy common spaces that are infused with just a touch of Japanese and East Asian elegance. It's possible to get so-called "poshtels" – posh hostels – with crackling wood fires for the winter months and pod-style beds with their own light fittings and electrical outlets. Hostels in Vancouver can also be akin to hotels, putting double rooms for couples in the middle of vibrant backpacker lounges and shared kitchens.

One of the great treats of hostels in Vancouver is the low-key, laid-back-yet-lively atmosphere they manage to nurture. That may be down to the young and adventurous demographic that walks through their doors. It may be because the abundance of communal facilities helps to get everyone together. Or, it may be because hostel staff are so often passionate about making your stay in BC a memorable one. In fact, all you need to do to get in-the-know recommendations on the top sports bars, Canadian eateries and taste-bud-tingling spots in Chinatown is to hit reception and ask whoever's working.

The draws of the best hostels in Vancouver

Nowhere says boutique like the Cambie Hostel. It looks every inch the Victorian-chic hostel you'd expect of somewhere in Vancouver's main heritage district. That's Gastown, which unfolds all around the rollicking hostel bar of Cambie in a patchwork of kitschy eateries, fair-trade coffee roasters, Chinese teashops and soy-scented Canton cookhouses. It's the place to be for souvenir shopping, great oriental food and a glimpse of the iconic Gastown Steam Clock – Vancouver's vapour-spouting timekeeper. Samesun Vancouver is set amid the skyscrapers of Downtown. It channels something of the Far East, with its wood-panelled interiors and feng shui plant displays, but mainly offers a good springboard for visits to the Museum of Vancouver, home to First Nations relics and the tale of the city, and English Bay Beach, where you can hit some volleyballs and gaze out across the Strait of Georgia – keep your eyes peeled for whales.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Vancouver?
By choosing a hostel, you can spend less on lodging and use more of your money for exploring during your holiday. You can enjoy activities in this destination like shopping and cycling trails.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look identical, but these dorm-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms), low prices and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Vancouver?
Ready to book a hostel? These options have the best reviews from our customers and might be a good place to start: Samesun Vancouver - Located steps from Granville Street. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a bar. Cambie Hostel Gastown - Located within a 5-minute walk of Vancouver Waterfront and Granville Street. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a bar. You’ll find lockers and linens in all rooms. Pacific Spirit Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of University of British Columbia. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with towels and linens. Cambie Downtown Hostel (Seymour) - Located steps from Harbour Centre. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a nightclub, as well as a restaurant. You’ll find showers and linens in all rooms. Hotel Ambassador - Located within a 5-minute walk of Granville Street. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with towels, TVs and linens.
What's the seasonal weather in Vancouver?
The weather can be important when you’re discovering new places, so here’s some information that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are January and December, with an average of 3°C. Average annual rainfall for Vancouver is 1112 mm.
What is there to see and do in Vancouver?
In general, Vancouver is known for its art, restaurants and museums. Major attractions include Granville Street, Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Vancouver Waterfront. Get out into nature with places such as Stanley Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Cultural attractions include Vancouver Art Gallery, Orpheum Theater and TELUS World of Science.
What's the best way to get around Vancouver?
You can search for flights to the nearest airport in Vancouver, BC (YVR-Vancouver Intl.), 6.7 mi (10.7 km) from the city centre. An alternative is Vancouver, BC (CXH-Vancouver Harbour Seaplane Base), situated 0.4 mi (0.6 km) away. When you’re out and about, you may want to use public transport during your trip. You can access metro transport at Vancouver City Center Station, Granville Station and Burrard Station. To explore more of the surrounding area, take a train from Vancouver Waterfront Station, Vancouver Pacific Central Station or Vancouver Rocky Mountaineer Station.

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