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St. Clair Hotel and Hostel Reviews

577 Richards St., Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada

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353 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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Really friendly staff and lovely vibe- homely and clean decor.


Great price for a private room and in an excellent location in downtown Vancouver. Only a couple of blocks from the subway (Skytrain) too. A slight lack of toilets and showers, but they never seem to be busy though... The bed is a little uncomfortable as it sags in the middle. This is ever so slightly more awkward when sharing as you both roll into the middle! The staff were very friendly, especially the Italian lady at the front desk, she was very helpful!


This is much more a hotel with common toilet facilities than a hostel. The hotel is clean, relatively secure (there are small lockers for valuables), and is in a fantastic location, but it lacks the atmosphere of a hostel. Also don't plan on cooking anything here. If you are a couple / pair looking for a quieter alternative to a hostel, this place might make sense.


Another great hostel. If you want character then this is the place to go. A fair bit quieter than I imagine other hostels on the main drag (Granville St.) would be, so easy to catch some sleep if you need it. Located pretty close to Gastown which has a bunch of stuff and a great coffee shop (Timbertrain) on West Cordova.

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100% rating - thank you, thank you, thank you. Cheers, Lorraine


first of all, the location is the best. and bed condition and room, every facilities condition also pretty good. I really satisfied.

  • 1st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Inyoung Lee: Thanks for all your positive comments, hope to see you again. Cheers, Lorraine


Very creaky beds and hallways. Mattess was comfy though despite the noise. Cute decor everywhere fit with the old world sailing theme. Bathrooms had an ammonia smell to them at all times. Showers seemed pretty clean (as long as you didn't look at the ceiling) but I would recommend shower shoes to be safe. Didn't really use the kitchen- great dining is all around. Great location!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Melinda: Thanks for your comments - glad you enjoyed your stay, we're presently upgrading so lots of improvements coming up in the new season. Cheers, Lorraine


staff very helpful and friendly

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Hi Marc - Happy you enjoyed your stay. . Hope to see you again on another trip., Cheers, Lorraine


Very satisfied, you guys are great! Would totally stay here again!

  • 11th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Sara: Thanks for your favorable comments - hope to see you again. Cheers, Lorraine


This hostel, is really not well maintained. It seems the owner does not really care about its client. As a double bed we got a poor sofa-bed very noisy (You can totally forget to have intimate moment with your girlfriend). Showers were not cleaned every-day, humidity was constant because fans were not efficients. Staff was really nice. There is no kitchen. But the few utensils left were just not washed... Why ? cause there is no sink in the "palliative kitchen".

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for choosing the St. Clair - sorry it wasn't to your standards. We really do try to maintain the building unfortunately you arrived at the end of a busy season & the showers were due for renovations. The majority of our rooms are all newly renovated with new beds. We appreciate your mentioning 'staff were very nice' - we do try hard. Hope you had a good holiday. Best, Lorraine

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