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Best thing about this hostel are the beds. They're real beds, not bunks and you'll get an excellent nights sleep. It is however a 10 min walk, plus a $4.25 ($2 after a certain time at night) skytrain ride into the city. It's near a very cheap supermarket and has a relatively good kitchen. A lot of the residents were there for a few weeks, and working etc so it's not a party hostel but you'll meet people who do know Vancouver well.
Strange setup. Rooms in separate buildings (3 I think) which are spread around. You don't know which street you will end up on. No front desk you can walk up to. Asked if I could leave my bags pre-checkin and was told ok, but no one was there to receive them so I had to stick them in an out of the way place. When checking in (had to ring and wait), I was asked to pay for a lift (via car) to the building where my room was. Room was fine though. Near huge mall and train, but quite out of the city.
It is located in a quiet and nice area easy to access by skytrain and near a big shopping center. It was perfect for me. I would return there if I go back to Vancouver.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
It's a bit out of town, but has good connections to it and for the price is unbeatable!
The hostel is a safe place to stay but it needs just a little more cleaning. The matresses need covers and proper beds are needed instead of leaving bedspring on the floor
Pro: very friendly and helpful stuff; its more a flat than a hostel; everything is very clean; 5 Minutes to the Skytrain and to the biggest Shopping Mall in Vancouver ;-) Con: nothing
I really enjoyed my peaceful stay here after 2 nights in a downtown hostel. The bed was clean and comfortable, the wifi worked, and overall it was just a great time. I felt safe and secure and I'd like to thank the staff for that. Do keep in mind that it is in zone 2 of BC Transit so getting anywhere downtown and back will cost you an add-on fare.I highly recommend this comfortable and quiet hostel for the weary traveller.
A bit far from the city center but close to the skytrain.