Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

A 25% deposit is needed in order to book and secure a reservation with us. This deposit is only refundable when we are given 30 days notice prior to the arrival date. Otherwise the 25% deposit is non-refundable when given notice for cancelling within the 30 days of your reservation.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Group check in time is 2pm unless pre arranged.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

All guests must be aged 19 or over at the time of check-in. In addition, it is required to pay $10.00 CAD each for the key deposit, which is refunded back after your stay. Every individual needs to have a key.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

**At this time we are NOT accepting any guests that need quarantine.
If you're looking for a hostel that is uniquely Vancouver, you need to stay with us at the Cambie Hostel @ Gastown! We've had decades of experience establishing ourselves as a Vancouver legend and we're ready to help YOU have a legendary time in Vancouver!

Our hostel is walking distance to many attractions, restaurants, public transit, and nightlife - and if you're overwhelmed by the choices we have a kick-ass staff that can help you plan your time while you're here.

Hostel Cat:
Cambie Gastown Hostel has very special member of the team, Oreo the cat. Do you feel homesick or lonely? Our lovable fluffy friend will help you out!

From beer to bed to breakfast the Cambie Hostel @ Gastown is the best way to stay in the most historic district in the city. You can party like a local downstairs at the busiest bar in BC or chill upstairs with travelers from around the world in our hostel common room equipped with full kitchen amenities, TV and a big comfy couch. However, if you are after a quiet night in, please see our front desk staff for complimentary earplugs or a room on the second floor. When the day is done and you're falling asleep in a comfortable bed, you can look forward to a delicious breakfast menu at a discounted price to guests (with hash browns, toast, eggs, and sausage/ham/bacon & vegetarian option available).

Home to one of Vancouver's busiest and most diverse bars, The Cambie has become a Vancouver institution. Rock and Roll, Hip Hop, Classics, and pretty much everything else resound off the jukebox nightly. If you fit into a scene or live outside the mainstream you belong in our bar. Students, artists, scenesters, hipsters and professionals (so pretty much everyone) pack the bar every night so it is never the same.

- We are unable to check in people under the age of 19 OR people residing in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver (i.e. locals)
- Government issued Photo ID required for EACH person checking in View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.9

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 6.0

  • Facilities 6.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Jul 2022
    Very nice hostel! EXCELLENT STAFF!!! Oreo the cat adds extra value! If it is hot outside it will be hot in the hostel though as it is a historic building so bring a fan if that concerns you. Very nice common area!
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    26 Jul 2022
    Single Woman nomad: I had a lovely time at the Cambie. Met lots of lovely people. The rooms are basic, but all you need. I felt very safe here, the staff was very helpful :) Cheers Cambie, thanks for the great memories.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    29 Jul 2022
    Overall a good stay here, though I didn't think the bathrooms were too clean. The showers were pretty small too.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    23 Jul 2022
    Overall, I enjoyed my stay there, the toilet showers were very small though but that’s mostly it, cleanliness is alright, although some parts can be better. The biggest perk is the location for its price. The atmosphere is great although it may not be for everybody if you want a quiet night’s rest.
    Singapore, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    01 Aug 2022
    The white guy who works nights might want to take some meditation classes - the rest of the staff were kind and helpful, this guy just looks for any excuse to blow up on guests. Honestly more comical than anything else, but just a heads up. Decent place for the price - good location in gastown. It's definitely a loud location with the Cambie bar downstairs, but it's fun & the music choice is good! The facilities are cleaned often, but it is old so just be warned it will smell a bit.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.9


    01 Aug 2022
    There’s a bar and restaurant attached which is great but the smell of stale beer throughout the whole hostel is over powering. Location is good, and rooms are clean but doesn’t make it worth the price.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.6


    01 Aug 2022
    The staff was really nice and helpfull. The location ist good. There are a Lot of homeless people around especially Hastings. The worst are the bathrooms. 1 of the 2 toilets was closed for 2 days. Everything is small that you don't know where to get changed. You can see and smell that they moped through but the corners are so dirty. Old underwear laying around and stuff that someone left there but no one through it away. Common area is small. Old building so floor and bar underneath are loud.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 6.0


    21 Jul 2022
    Bathrooms were gross, the girls bathroom toilets were clogged at out of order. Not clear when booking that music in the pub downstairs makes the entire building shake. The kitchen and fridge smell. Needs more ventilation.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    03 Aug 2022
    Good location, friendly staff. The atmosphere and old building were really charming, but they didn't make up for the flaws. Room was always either too bright or too dark, and VERY noisy (from the street, not from the hostel or bar). Lots of rooms were filthy or unsanitary. I hope you don't value your privacy, because showers are CRAMPED and don't even have a lock (?!). The fact that they charge more than $25 a night, is honestly baffling to me. Horrible value for money.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 4.3


    06 Aug 2022
    Do not stay here! The hostel has 2 female toilets/showers in the entire floor of approximately 26 rooms. The showers also had no where to put your things and we’re not private at all. It was beyond basic with a lack of plugs/bedside lights and hot rooms with no fans. The music was extremely loud if you’re on floor one above the bar. It definitely wasn’t worth the money.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi