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

We need 25% deposit 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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

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. And 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. View House Rules


Here at The Cambie Hostel – Gastown, our decades of experience mean we know how to look after our guests. Downstairs in the city's oldest bar – The Cambie – you can meet people from all over the world, from artists to professionals to here-for-the-night travellers, and listen to live bands each week. Upstairs there's a kitchen zone in the common room – sink into the comfy sofa to watch some TV. It's a favourite spot to connect to our free Wi-Fi and post pics from the night before.


Find us in the historic heart of Vancouver – Gastown. From the airport, take the SkyTrain for 30 minutes to Waterfront Station and we're a 4-minute walk away. You can also jump on the Airporter, which stops at the Pan Pacific Hotel in downtown Vancouver – 10 minutes from us on foot. To explore the city, the Granville metro station is only a 10-minute walk away or, to go further out, you can get a train from Waterfront Station. Discover nearby Granville Island (a 30-minute walk) and order some award-winning beer from Canada's first microbrewery, Island Brewery Co.

Rooms and Dorms

Your room has essentials like fresh bed linen, plus an en-suite or shared bathroom with hot showers – you can hire a towel from reception too. Stay in a mixed or female-only dorm for a social atmosphere or a private room if you're a couple or fancy a bit of seclusion. You can store your bag in an under-the-bed locker, just remember to add 'padlock' to your packing list.

Extras and activities

Start your day with a discounted hot breakfast down in the bar. There's also an ATM on site so you can keep your cash flow topped up. Before heading out, talk to our staff to get the lowdown on the must-visit areas – we'll sort you out with a free city map too. But our most popular team member has to be Oreo the cat!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.6

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Dec 2019
    I had a wonderful time at the Cambie! The building is beautiful with a lot of character and unique features. Everything was super clean and the bathrooms and public areas got cleaned daily. The staff are super friendly and helpful. It’s in a great location, making it an easy walk to most of the popular destinations The bar downstairs was a lot of fun, and a great place to meet people. The food and drinks are a reasonable price. I definitely would stay here again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    26 Dec 2019
    Great vibe! It was wonderful if you are a solo traveler, as there is a bar just underneath the hostel, where you can meet tons of cool people!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 Jan 2020
    stayed here many time. its cheap and in good location.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 Dec 2019
    I had an incredible stay! I arrived early and left late, and staff was more than helpful with storing my luggage and always friendly. The bunk beds were incredibly comfortable and I loved that the top bunks were raised enough that I could sit up in my bottom bunk and not hunch over. Storage bins under the beds were great & I loved seeing Oreo each day! The only thing that was slightly inconvenient was the kitchen, it was a very small space and I had to dance around several people while cooking.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    08 Dec 2019
    Although the atmosphere is pretty frugal you've basically got everything you need and can expect from a hostel. The low price attracts a lot of backpackers, whose concept of hygiene can vary.
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    27 Dec 2019
    good hostel for the price, the bar downstairs is very fun too. only bad thing is how hot it is upstairs. i slept both nights without any blankets, it was sweltering.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    03 Dec 2019
    Very old building but well-run hostel. Great Staff, Great Location, Good WiFi, $5 off voucher for breakfast (Bar downstairs serves food, large portions) Cons: Quite loud at night, thin windows and obviously it's above a bar so noisy until 2:30am at weekends. It is cleaned regularly but as the building is old it doesn't look as clean as it should. The showers are tiny, slow water and with no room to hang things or get changed and each one is about a meter away from a toilet which isn't ideal.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    25 Dec 2019
    Finding the place was easy. The room was neat and tidy. The bathroom facilities were okay - the shower weren’t great for myself but it is what it is. The room was really hot for the first couple of nights, but once figured out how to turn it down made it pleasant. Due to a bit of rain access door up top was left open to catch the water that was dripping down from the room. The Cambie pub was great and fantastic with food. Fairly cheap and decent. It was great to walk everywhere!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    14 Jan 2020
    In general not a bad hostel, cosy and comfy rooms with lockers. Bathrooms are tidy but not really based on a lot of privacy (couple of showers with curtains). Kitchen and common areas are clean and provided with nice boardgames. For the size of the hostel kitchen is underprovided and small. Location is a huge pluspoint, middle of downtown Vancouver. Only located above a popular bar who runs DJ sets till 2AM on common days. Not for light sleepers (Earplugs free at reception).
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0


    16 Dec 2019
    Pros: convenient, close to Skytrain station. Good security, you get a key fob to access the doors. Beds were warm and really comfy. Cons: Extremely bad neighborhood, lots of drug addicts and homeless people around. Very unsafe at night. Very old building with lots of creaking. It's an okay place to stay if you just need it for a night but otherwise i'd go elsewhere.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
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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 Reception
  • 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