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  • 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.
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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

CANCELLATIONS AND CHANGES: Cancellations received at least 30 days prior to the group arrival will qualify for a full refund. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the group arrival are sujbect to a charge equal to the first night's stay. The client must reconfirm their numbers 48 hours prior to arrival. Changes of up to a 10% decrease in the original group size can be made without penalty providing that HI is notified at least 48 hours prior to group arrival. Any request to increase the group size will be accommodated subject to availability. Cancellations made within 48 hours of arrival will result in the client being charged for the full stay. Client no shows will be paid in full.

Additional Terms and Conditions

DEPOSIT: Group bookings will be secured with a credit card or the first night accommodation paid within 7 days of booking. The client must prepay reservations in full, 30 days prior to the group arrival at the hostel. Payments by Visa, MasterCard, bank transfer or cheque (CAD) are welcome.
GROUP ACCOMMODATION AGREEMENT: The group leader must sign a Group Accommodation Agreement, prepared by Hostelling International, to confirm reservation details. This document is required at time of booking.
GROUP ROOMING LIST: A rooming list is required two weeks prior to arrival. List should specify first and last names, gender and any specific rooming requests.

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:

We are unable to accommodate groups of children under the age of 18 at our location.

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


HI Vancouver Central

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

Free all-you-can-eat breakfast! Bagels and cream cheese, cereals, muffins, scones, toast, fruit, juice, milk, tea and coffee, served every day from 8 - 10am. It's at least a $5 value, and we know you've got better places to spend that money - like on beer!

Free Wireless throughout the hostel!

Private bathrooms! Every bathroom in our hostel is a private bathroom.

** Please note, taxes not included.

Smack dab in the middle of Granville Street's pub and club district, we're one of the newest Vancouver hostels -- and if you're angling for access to all the partying and good times you could want, without compromising on security, comfort, and cleanliness, then we're where you want to be!

Our in-the-thick-of-it location makes for the perfect home base while you explore Vancouver. Our hostel has awesome daily tours that'll have you hanging out with travellers from all over the world while you teeter across the Capilano Suspension Bridge or sip a pint on one of our pub crawls.

If you're looking for the fun of a hostel, but still want privacy, you'll love our ensuite private rooms and our two-bed dorms. These are our most popular room types, so make sure to book in advance!

A quick word about our kitchen -- our previous guests have asked (and we listened!) that we mention ahead that our cooking facilities include only microwaves, toasters and kettles. If you're looking to cook up a feast, we've got two other hostels in Vancouver (Downtown and Jericho Beach) with really impressive kitchens.

We know you care about security, too, and that's why you'll find your own backpack-sized locker in your dorm. When you don't have to worry about your stuff, you can really start enjoying yourself.

So that's our story: fun, secure, comfortable, clean, and can we just put in one more plug for the Granville Street nightlife?

We can't wait to meet you!


HI Vancouver Central is part of HI Canada, a not-for-profit organisation on a mission to build a community of conscious travellers who share a greater understanding of people, places and cultures.

Please note that HI/YHA discounts are not available to members as part of this booking. View House Rules


One of the city's newest hostels, HI Vancouver Central's a great place to crash after hitting the Granville Street clubs. We're at the centre of the thriving bar scene and we make the most of it with pub crawls that show you how to party West Coast-style. If you're looking for entertainment during the day, we organise tours and activities that let you hang out with other travellers; be warned, it might involve teetering across the wobbly Capilano Suspension Bridge! But before any of that, every day here starts with our free all-you-can-eat breakfast.


Granville Street is Vancouver's entertainment hub. As well as bars and clubs, there's great shopping and loads of restaurants just a few steps from the hostel. If gourmet food and mega farmer's markets are your thing, we're only a 17-minute walk from the ferry for the famous Granville Island Public Market. The SkyTrain's the city's main artery and a quick way to get around. Our closest station is Granville Street, two stops from Pacific Central Station and a short ride from Vancouver International Airport.

Rooms and Dorms

Our hostel is super sociable but if you like a little me-space, our popular private rooms are a great choice. If you opt for one of our mixed or female-only dorms you'll have an en-suite bathroom and backsack-sized locker. We know travelling light can be a priority, so we'll have free towels and linen ready for you when you get to your squeaky-clean room.

Extras and activities

You're probably not here to spend all evening cooking, so the communal kitchen is stocked with equipment for quick dinners before a big night – that's microwaves, toasters and kettles. There's plenty of seating in there, and we have a relaxed common room for chilling with a board game once you've eaten. Keen to make your family jealous of your adventures? No worries, hop on the free Wi-Fi and set up a video call.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.5

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.4

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    26 Nov 2019
    A great place to stay in central Vancouver. The room was exactly what we needed for our first week in the city. The staff are super helpful too :)
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Dec 2019
    Great spot. Great hostel.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    24 Oct 2019
    The hostel was safe (had key access to the floor and the rooms), clean, and the staff were helpful. The event I went to was fun and a great chance to meet people (club night). Nothing to complain about!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    19 Dec 2019
    I'd actually meant to book at HI Vancouver-Downtown and gotten them mixed up, but I think it worked out in our favor! I really enjoyed both the location and the room itself. All the staff that we dealt with were super friendly and helpful. The street noise was a little obnoxious and went on until like 4 am, but that wasn't the hotel's fault.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    20 Oct 2019
    I stayed a few times with you, for me it's the best hostel in Vancouver ! The location is great, close from everything , just far enough from the crazyness to have peace. Mature vibe for the most, nice convivial kitchen.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    04 Jan 2020
    Really great hostel with nice included breakfast. The rooms are a little small and I found a few black long hairs in my bed, which was not that pleasant. However, the location is great and the staff is really nice.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Dec 2019
    Booked a private room, in it was a bunk bed with a double on the bottom. Bed was extremely uncomfortable. Plenty of showers and toilets. There was a terrible smell as you walked up the stairs from the ground floor to the first floor. Generally the place had a sort of damp, mouldy smell and feel. The breakfast was pretty good and common areas have some books and games. Very little atmosphere, but that could be because we stayed during December.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 Oct 2019
    The bed was alittle uncomfortable and definitely could hear the clubs across the street. Overall a good place to stay and it's in a great location.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    20 Jan 2020
    The area is quite seedy. The rooms and building is very run down with lots of out of order/ broken items. Our room had lost its adjustment for the heater, when we commented, were told it was broken and there was a fan heater instead. We queried this and asked to move rooms which was done without hesitation. Our toilet was not fully attached to the floor and flush mechanism dripped continuously unless you played with the handle. Time for a facelift. And orange juice highly diluted! Seriously!
    Australia, Couple, 41+
  • 4.9


    20 Oct 2019
    Hi Vancouver Central was the worst Hostel experience I had in my entire life. I booked a private room for me and 2 friends, they gave us a dorm room saying it was "a private dorm", we payed for a private room that was better well looking on pictures and we got a terrible dorm room. The whole hotel smells like mold and our room was even worst. The hotel carpet is also dirty and stink. I asked for a clan up on my room and It was ignored. The breakfast is free because its just bread and coffee.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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