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

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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

Free wifi in every room in 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 we're where you want to be if you're angling for access to all the partying and good times you could want, without compromising on security, comfort, and cleanliness!

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!

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 7.4

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    14 Feb 2020
    Convenient location, clean, and safe, with an old hotel feel. No frills but almost everything you need. Some showers are warmer than others, try a few if needed
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    13 Feb 2020
    Very nice location, a safe place to stay in Vancouver!! Not too loud like other hostels. I highly recommend.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    28 Dec 2019
    Great spot. Great hostel.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Feb 2020
    Nothing fancy about this hostel but it's clean and in a great location. Friendly staff, and very helpful. Stay here if you want a nice quiet night in a central spot in Van.
    Canada, Couple, 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+
  • 8.9


    22 Feb 2020
    Real cool experience
    Canada, Male, 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

    04 Feb 2020
    The best thing about this hostel is the location and the free breakfast. Breakfast is bagels, bread, cookies, cereal, orange juice, apple juice, peanut butter, scones and croissants. Lack of social atmosphere. If you’re coming here to meet people, I suggest you stay across the street. Bathrooms are nice though as well.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 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+
  • 6.6


    06 Feb 2020
    Great location and love the free breakfast. Place a bit dated and tired, walls seem pretty thin and chewing gum stuck to one of our bunks :-|
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi