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Urban Hideaway Guesthouse

This was an absolutely fantastic place for us to stay. Being able to have a home away from home, which is what Janine and Ken so thoughtfully and generously provide was wonderful after weeks of impersonal hotel rooms.

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Facilities

  • Breakfast Included
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Towels Included

Entertainment

  • Board Games

General

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities

In Room Facilities

  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

About Urban Hideaway Guesthouse

Built in 1896 during the height of the Victorian era, the Urban Hideaway Guesthouse is, uniquely, one of the ONLY DOWNTOWN HOMES in Vancouver to survive the 20th Century and watch the city literally grow up around it.

We offer private and affordable rooms and suites, set in a 19th Century Victorian Guesthouse, right in the center of Downtown Vancouver. A friendly cross between a property Home, a B&B and a Travelers Inn, where you can mingle with travelers from all over the world in a quite, laid-back setting.

Your friendly hosts Janine and Ken, aswell as two friendly felines Nimue & Pippin, offer a relaxed, west coast alternative to the typical plastic hotel experience.

For the convenience of all guests there is roof-top sun deck and flower gardens, smokers refuge, comprehensive complimentary city map, guest library & huge DVD collection, laundry facilities, storage for your luggage, free WiFi, open kitchen for use.

Free Breakfast Kitchen

We stock all the basics you need to make your own Canadian Breakfast in our big country kitchen. (Bacon, Eggs, Veggies, Pancakes, cereals, juice, Nutella, Vegimite, Coffee, Tea & Fruit allday.)

Prices do not include Cdn Tax.

Cancellation policy: 7days prior to arrival

Important Information

Conditions

we share the house with two friendly felines

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Location

581 Richards Street

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Guest Reviews

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

This was an absolutely fantastic place for us to stay. Being able to have a home away from home, which is what Janine and Ken so thoughtfully and generously provide was wonderful after weeks of impersonal hotel rooms. This is a perfect place to stay in every way if you want to cook your own meals (very well equipped kitchen) get good local knowledge, and be close to centre of town.

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5
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5
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5
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5
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5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

A wonderful small place, where the friendly owners make you feel right at home. Breakfast ingredients are extensive (eggs, mushrooms, bacon, etc), the DVD library is great, and overall I really can't find a fault with this place. It's certainly not the cheapest place in Vancouver, but well worth the money.

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5
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4
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4
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4
Facilities
5
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5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Unique property, fantastic location, lovely hosts, comfortable bed, and all at a very reasonable price. Absolutely delighted I stayed there and will recommend it to others.

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5
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5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
4
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5

I stayed at Urban Hideaway for 3 nights and was very impressed with it. If you are looking for a restful place to be, and not the chaos of a hostel, this is the place. I paid a good amount per night, but only a little more than one would pay for a medium-end hostel.

Considering that the house faces a pretty busy street, Dunsmuir, it is very quiet. although that area can be a little sketchy late at night, well, that's Vancouver for you. because the house is quite small, there are limited rooms, which means late night comings and goings are kept to a minimum. The location is golden - mostly because what I was in Vancouver for took place downtown, but it is half a block from the Skytrain, and three blocks from the RAV line (and Cafe Artigiano on Granville :).

The couple who own the house are very gentle and welcoming, without being in your face - and its obvious by the little touches around the house for their guests, that they love what they do. Stay here, absolutely.

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5
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5
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5
Value
4
Facilities
5
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5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The owners of this quaint little house right in the heart of downtwon were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended

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5
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5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

It is best to arrive to the city via public transit. The only negative was finding parking. Do your research ahead of time for 24 hour parking facilities and their costs. The building itself was as lovely as described! It really is in the heart of down town and the hosts are knowledgeable about the city.

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4
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
4
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5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Anna and Chris were the perfect host and made our short stay a great experience. I would recommend the Urban Hideaway to enybody. and will definitely stay there again should we return to Vancouver. The get your own breakfast was a great suprise, good food and a good way of meeting people. Thanks guys Dennis and Lynn

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5
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5
Cleanliness
5
Value
4
Facilities
5
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5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Friendly and funky with visitors from all over. We are a Seattle couple in our 60s and found it quite comfortable. Kind of creaky though, and you might find it awkward to carry on intimacies, but a couple of steps above your usual hostel.

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5
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
5

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 85% for this property is based on ratings provided by 44 guests.

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