x The average starting price for a place to stay in Vancouver is £72 per night.
firepig Sure it's noisy and more like a hostel than a hotel. But, and it's a big but. The location is fabulous. You walk out the door and you're in the middle of a huge (mostly young people) hangout area. You can pay triple the price at the nearby Sheraton Wall Center and have less fun!
teddyychung The location of this place is excellent, couple blocks from the sky train and Canadian line that runs to richmond and the airport. It's right in the middle of downtown where all the action is. The staff is helpful and friendly, and there is a common room with a pool table and couches. Now for the cons. The place is generally clean, but the bathroom can use a little scrubbing, and the table in the common room is sticky and grimy. If you get one of the rooms toward the street it will be quite noisy. The windows are thin and you will hear all the conversations of the drunkies on the streets. The rooms are also very small and it gets difficult to maneuver if there is one other person in the room.
Sander 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.
braddalton It was great but noisy... and at night there were drunken crazy people screaming outside...but this hostel is AWESOME and very friendly GREAT PLACE
Sander I guess I should've paid more attention to the description of this hostel on here, as it came as a nasty surprise that the (tiny) kitchen didn't include a stove. Other than that this place was okay; good atmosphere, pretty decent breakfast (though most of the time you'll have to eat it standing). Its location on Granville is useful - within easy walking distance of the Davie Street restaurants as well as the skytrain.
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albafer Stayed one night on for an interview the next day. The hallways and reception area had a lovely charm with pictures of old ships, nice architectural features and friendly front desk person. My room was simple but clean and functional and an absolute steal - $44 single (although this was last year - summer 2007.) TV room is a bit of a stretch - tiny room (about 10ft x 6ft) with a 14" tv high up on the wall and hard, narrow wooden benches around the edge. Certainly not comfortable or relaxing. I took advantage of the free library instead and curled up in bed with a book. Only quibble was that my room was right next door to the shared bathrooms & laundry facilities. This had the convenience of me knowing when there was a bathroom free, as due to the wooden floors and heavy doors I heard every single person coming and going. The laundry facilities are closed after 10pm (I think,) so that wasn't a problem but the bathrooms were busy until around 1am and from around 6am - so I didn't get much sleep. I'd definitely stay again, just request a room not directly next door to the bathrooms.
meilow Nice location, Although after 10 pm a lot of homeless and addicted people around the terrace. Inside bar is very nice and comfy. Bed is okay, noisy all night.
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