I NEED INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOSTELS IN VANCOUVER, I'M GOING TO STAY A YEAR THERE, SO I'M LOOKING FOR A CHEAP, CLEAN AND FRIENDLY HOSTEL WITH COMFORTABLES DORMS AND AMENITIES TO LIVE, OR SOMEBODY CAN RECOMMEND ME A BETTER HOUSING OPTION OR JOB POSIBILITIES??.
probably will want to find a monthly apt rental somewhere outside of downtown van.
dont goto the ymca.
some will pick you up in a limo and be a dump when you get there,
You will probably get recommended a hostel called the Cambie at some point. DO NOT stay there. Cool bar, but the hostel is a complete dive. I stupidly pre-booked a month in there, got my washbag nicked, spent the entire time dodging the rats + heard some pretty horrific stories that the girls travelling alone went through there.
2 great hostels opposite the road from each other. HI hostel + the Same Sun Hostel on Granville. Got a great bar under the HI hostel too, which is fun, cheesy meat market place.
Any more questions - give me a shout.
THANKS FOR YOUR OPINION...
SOME HOSTELS LOOKS GOOD ON THE WEBSITE, BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT ARE THE EXPERIENCE OF THE PEOPLE WAS THERE.
Actually I'd recommend the Cambie, amazing food, they give you Cambie dollars, friendly backpackers and stuff and goosen plus free vouchers for muffins and esquisite teas next doors, Mmm.
There is a smoking hostel down the road. Its ok. They smoke all "types" there, crazy bunch of people living there, got a haircut in there and watched a guy almost fall off the roof stoned onto some cars.
Smoke or muffin?