Accommodation Options in Vancouver
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Downtown Hostelling International - 1114 Burnaby Street - 604-684-4565
Downtown Hostelling International is located in the safe and beautiful West End residential neighborhood, one block from colorful Davie Street with its many shops, restaurants and cafes. A two minute walk and you're at English Bay beach, and False Creek Ferries to Granville Island. You can walk easily to Stanley Park or any downtown attraction, and there are also mountain bike rentals available and easy transit access.
Daily rates for 4 person dorms are $28 for members and $32 for non-members. The hostel membership is $24 for one year. Private rooms with hallway bathrooms are $77 for members and $85 for non-members (tax included). There are lockers for your luggage, a sink and secure key-card access.
Facilities include - pool table and foosball in games room, library, TV room with cable and free movies, award winning tours and activities, in-house travel cuts travel agency, fully equipped kitchen, laundry, on-premises internet access (kiosks as well as Wi-Fi), free onward booking for other HI-Canada hostels, comfortable mattresses, all linen, bedding, towels, breakfast and purified drinking water provided free of charge.
Free car parking available, bicycle hire and parking, wheelchair friendly, credit cards accepted, security lockers, luggage storage, children friendly, guest kitchen, telephone/fax facilities, 24 hour reception, key card access, common room, no curfew, no lockout, lift/elevator, no smoking, taxes included in price, 24 hours check in, meeting facilities
Directions for Downtown Hostelling International
From airport: Take the Airporter Shuttle to the Sandman Suites on Davie Street ($13 each person). Walk one-half block east (left) to Thurlow Street and then one block south (right) to Burnaby Street. The hostel is on the southwest corner. Alternately, a taxi ride from the Airport is approximately $25.
From bus and train station: Go out the front door of Pacific Central Station and walk across the park diagonally to your left to the elevated Skytrain track. Buy a ticket from the machine and go two stops Westbound to Granville Station. At this point you will be underground. Go up the escalator to Seymour St., walk one block east and take a #6 Davie bus on Richards Street, (already paid for with your Skytrain ticket) to Thurlow St. (Stop is by the Shopper's Drug Mart). Cross the street at the lights and go South (down the hill) one block. The hostel is on the right on the corner of Thurlow/Burnaby Streets.
Downtown Hostelling International is located near: Easy walk to Stanley Park, English Bay Beach, Granville Island, Davie Street, Robson Street, Granville Street. Close to everything.
Downtown Hostelling International - 1025 Granville Street - 604-685-5335
Vancouver's newest hotel is right in the middle of Granville Street's entertainment district. 24 hour reception, credit cards accepted, tours/travel desk, lounge area, 24 hour hot showers, lockers in dorms, washing machines, bar, no curfew, internet, self-catering facilities, breakfast, linen and towels are free.
Daily rates for 4 person dorms are $28 for members and $32 for non-members. The hostel membership is $24 for one year. Private rooms with hallway bathrooms are $77 for members and $85 for non-members (tax included). Ensuite rooms are $95 for members and $103 for non-members.
YWCA Hotel Vancouver - 733 Beatty Street - 604-895-5830
The YWCA offers a warm welcome to all travellers, and is a comfortable, safe and affordable place to stay at the heart of downtown's arts and entertainment scene.
Single room with bathroom in hallway is $61.00
Double bed with bathroom in hallway is $75.00
Double bed with shared bathroom (another room) is $89.00
Monthly rates (only from September)
Double bed with shared bathroom (another room) is $750.00
Single room with bathroom in hallway is $660.00
Mini-fridges and telephones in every room. Other facilities include laundry, kitchens, internet access, coffee shop, guest lounges, and a nearby fitness centre. All rates are subject to a 10% Tax. Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted.
All rooms are private with their own vanity area; bathrooms are shared.
Nearby neighbourhoods worth exploring include Historic Gastown, Chinatown and trendy Yaletown. You can also stroll down Robson Street, checking out a mecca of shops and restaurants en route.
Facilities: Car and bike parking available, internet access, laundry, wheelchair friendly, linen and towels included, luggage storage, children friendly, guest kitchen, telephone/fax facilities, 24 hour reception, travel desk/travel info, common room, no curfew, no lockout, lift/elevator, taxes not included, breakfast not included, 24 hours check in, credit cards accepted.
YWCA Hotel is located near: Downtown, Stadium SkyTrain Station, Entertainment District, Chinatown, Gastown
Directions for YWCA Hotel: From the Airport: bus service is available to and from Vancouver International Airport (Level 2). This service is operated by Charter Bus Lines. Please ask the driver to let you off at the Georgian Court Hotel stop. YWCA is right next door.Cost is approx. $12.00/one way.
From Train & Bus Station: Exit the Vancouver Pacific Central Bus and Train station and cross the grassy front lawn to the Main Street Skytrain station. Catch the Skytrain going west towards downtown Vancouver and disembark at the next stop - Stadium Station. Exit Stadium Station on Beatty Street - turn left. They are about 150 metres up Beatty Street on the right hand side.
By Car: From the south: Take highway 99 - over the Oak Street Bridge - take a right after the bridge onto South East Marine Drive. Turn left on Cambie Street and follow Cambie all the way over the Cambie Street Bridge (about 10-15 minutes depending upon the traffic). Once over the Cambie Street Bridge take the first right which is Beatty Street. Drive 1 1/2 blocks and you will see the YWCA Hotel/Residence on your left hand side. Take the lane just past the hotel on your left. Pull up behind the hotel into the 5 minute loading zone and enter the hotel to register. One of the Guest Services Representatives at the Front Desk will advise you where to park.
From the north (Lion's Gate Bridge): Enter downtown via Georgia Street. Follow Georgia Street for 5 to 10 minutes (depending upon traffic). Pass Granville Street, the Vancouver Public Library on your right (shaped somewhat like a Roman Coliseum), past CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), take a right on Cambie Street. Travel one block and take a left on Robson Street, and turn left on Beatty Street (one way street). You will see the YWCA Hotel/Residence on your left. Take the lane just past the hotel, on your left, and pull up behind the hotel into the 5 minute loading zone and enter the hotel to register. One of the Guest Services Representatives at the Front Desk will advise you where to park.
From the east: Enter Vancouver via Highway 1 (take the 1st Avenue exit), and take a right hand turn at Main Street. Travel several blocks and turn left at the intersection which takes you over the Georgia Viaduct to downtown. Go over the Georgia Viaduct and once over the viaduct take the 2nd street on your left which is Cambie Street. Travel 2 blocks and turn left on Robson Street, and turn left on Beatty Street (one way street). You will see the YWCA Hotel/Residence on your left. Take the lane just past the hotel, on your left, and pull up behind the hotel into the 5 minute loading zone and enter the hotel to register.
The Urban Hideaway Guesthouse - 581 Richards Street - 604-694-0600
Built for wilderness-bound travelers in 1896 during the height of the Victorian era, the Hideaway is, uniquely one of the only downtown homes to survive the 20th century and watch the city literally grow up around it. Breakfast is included as well as bed linen and towels. There is 24 hour reception, safety deposit, self-catering facilities, 24 hour hot showers, tours/travel desk, lounge area, no curfew, washing machines, games room, sunny roof-top gardens, smoker's refuge, free loaner bikes, storage for your gear, laundry facilities, really friendly staff, expert wilderness travel advice.
There are only five guestrooms, a romantic view room and a big sunny loft suite. Your friendly hosts Janine and Ken offer a relaxed, west coast alternative to the typical hotel experience. In the heart of the city, you are only steps away from just about anything you feel like doing, eating, shopping for, or seeing while here.
Some rooms feature a private shower and feature a queen bed or two single beds. Most rooms have a TV, DVD and great views of the city & local park. There is a big attic loft suite featuring skylights, palm trees 3 beds and a private bath. For the convenience of all guests there is an entertainment room, roof-top sun deck, flower gardens, smokers refuge, free bicycle hire, comprehensive complimentary city map, guest library, laundry facilities and storage for your luggage.
Free Breakfast Kitchen: We stock all the basics you need to make your own Canadian Breakfast in our big country kitchen. (bacon, sausage, eggs, cheeses, pancakes, cereals, juice, coffee/tea.
Oceanside Hotel - 1847 Pendrell Street
Toll Free U.S. and Canada 1-877-506-2326
Oceanside has spacious one bedroom suites with kitchens. Monthly rate is $1500, weekly is $600 and daily is $90. Located two blocks to Stanley Park, half-block to English Bay, walking distance to downtown, restaurants, theatres and nightlife. Minutes from major tourist attractions like Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Chinatown, Gastown, GM Place, BC Place and the Orpheum Theatre.
Sublet Apartments/Private Rooms
If you are not interested in staying at a hostel or you are having trouble finding a suitable one, please feel free to email us. From time to time we receive offers from people all around Vancouver with spare rooms or even entire apartments for rent on a month to month basis.
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