Best Vancouver hostels

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There are several good hostels in Vancouver, specifically in the downtown part of the city. One of these is St. Clair Hotel-Hostel, which occupies a renovated historic building on Richards Street, not far from the Gastown and Chinatown districts. Accommodations include private rooms and an all-female dorm (if needed) with community bathrooms. Some of the amenities include hot showers, hair dryers, free Wi-Fi, and a microwave. Harbour Centre, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and the Vancouver Public Library are among nearby attractions.
Another great hostel in Vancouver is HI Vancouver Downtown on Burnaby Street in the West End area of the city. HI Vancouver has male-only, female-only and mixed dorm–style rooms, as well as private chambers with shared bathrooms. Guests can enjoy a complimentary full continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and linens and towels delivered daily; there is also a game room, kitchen, and library. This location is near several places of interest, including Vancouver Maritime Museum, Granville Island, and English Bay Beach.
Pod beds are a central feature of Samesun Vancouver on Granville Street, which is part of the Granville Entertainment District, another major selling point. Mixed-sex and all-female dorms are the two accommodation options offered there, with bathrooms recently renovated. In addition, there is free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, 24h security and front desk service, as well as a restaurant and an outdoor terrace. Yaletown is a nearby district, BC Place Stadium is a short walk from the hostel, and there are plenty of restaurants, shops, and a variety of nightlife options nearby.
HI Vancouver Jericho Beach at Jericho Park on Discovery Street is about 30 minutes outside the city and is perfect if you prefer a locale close to the sea (English Bay). Housekeeping services, BBQ facilities, free parking, and bicycle rentals are some of the services and amenities provided here. There are mixed dormitories as well as all-male and all-female options if preferred. Activities at this beach hostel in Vancouver include kayaking, hiking, beach volleyball, and wind surfing; you can ride your bike there too.

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