HI-Vancouver Downtown

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Hostelling International's Vancouver Downtown hostel is located in the safe and beautiful West End residential neighbourhood. One block back from the main drag of Davie St – a lively strip overflowing with abundant colour, shops, cafés and restaurants – the hostel provides a quiet yet is still within walking distance to all the sights, sounds and attractions Vancouver has on offer. A short walk will take you to English Bay beach and world-renowned Stanley Park, or hop on the False Creek Ferries across the Burrard inlet to the bustling Granville Island markets.

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There are 2 ways to get to the hostel from the bus & train station (Pacific Central):

1. Transit ($2.50): 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 vertigo-inducing escalator (you'll see what I mean) to Seymour St., walk one block east and catch 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. We are on your right on the corner of Thurlow and Burnaby Streets.

2. Taxi (about $8): Grab a taxi at the Taxi Stand outside the station.

There are 2 ways to get to the hostel from the airport:

1. Public transit: Take the #424 bus from outside the Domestic Arrivals Level to Airport Station, where you transfer to the #98 "BURRARD STATION" bus. Get off this bus at Seymour and Davie, then walk one block west along Davie to Granville. At Granville and Davie, take the #6 bus to Thurlow (or walk these four blocks). Walk one block south on Thurlow. The hostel is located at 1114 Burnaby St., on the S.W. corner of Burnaby and Thurlow. Cost: $3.75 (Monday to Friday until 6.30pm or $2.50 after 6.30pm and weekends). You will need correct change (ask for 2 zone transfer upon entry of first bus. Time: 50 minutes. Please note that taking public buses from the airport can be complicated if you have a lot of heavy luggage.

For late night arrivals catch the #N10 "DOWNTOWN" bus from Domestic Arrivals (departs at 01:27, 01:57, and 02:27), and get off the bus at Granville and Davie. From here, you can either catch a #6 bus (may run as #N6), or walk the four blocks.

2. Taxi: Cost: Approximately $30.00 (plus tip). Time: 25-30 minutes.

HI-Vancouver Downtown

  • 1114 Burnaby Street
    British Columbia
    V6E 1P1

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