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Hostel-style accommodations with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • No on-site parking
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 4, 2013
Overview
This hotel/hostel is situated in the Gastown district of downtown Vancouver. With limited in-room amenities and shared bathroom and kitchen areas, this property is well suited for guests who prefer hostel-style accommodations and are looking to explore the downtown area on foot.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All 72 rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV, a sink, a desk, a hair dryer, a telephone and an alarm clock. Standard rooms have shared bathroom facilities. Suites include a microwave, a mini-fridge, a fireplace and a full private bathroom. Rooms and suites are furnished with one queen bed.

Parking is not available on site, however, public parking is a 1-minute walk away. Pets are not permitted and this property does not have an on-site restaurant. However, there is a pub and a bar located adjacent to this building.

Other on-site amenities include shared laundry and kitchen facilities. Weekly housekeeping is provided.

Dining and nightlife venues are a 3-minute walk away, while the Steamworks Brewery and the Harbour Centre tower are both about 9 minutes away on foot. GM Place (arena and concert venue) and BC Place Stadium are both about a 13-minute walk away, while Canada Place and the Vancouver Convention Centre are both about 16 minutes away on foot. The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts is a 17-minute walk away.

The Pacific Central train station (VIA Rail, Amtrak and SkyTrain) is 15 minutes away on foot, while the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is roughly half an hour away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps) 
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The Good
There were no recent reviews available among hotel review sites, at the time this editorial was written. However, this property does provide free Wi-Fi access and some downtown locations are accessible on foot.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there were no guest reviews written about this property within the last year, at the time this editorial was first published (March 2013). However, guests should note that this property does not offer on-site parking or on-site dining. Guests should also be aware that bathroom, laundry and kitchen facilities are shared among guests.
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There were no recent reviews available, among travel and hotel review sites, at the time of publication (March 2013).
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
6.0
Fair
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87 / out of 98
hotels in Vancouver

Rated 6.0/10 based on 17 reviews

Ranked #87 out of 98 hotels in Vancouver

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Map Marker Columbia Hotel
303 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC