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HI-Vancouver Jericho Beach

7.2 | Good

5-min. walk from the beach, free Wi-Fi, friendly staff, but some mixed reviews

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests described their rooms as clean
  • A couple of reviewers found the beds comfortable
  • A few guests said that there were not enough electrical outlets in the dorm rooms
  • A couple of reviewers thought that this property did not offer good value
  • Parking is adjacent to the hostel, costs $10 daily
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 18, 2014
*This hostel will re-open for individual travellers on May 1, 2014*

This property is situated in Jericho Beach Park, within a 5-minute walk of the beach and Jericho Pier. The University of British Columbia is 8 minutes away by car. Offering rooms with shared bathrooms, this hostel is better suited for guests comfortable with more intimate accommodations.

This hostel offers both private rooms and dorm rooms (couples and same-gender rooms). All rooms are smoke free and include lockers, linens and blankets. All rooms have shared bathroom facilities. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Parking is available adjacent to the hostel for an additional fee of $10 per 24 hours. Pets are not permitted.

The on-site NSCS Discovery Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Cafe is open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. 

Other on-site amenities include a common living room with a TV, DVD player and a surround sound stereo, a BBQ, lockers at the front desk, laundry facilities, bicycle rentals and sports equipment.

The Pacific Spirit Regional Park is 5 minutes away by car, while Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club is an 11-minute drive away. Downtown Vancouver, including B.C. Place, Rogers Arena, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada Place and the Vancouver Convention Centre, is about 15 minutes away by car. Stanley Park is a 15- to 25-minute drive away, depending on traffic.

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is 20 to 30 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 10, 2014: Wheelchair accessibility.
The Good
Among the reviews sourced for this analysis, there were a mix of positive and negative opinions found. However, many guests agreed that the staff were friendly and helpful.

Several guests described their rooms as clean, while a few reviewers added that their rooms were generally comfortable. A couple of guests found the beds comfortable. A couple of other reviewers found their rooms quiet, but a few other reviewers disagreed (see below).

May guests found the hostel conveniently located for accessing the beach and UBC, however, there were some guest concerns about the location (see below for more details).
The Bad
There were several common concerns found for this hostel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial, and a couple of guests thought that this property did not offer good value for the money they spent.

A few guests mentioned that there were too few electrical outlets in the dorm rooms. As mentioned above, several reviewers were disturbed by noise from doors slamming and noise from the neighbouring park.

There were a few concerns, as mentioned above, about the location. A few guests noted that there wasn't a grocery store nearby and that there were no restaurants within walking distance (other than the on-site restaurant). A few other reviewers found the hostel farther from the downtown area than they expected.

Show Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hostel #16 out of 38 specialty lodging properties, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 39 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.5 out of 10, based on 23 guest reviews.

The author called the hostel on March 10, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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1515 Discovery Street, Vancouver, BC