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Vancouver Backpacker House

6.0 | Fair | #9 out of 9 hotels in Burnaby

4-min. drive from city centre, 13-min. walk from SkyTrain, mixed room reviews 

  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many guests were pleased with the hostel's safe locale and proximity to public transit
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms
  • The hostel's staff were found to be friendly and helpful by some
  • Some guests reported uncomfortable beds and noise transfer
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Mar 21, 2014
Located about a 4-minute drive from Burnaby's city centre and a 2-minute drive from Highway 1A, Vancouver Backpacker Guesthouse Burnaby is geared towards travellers who prefer a centrally located hostel with free Wi-Fi and easy highway access.

This smoke-free hostel offers dorm-style and private rooms, each with free Wi-Fi and a shared bathroom. The hostel is not wheelchair accessible. It does not permit pets.

Hostel amenities include two common kitchens, a common lounge and dining area, guest laundry and free parking. 

Metrotown SkyTrain Station is roughly a 13-minute walk away, while Metropolis at Metrotown offers shopping 9 minutes away on foot. Vancouver's city centre is about an 18-minute drive from the hostel and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) can be found 22 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 12, 2014)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with compliments going to the hostel's location, rooms and staff.

Many guests were pleased with the hostel's location. They described it as safe and close to the SkyTrain Station, shopping, restaurants, Metropolis at Metrotown and the library.

Several reviewers were satisfied with their accommodations at the hostel. They found their rooms to be quiet and spacious, with comfortable beds and reliable Wi-Fi. It should be noted, however, that some patrons were disappointed with their lodgings (see below).

The hotel's staff were the source of some compliments by travellers. They were characterized as friendly and helpful with recommendations and directions. A few lodgers had complaints about the staff, however (see below).
The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms and staff.

Although several lodgers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, some guests were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported mattresses on the floor (instead of proper beds), worn furniture, a lack of power outlets, some cleaning issues and noise transfer from guests in adjacent rooms.

While some reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received, a few travellers complained about the staff. They characterized them as inflexible and unaccommodating, reporting being unable to make a cancellation and being asked to pay in cash upon arrival instead of by credit card.
Show Sources
Sources guest reviews rated the hotel 6.5 out of 10 from 15 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #3 of 4 specialty lodging in Burnaby with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 12, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
6.0 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
9 / out of 9
hotels in Burnaby

The average guest rating for Vancouver Backpacker House is 6.0 out of 10 based on 30 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Vancouver Backpacker House at #9 out of 9 hotels in Burnaby.

Map Marker Vancouver Backpacker House
7020 Gray Ave, Burnaby, BC