Hostels and Youth Hostels offer cheap, affordable and inexpensive accommodation options in Vancouver. These are perfect for short term students, travelers, backpackers and guests looking for accommodations other than hotels or motels.
While not as luxurious as a hotel, hostels provide the basic accommodations needed for the short term traveler or guest. Generally, visitors would share a room with 1 or more other people, or pay extra to have a private room. Hostels tend to have the basic necessities, with a bed, desk, radio or TV, and private showers with shared kitchens and bathroom.
Hostelling International Canada Hostels
Located above a popular Vancouver bar, this hostel is in the center of city nightlife. With pubs, clubs, restaurants, and Granville Street only steps away, this is a hostel that caters to the traveler looking for cheap accommodations and a good time.
Voted Top Vancouver Cheap Sleep by Lonely Planet
1025 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Jericho Beach Hostel
This is a Summer-only hostel located on a quiet beach side, located within blocks of the beach and only minutes away from the rest of Vancouver. Enjoy walking, hiking, and biking, as well as boating and swimming at this hostel located on one of Vancouver’s breathtaking beaches.
1515 Discovery Street
West End / Downtown Hostel
This hostel is located in the heart of the West End of Vancouver, giving you the neighborhood feeling, but being only minutes away from downtown Vancouver and the beach. This hostel is located on a residential street, and is only one block away from Davie Street.
1114 Burnaby Street
Other Hostels & Cheap Accommodations
SameSun Backpacker Lodge
This cheap accommodation is located in downtown Vancouver in a central location inside the entertainment district. This is the largest hostel in downtown Vancouver, and offers clean rooms, a great atmosphere and friendly staff. Private rooms, laundry, kitchen, internet access, games area, lockers and an outdoor patio are provided, and the Beaver Backpacker Pub – one of the finest backpacker pubs in the world.
1018 Granville Street
St. Clair Hotel
Built in 1911, this hostel provides nautical-themed accommodations in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Each room has a sink, and there are shower facilities on each floor. Laundry, TV room and an internet station are also available at the St. Clair Hotel.
577 Richards Street
Hostel Booking Sites
For those looking to book a hostel on the internet, check out these resources: