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Low season

January

High season

September

Average price (weeknight)

$96

Average price (weekend night)

$219
Cheapest month to stay with an average 46% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 171% rise in price.
Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.
Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hostel in Vancouver

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Top tips for finding Vancouver hostel deals

  • There are several good hostels in Vancouver, specifically in the downtown part of the city. One of these is St. Clair Hotel-Hostel, which occupies a renovated historic building on Richards Street, not far from the Gastown and Chinatown districts. Accommodations include private rooms and an all-female dorm (if needed) with community bathrooms. Some of the amenities include hot showers, hair dryers, free Wi-Fi, and a microwave. Harbour Centre, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and the Vancouver Public Library are among nearby attractions.
  • Another great hostel in Vancouver is HI Vancouver Downtown on Burnaby Street in the West End area of the city. HI Vancouver has male-only, female-only and mixed dorm–style rooms, as well as private chambers with shared bathrooms. Guests can enjoy a complimentary full continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and linens and towels delivered daily; there is also a game room, kitchen, and library. This location is near several places of interest, including Vancouver Maritime Museum, Granville Island, and English Bay Beach.
  • Pod beds are a central feature of Samesun Vancouver on Granville Street, which is part of the Granville Entertainment District, another major selling point. Mixed-sex and all-female dorms are the two accommodation options offered there, with bathrooms recently renovated. In addition, there is free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, 24h security and front desk service, as well as a restaurant and an outdoor terrace. Yaletown is a nearby district, BC Place Stadium is a short walk from the hostel, and there are plenty of restaurants, shops, and a variety of nightlife options nearby.
  • HI Vancouver Jericho Beach at Jericho Park on Discovery Street is about 30 minutes outside the city and is perfect if you prefer a locale close to the sea (English Bay). Housekeeping services, BBQ facilities, free parking, and bicycle rentals are some of the services and amenities provided here. There are mixed dormitories as well as all-male and all-female options if preferred. Activities at this beach hostel in Vancouver include kayaking, hiking, beach volleyball, and wind surfing; you can ride your bike there too.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Vancouver, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Vancouver in January and March.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Vancouver if you stay on a Wednesday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Friday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 29 days before your stay to get the best price for a Vancouver hostel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in Vancouver found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $523, while the most expensive was $562.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in Vancouver for 2 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Vancouver

  • What are the best hostels near Waterfront Centre?

    Waterfront Centre is a popular area in Vancouver and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Cambie Hostel Gastown or St. Clair Hotel Hostel for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Waterfront Centre.

  • How much does a hostel cost in Vancouver?

    Hostel prices in Vancouver can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Vancouver is $90 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as $45 in the last 3 days.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Vancouver?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Vancouver is $90 compared to $492 for a night in a hotel.

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