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St Clair Hotel - Hostel
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

We stayed here for 4 weeks in total throughout fall. First on arrival, staff were extremely helpful and gave us a room on the bottom floor. We went to our room which was a little daunting but only because we hadn't stayed in a hostel before and it could have done with a good clean, however once we laid out our stuff and made it our own it was great.
PROS
-great value for long stay
-great staff who are happy to help
-sink and tv in room
-great location
-powerful hot showers
-working microwave, toaster and kettle
-working washing machine and big tumble dryer
-leaflets on Vancouver and how to get around

CONS
-wifi in our room didn't work
-fridge wasn't on our floor
-odd mouse running about
-noise outside (not hostel fault)
-no kitchen for use
-our sheets weren't washed nor bins emptied

All in all we loved our stay here and would return again straight away. If you are on a budget it is great. Public transport is cheap and runs many times throughout the day plus we found a fantastic Chinese 'big rice bowl' on dunsmuir street and an Italian cafe at the corner of w.pender and Richards street. Definetly recommend :D

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank Joel_Mullan
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Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

Centrally located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, this quaint almost hidden hostel is the perfect stay for a world traveler. Staff is very helpful and friendly, the rooms are small, but have all the essentials. You can even have your own personal room, where as most hostels are shared rooms. I liked the privacy of my own room, although the washrooms and showers are shared. This was my second stay at St. Clair's and definitely won't be my last! Thanks again for making our stay wonderful! Blessings!

Stayed: October 2013
Thank MichaelColmore
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 weeks while we were looking for an apartment in Vancouver. We were trying to save money and this place was by far the cheapest accommodation we could find in downtown Vancouver. Considering the price, I was very dubious about staying here but decided to give it a go. There are good and bad things about this place. If you have a room at the front (which we did), the traffic makes it impossible to sleep. The sheets in our room were most certainly not fresh and the shower area could do with a good scrub. On a positive note, it is in a great location and is very close to Granville Skytrain Station, there is free WiFi which works well, the staff give you fresh towels upon request, the showers were always hot and there was a laundry room available from 5pm-9pm where you could wash and dry your clothes for just $2. My advice is that if you are relocating to Vancouver, then this place is a great way of keeping the costs down,just don't expect anything other than average.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Jen S
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

This was one old hostel but the location made up for the creakiness of it. The room we had was small and a shared bathroom which was unremarkable. The was sink in our room though which was good as you didn't have to always walk out of your room to wash your hands or clean your teeth. There was a kitchenette on each floor which was great if you wanted to make a quick meal or heat something up in the microwave. Around the corner are a few main streets for all your shopping needs. And it is close to the train station. If are coming here to live or on a working holiday visa like me it is really close to the place you can get your SIN number.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Shara May L
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

The St Clair Hotel was perfect for what we needed. My partner and I were only staying for one night and were really just looking for a bed in between two long days of travelling. The email confirmation included directions to the hotel from the local train station and from the airport which was really helpful. The hotel is a convenient two blocks from Granville. When we got there, the smiley Jon (Dias?) welcomed us warmly. He looked up our reservation, confirmed our details and took my debit card payment all in a quick ten minutes. He then explained where all of the bathrooms/showers/communal areas etc were located, outlined the (free) wifi password, gave us some towels and pointed us to our room. The room was basic and clean. We had booked a twin room and were given a set of bunk beds, a double on the bottom. The sheets were clean and there was an extra duvet in the room, we didn't need it as there was no chill. The room also had two mirrors (always good), a sink, an open wardrobe and a chest of drawers.

Our room was right at the top of the stairs in the beginning of the corridor, some of the reviews here complained about noise. The building is wooden, there is people moving around, you could here a little bit I guess but I definitely did not notice it at the time. We went to bed around midnight and were not disturbed by anything.

We badgered jon at the desk for a million things including phone chargers (which he had), ideas of where to eat and go for a beer, which he had great advice for. He didn't even roll his eyes when we complained about not having plug sockets - there are plugs, we just didnt look very hard.

The morning of checkout we were up late and it was not a problem - they let us leave our bags in the reception while we went to go shopping and we picked them up later.

Thanks again to the team especially Jon for making our trip so pleasurable and easy, happily stay there again!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank surfdog28
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