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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

I was safe, serene and secure in this centrally located, no shoes indoors guest house. The old house is not glamourous but it's homely. My upstairs private Squirrel room was very quiet with easy access to both bathrooms. The bed is comfortable. Patrick is a genial host who manages to provide charming hospitality with the minimum of fuss. Breakfast in... More 

1 Thank 437judya
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88 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Yes its a good location and the bed was super comfy. However, the place smells very stuffy and bordering on "bad." Definitely lacks fresh air flow. Breakfast is a make yourself kind of a deal. Nothing exciting. Rooms are on the small side, with shared bathrooms. The owners are nice but it feels over priced for what you get. Main... More 

2 Thank NicaraguaYogini
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Third visit to Urban Hideaway and it is improving all the time. Patrick has certainly put his stamp on it. The kitchen has been improved and the breakfast menu has been expanded. The place has been polished up and looks so much brighter and cleaner. I wouldn't say any where else in Vancouver as it is so convenient and such... More 

2 Thank ElisabethWangaratta
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We stayed two days in a bunk room with four bunks. Overall, it was an inexpensive, very clean guesthouse with nice breakfast accommodations. I only have a couple reservations about this hostel. First, they do not accept credit cards (only cash) which is a huge hassel, in my opinion, and they did not forwarn us that they do no take... More 

3 Thank GypsySoul999
Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I have just stayed at the Urban Hideaway for 6 nights, what a wonderful experience and my first intro into hostel stays. Firstly the staff here are amazing! Patrick is the manager and he has some travellers who help out around the hostel when he is not there. They are all wonderful and helpful people. Patrick was a wealth of... More 

2 Thank LBPerth
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

The Urban Hideaway Guest House provides a great location, friendly service and clean rooms. Patrick runs the place with true professionalism but also with a sense you're staying with family. He knows the area very well and can offer advice on what to see/do. It's easy to get around from its downtown location. We'll definitely be back!

2 Thank Megan D
Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Personable service and a unique take on the guesthouse experience make this place a perfect choice for downtown Vancouver. Rooms were spotless, great location near the Skytrain, free wifi, free breakfast and sizeable room. Patrick runs the Urban Hideaway with class and treats everyone like best friends. He is a wealth of knowledge and it feels like you're staying with... More 

1 Thank travelerbrissy
Nelson, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Great location and building with an interesting past. Rooms are very comfortable and we great conversations with Patrick (and the cats....) We stayed here twice and always felt at home. Highly recommend this guesthouse. Patrick gave great advice and the company was always very friendly.

2 Thank CJRR83
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

I stayed at the UHG as a last minute thing and had such a great experience. I was in Vancouver for 6 weeks exploring the city and using it as a base. I found the other guests ranged in age from 18 to 65, but all had a lot more maturity than the people in the hostels I stayed at.... More 

2 Thank James W
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Stayed at the dorm, big and comfortable beds, very hygienic, very safe with nice cats to play with. Great people (none of those party people who will disturb your sleep at usual hostels). Patrick the owner is very helpful and friendly when it comes to needing any information for the city. Would definitely stay there again when I return to... More 

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A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
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Additional Information about Urban Hideaway Guesthouse

Address: 581 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2Z5, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Gastown
Price Range: $68 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Private rooms with comfy beds”
 of 5 bubbles Ada_Ubrezi, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Front of house on street side gets more sun and air but smaller room.”
 of 5 bubbles NicaraguaYogini, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“feather bed...”
 of 5 bubbles CJRR83, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
“get a single room”
 of 5 bubbles G5375NUjamesw, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“There's only one dorm at the guest house, it's very popular so book in advance or you might miss out!”
 of 5 bubbles 83langh, 10 Dec 2015 | Read review
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