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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 June 2016

I had such a fantastic stay at this facility! The front desk and cleaning staff were courteous and professional, the amenities were just what I needed, it's incredibly affordable, and the location is amazing. It's a private dorm room right in the heart of UBC campus, surrounded by tall cedars and a stone's throw from the forest and Wreck Beach.... More 

1 Thank Ellen E
Mangalore, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

One of the finest place to stay with a low budget. I am now here on a short trip to UBC and writing this review. If you are alone this is the best place with minimum charges. Single rooms and well equipped. Has a microwave and fridge in the common area of the kitchen. I love it!

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2015

All visitors go to the Mackenzie building. The others are for summer camp participants. The hostel is open for reservation only during the summer. Note: my rating is so high as I stay in a hostel during the school semester, so I'm used to sharing a bathroom and to the noise that comes through thin walls. If you have never... More 

Thank mael3y
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2014

After researching This hostel it seemed like a perfect spot on my stop tofino.. I didn't call in advance because I knew I'd be in Vancouver at a decent time. Arrived at 9 o'clock at night called the number off of Google for this hostel. Only to be told by a very rude receptionist that the hostel is currently being... More 

5 Thank Juleby
UBCConferences, Manager at Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that our staff did not have the opportunity to assist you in finding a hostel for your stay in Vancouver on short notice. Our operating season (May to August) is clearly stated on our website and our partner's websites. Will you please let us know from which website you obtain our hostel information? We would... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I stayed at Vanier Residence for about 3 weeks. I have stayed at UBC in the past in the Gage residence which I do prefer both for location and set up and working kitchen. Those were all booked so I took a room here. Basic enough and clean . No issues with that. Floors are divided washrooms Male on odd... More 

3 Thank jo o
United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

I rent a single room for three nights here. My experience was wonderful. I paid about 33 CAD for each night. If you understand the prevailing price of a single room in a hotel in Vancouver, it is very expensive. If you go for other hostels near downtown, security may be an issue. Therefore, overall, for a female solo traveler,... More 

5 Thank sophiegracewu
Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2013

I stayed here for 4 nights recently. Wish that I had known about this last year. I would have saved a bundle of money. I stayed with my partner in a small dormitory room. It was very quiet and once again affordable. It was about $35.00 plus tax minus 10% from my Hostelling International Card. In my opinion this is... More 

3 Thank Sophejean
Seattle area
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2013

I spend about a week each June at the Vancouver International Song Institute, which takes place on the UBC campus. Since lodging costs for that length of time can really add up, I am willing to make the tradeoff between price and luxury. It is indeed a dorm room, and the single rooms I've had are quite small, and of... More 

2 Thank Culture_Lover
UBCConferences, Manager at Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us your feedback. We are pleased to hear that our hostel room met your budget needs and our campus provided you a safe environment for your stay. Thanks for bringing up the odd smell of the cleaning agent, our housekeeping team will look into it. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Pacific Spirit Hostel on the campus of UBC has served its purpose for brief stays during the past two summers. If you enjoyed your undergraduate days in a small dorm room, the hostel rooms are fine for one person. There are better choices in Vancouver for the price they charge for two people. UBC is a beautiful campus, and it... More 

Thank perpetualtravel
UBCConferences, Manager at Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and comments. There are a number of restaurants nearby the Hostel that opens until 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm respectively. Our Front Desk staff would be happy to provide you with restaurant suggestions, our staff is available 24 hours. Vending machines are available in the Front Desk lobby but options are limited. We will look... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2012

If I wanted to pay 70 bucks to stay in a crummy dorm room with dirty sheets and no kitchen access, I would go to... oh wait, I would never want to do that. Unfortunately that is what ended up happening when I stayed here. Lop 25 bucks off the price and maybe well talk, but this place was not... More 

1 Thank Boshkung1986

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Staying in University Land Endowments

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University Land Endowments
An area as rich in history as it is in natural beauty, the expansive parkland of the University Land Endowments is protected by the city in cooperation with the University of British Columbia. A large green space studded by rose gardens, Japanese rock gardens, botanic gardens, canopy walks, regional parkland, and hiking trails, the University Land Endowments are a breath of fresh air. Combining a commitment to preserving nature with a similar promise to preserve culture, its valleys are also home to the First Nations heritage museum, the biodiversity museum, and anthropological and memorial exhibitions. From its highest canopies to the sandy shorelines of Wreck Beach, its serenity is preserved by the University buildings that dot it, combining Mother Nature and scholarship.
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From May 15-August 15, Pacific Spirit Hostel is the perfect location for backpackers visiting Vancouver. Rooms are quiet and clean and, unlike other hostels, you only have one or two people to one of our private single or twin rooms. The hostel is on the beautiful UBC campus, with easy access to campus amenities, affordable food, pubs and entertainment and Vancouver's many attractions. It's a safe, secure environment surrounded by hiking and biking trails and Vancouver's most popular beaches. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC

Address: 1935 Lower Mall | Place Vanier Residence, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1X1, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > University Land Endowments
Price Range: $33 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
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“affordable, convenient, quiet”
 of 5 bubbles 39ellene, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
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“If you have a lot of luggage, ask for a lower floor as there's no lift. Bring flip flops for the shower.”
 of 5 bubbles mael3y, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“If it busy you won't have much choice on room but they may be able to get you a bit closer to a washroom or not opposite the lounge if you like xtra quite. ask how close the washroom if it matters. They seem to choose the building..there are maybe 10 different "residences". if you ant peak summer booking best to book well ahead especially if for a longer term stay.”
 of 5 bubbles joo376, 30 Jun 2014 | Read review
“They separate male and female's bathrooms on different floors. Therefore, you should ask for a room such that on the same floor there are bathrooms you can access. Please be noted that you need to share the bathrooms and toilets with others in your gender; however, the bathrooms are super clean.”
 of 5 bubbles sophiegracewu, 20 Jun 2014 | Read review
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