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    American Backpackers Hostel

    0.4 km from Vancouver centre
      Apr 9 Apr 10
      1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
      347 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1T3, Canada
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      Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

      I stayed 3 months in the hostel. At the first sight it didn't seem a nice place. But hold on, sometimes you should give it a second try and you might find out the beauty underneath the surface. Enjoy your stay!

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      Reviewed 7 February 2017

      I booked for a week and ended up staying here 6 months. Nice place, lot of cool people, many artists, music at night and lot of fun. Love spending time in the common area, talking, eating and having great times. If you are on a...More

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      Reviewed 28 January 2017

      If you are looking for a place to have adventures, meet people form all over the world and a 420 friendly environment, this is the hostel. Muy recomendado para auténticos aventureros y gente que quiere no desangrarse pagando por un techo.

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      Reviewed 28 January 2017

      The dorms are clean much cleaner than other hostels. The people are good and actually socialize unlike the other hostels. The prices are amazing. Everyone has a good time here. Other hostels are not as laid back. The owned is a very nice, welcoming man....More

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      Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

      It's the cheapest hostel in Vancouver. So don't expect much. Chad who works here is very nice and helps you answer any questions you may have even when he is not working. 😀 . You do have to clean your own room lots of pot...More

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      Hotel description
      Check-in time is from 11 a.m. to2 P.M and 5-11 P.M.no curfew. thousand of loyal customers keep coming back we have an old building that character and fun abounds, communal kitchen,socializing room with stereo musical instruments,Internet .bike parking fridges lockers.max age 35,weekly rated dorm
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      Nearby
      Gastown
      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
      ...More
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      mazara1
      The hostel is sorry for not be so clean , but we hire guest for cleaning and many of them and they say that this hostel is much cleaner than other apartment or house were travelers live, and they are very messy them self ,but the hostel is worth the fun the free beer, the sex and love ,friendly place with musical instruments instead of WiFi and the old charm of the house ok we will hire you at $30 per hour please do good job
      21 October 2014|
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      Room Tips
      "Get the dorms, kind friendly people, and its cheap unlike the other overpriced hostels."
      brandonboucher1989, 1 month agoRead review
      "arrive on time, your bed will be gone if you are 2min late. My friend had to sleep in the hall, but he got a..."
      ShannonBunting, 7 months agoRead review
      "mine was decent."
      William W, 9 months agoRead review
      "Higher Floor has street view"
      cashmerewild, 10 months agoRead review
      "Stay in the doorms, its an experience, ill tell yah..."
      Oyunn I, 11 months agoRead review
      "If you want a room, first come first serve."
      dee1235, over a year agoRead review
      "Rooms upstairs are more discrete, always ring to confirm availability before you vacate your current..."
      SingleTheNewNorm, over a year agoRead review
      "Don't stay here"
      Kay_Play, over a year agoRead review
      "Single rooms r fine but also 4doorms"
      Josefine V, over a year agoRead review
      "you should go to dorm rooms or if you want private then go single room"
      Peter E, over a year agoRead review
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