American Backpackers Hostel




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347 West Pender Street, Downtown, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
49.282746, -123.111634 (accuracy not guaranteed)
+1 (604) 688-0112
+1 (604) 685-7989
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Great place if you are not rich
it's not for everybody, this gem in the heart of Vancouver. so rich so poor -- if you stay one night but if you stay for a while and make friends, this is great. no luxury, no clean, but humanely friendly and bonding with people. managers you are people like you and me. no complaint for me.
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Age 24, Canada
Stay away
$60/wk for a 8 bed dorm is cheap. The private and double rates aren't anything special. Thats the only good news. If you like bedbugs, cockroaches and dirt, this is the place for you. There are 3 showers and 4 toilets for up to 100 people. They are disgusting and the water shuts off when your washing. The mops used to clean the floors are dirtier than the floors. The kitchen is unsanitary and always a mess. Smoking cigs and pot is allowed everywhere except in the dorm rooms. It stinks thru the whole place. The owner and the night guy are the worst "people" my GF and me have come across while traveling around the world. And this should be classified as a downtown shelter not a backpacker hostel. The tenants are mostly men that are there for a long time. Very few interesting travelers. I cant give minus or zero stars. 1 star is way to many for this place. We left early to escape from this dump.
Character Abound, Great time
The American Backpackers Hostel is true a gem found in the downtown heart of Vancouver City, Located on the corner of West Pender and Homer, its convenient location is ideal, with food & shops everywhere, easy access to transportation, and as a plus the famous Amsterdam Cafe is just a stones through away. The hostel itself is anything but dull, with people of all ages coming and going constantly there is never a shortage of personalities. It's more of a home than a hostel, whether you are there for a couple days or a couple of months, you will be welcomed like an old friend. You will not find a cheaper place in Vancouver.
Jack T
Age 20, Canada
Most laid-back hostel you'll ever find
you can smoke in the kitchen here ... this place is pretty damn chill. There's a smoking area for the blazers and late at night you can smoke in the lounge room as well. It's very communal and open, don't come here if you like things to look shiny and smell like daisies, it's a hostel not a hotel. For only $10/night you can't get any better. Given the location of this hostel the price crazy cheap. Go check it out for a night and you'll end up staying for a week or 2. Maybe more. It happened to me.
Tom Jacobs
Age 27, Canadian
Cheapest place in canada!
you will not find a cheap place like this all over the canada! excellently located right in the city center and a step away from the skytrain and all the major tourist attractions. very informal atmosphere, average customers are very young. in summer make they make party even with free spaghetti. the rest of the services and basic level but for the price you pay is more than good. also suitable for long stays for people like me who has the working visa. I have been here for many months and I felt right at home.
Age 26, spain
Cheapest place in town
most cheapest place in vancouver! great atmosphere and great party on friday night. i really enjoyed the time i spent here. also hostel is placed downtown close to everything. will come again.
Age 23, germany
Awesome place!
Great atmosphere!! Really cheap place right in downtown close to everything. For anyone on a budget I recommend staying at the American Hostel. For sure the only place im gonna go each time i'm in Vancouver!
Age 24, Canada
Psychiatric facility!!!
This is not a hostel, it is a psychiatric facility for homeless people and drug addicts. Aggressive staff!!! I am wondering like many other people, how it is still possible for this place to be open.

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