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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 being smoked. I didn't enjoy the uncleanliness or lack of spotty wifi. It's hard to...

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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We booked a private room for 3 nights and when we got there: "We don't book the rooms it's more of an indication that you'll be arriving and a way of getting you here". Was shown a dorm room with two available beds; even the manager didn't want to go in! They are bragging about getting rid of bed bugs....Yeah...

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mazara1, Manager at American Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

As Manager I want apologize for the bad service that my backpackers staff that work part time has given to you I WILL FIRE HIM Please note that we have office hours to save on staff that translate to your saving and if you arrive late staff are off and if you tip they give service if you don't they...

Reviewed 9 August 2016

The cheapest place to stay in Vancouver. If you are not ready to "rough it" this isn't the place for you. But if you are looking for a budget friendly place to rest your head, lots of super friendly people and central location. This is for you. Vincent (the manager) is a Vancouver tourist attraction in his own right! American...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The place is awfully run down, the entrance door will make you want to reconsider. You should. I arrived a bit early, 4:40pm, the manager wouldn't let me in. We're supposed to read a number of disgusting signs posted everywhere, of very dubious style and grammar, and not ask "dumb questions". So I patiently waited until 5pm, when Mr had...

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mazara1, Owner at American Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

I am the owner I apologize for the treatment you received ,but those are not employees they are guest that work for a bed and don't care Our service is very friendly and helpful If I am there I want give you a free week if you come again also note some people been here 2 to 10 month and...

Reviewed 7 June 2016

the good sandwich, I had so much fun, made some real friends there, never have I visited such a place. bad It is a super old building the original lock is on a shelf it was either from 1809 or 1890 ( I think 1890) so it has typical old building problems. bugs and mice.That being said it is SUPER...

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Thank William W
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 28 May 2016

I have been staying at this hostel for over five weeks now. I am absolutely impressed by the friendly, accommodating front desk staff, central downtown location, chill atmosphere, plus Wifi and laundry are both available. I would definitely recommend this to other travelers on a budget who are interested in being in the hub of the downtown core for events...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Its so dirty and fun. Bedbug heaven and cheap as f@@k. By the sheets or you will get bitten. Dont let people form the basement up into the hostel and everyone steals food. But its the greatest experience of my life. Like I was living in my own make it in Vancouver reality tv show. Dont expect anything and you...

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Reviewed 10 February 2016

I Russian studying English in Vancouver. This place was perfect for practice my English, meet Canadians, find friends for day trips and great party at night. Come for a week, stay for a month :-) There was lots of movies, music and games, and the owner even threw New Years party with beer!

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Thank Vasily K
Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This hostel is excellent for the backpacker wanting to meet new travellers abroad, play games and music within a friendly setting, watch movies in the t.v. room, and an active environment taboo where people are always on the go and doing something. There is a great selection of rooms which include dorms, private rooms for the single person or couple....

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Reviewed 7 February 2016

hello my name is jesse and i really enjoyed my stay with the american backpackers hostel its a fun and very affordable place , and its rite down town close to all the cool shops like the Amsterdam cafe and tnt supermarket and the staff are awesome good friendly people , id defanitly recommend this if your looking to save...

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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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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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about American Backpackers Hostel

Address: 347 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1T3, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Gastown
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Price Range: $16 - $21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
American Backpackers Hotel Vancouver
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“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 discount :)”
 of 5 bubbles ShannonBunting, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“mine was decent.”
 of 5 bubbles N7911UTwilliamw, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Higher Floor has street view”
 of 5 bubbles cashmerewild, 27 May 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the doorms, its an experience, ill tell yah...”
 of 5 bubbles oyunni2016, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“If you want a room, first come first serve.”
 of 5 bubbles dee1235, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
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