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Reviews of St. Clair Hotel - Hostel

Hostel | 577 Richards Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6B 2Z5

73.8% Overall Rating

223 out of 265 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/07/2014)

"It's a beautiful old building. I mean it is old so there are going to be a few issues like it is a bit musky smelling and plumbing is old as well as the door locks. But we very much so enjoyed our stay. The location is…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

"OUR RECEPTION HOURS ARE FROM 9 AM - 7 PM SUN. TO THURS. AND 9 AM - 8 PM FRI. AND SAT. IF YOU NEED TO CHECK IN AFTER THESE TIMES, PLEASE INFORM US WHEN MAKING YOUR BOOKING. PLEASE NOTE, ALL PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE TAX. TAX RATES ARE 15% FOR PRIVATE ROOMS AND 5% FOR DORM BEDS."

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73.8%

Overall Rating

223 out of 265 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'St. Clair Hotel - Hostel'

Atmosphere
67.2%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
57.6%
Cleanliness
66.4%
Staff
82.4%
Value
75.2%
Safety
75.2%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

As a family with children

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

08 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent. The only problem is that there is no place to wash your hands after using the toilet. And so you will have to go back to your room to do it. It's slightly inconvenient. Another problem is that the internet connection may not work in the evening -- making the planning for tomorrow's tour slightly difficult. But other than that, it is just really good. If I come back to Vancouver I will definitely choose to stay at St. Clair

Disliked: n/a

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

08 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great little budget hotel/hostel. Rooms are very basic but clean and comfortable. Good location, close to many attractions. Staff are helpful.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

28 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms, good located in the city

Disliked: the light on the aisle was on all night long. Above the door there was a glas wall so the light shine all night long into my face. Because of that I couldn't sleep.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

11 September 2010

Liked: Nada

Disliked: Room too small and too close to bathrooms, noise from a rock band at night and the smell of moisture.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

JOELLE RAHARINESY

As a family with children

Business / conference
Family Holiday

31 August 2010 JOELLE would recommend this property

Liked: location, atmosphere, staff very helpful

Disliked: room 21 needs some repairing (window, door) and smells really bad (tobacco). Fortunately staff accepted to make arrangement to give us another room for the next nights.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 August 2010

Liked: Close to everything we wanted to see. Especially close to the Seabus if you're planning on visiting North Vancouver as well.

Disliked: Bathroom and shower facilities were disgusting if you're staying bring shower sandals. Right across from student housing where there are parties every night. Loudest bunk beds EVER! "Kitchen" was located near fire escape doors which were left open. We watched mice coming and going.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 August 2010

Liked: Some of the rooms looked great, and you could be lucky and have a spacious room

Disliked: Our room was very small (they all seemed to be the same price). It is possibly the noisiest place i have ever stayed - night club till 1 in the morning, rubbish collectors 5/6 am in morning. Kitchem facilities limited. We asked to move rooms but no luck.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Romantic getaway

16 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location for city centre, subway and sights

Disliked: Door lock a bit flimsy External street noise, but that comes with the central location - so can't really complain No water pressure in room

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Paul Clifford

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 August 2010

Liked: The price of a private room is cheap

Disliked: This is a cheap place to stay in Vancouver however there is no common room area which means that everyone congregates in the corridors outside the rooms - not good when you want to get to sleep at night!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

02 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice place

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

17 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean bedrooms and good location, but poor security. Front door is open during the day and the staff are not always at reception, and the fire escape doors are always open day and night (which backs onto an alley behind the building). The fire escape door on our level, which was not in good condition, could not be shut easily. Luckily, you can lock your bedroom door.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Robert Meyer

06 June 2010 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, perfectly nice and surprisingly large rooms for the price.

Disliked: Robert left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

28 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This place is very quiet and clean. There isn't any kitchen, just a fridge and microwave/toaster. It smelled slightly of mothballs, but overall this place is a quaint hostel in the middle of a busy city.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Michael Long

03 March 2010 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Friendly staff.

Disliked: Michael left no negative feedback.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

23 February 2010

Liked: Friendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

17 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly and helpful staff. loved the old ship posters.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

12 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very cheap for a private room. However not a very fun happening place to meet other people.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

08 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pleasant stay, within walking distance to most attractions, cheap for private doubles, still pretty cheap to grab a private room for yourself. Just don't expect to really meet many people, but the staff were awesome friendly people.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

06 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is good, staff friendly:)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

06 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location close to everything. Staff were very helpful but the reception closed at 7pm on a Saturday night and didn't reopen until the next morning.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Amaleia Kolovos

26 November 2009 Amaleia would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the cozy apartment style of the building and how central it was. There was also affordable parking right next door which made life easy. Plus the 3rd floor showers had just been fixed up so they were really nice.

Disliked: Amaleia left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Rebecca Murray

30 August 2009 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: Clean room, excellent central location for exploring the city. Only issues were lack of a fan in the room, only one set of olets/showers on each level and be aware if about 15 steps leading up into the hote for those travelling with suitcase!

Disliked: Rebecca left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Linda Bainbridge

29 August 2009 Linda would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location. Very helpful staff.

Disliked: Linda left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Norman Seddon

27 August 2009 Norman would recommend this property

Liked: Ideally situated for visiting Vancouver. Very friendly & helpful staff. Quirky sea themed decor. Highly reccomended.

Disliked: Norman left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Sibani De

16 July 2009 Sibani would recommend this property

Liked: The robson Street was just 5 minutes walking distance and the Staff was very nice

Disliked: Sibani left no negative feedback.