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Reviews of The Urban Hideaway Guesthouse

Guesthouse | 581 Richards Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6B-2Z5

94.4% Overall Rating

206 out of 211 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/08/2014)

Evelyn Yung thinks…

"It's very clean and comfortable. I stayed in the shared dome and it's fun meeting the new people. This was the first time I've ever stayed in a hostel. Good experience!"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Rooms will be reserved until 8pm on the specified day. (If you require a later check-in please notify us in advance). We do not charge a cancellation fee if you let us know ahead of time. In the event that adequate 7day notice is not given, we reserve the right to charge your stay.

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94.4%

Overall Rating

206 out of 211 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Urban Hideaway Guesthouse'

Atmosphere
96.0%
Location
99.2%
Facilities
90.4%
Cleanliness
96.0%
Staff
98.4%
Value
87.2%
Safety
93.6%
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97.1%
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Samantha Barnett

With my spouse / partner

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

07 January 2011 Samantha would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff

Disliked: -

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room, the shower, the kitchen, the dvd range, the owners were fantastic.

Disliked: n/a

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

12 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Loft suite is extremely cool, it's like having your own downtown apartment. Can't recommend highly enough. Spend a little extra, if you can.Very central location.Friendly and helpful people (Jeanine and Karen were great).

Disliked: The breakfast service is a little disappointing. Hard to find things, nowhere to sit, the place doubles up as the owner's home so we weren't sure what fridge to use, what milk was theirs, ours etc. Don't let this put you off though. It's a very cool place. Just go out for brekkie and see more of Vancouver! The immediate block the hostel is on is a bit dark at night with a few miscreants hanging around, but we had no troubles. 100 yards west and you're into downtown.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway

31 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It felt that we were invited to someones home.

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful place, central location and lovely hosts. Met nice people her, enjoyed the breakfast, loved the room and all the little details. Perfect for my start in Canada. Would love to stay longer and will definitely be back. Thanks Janine, Martina and Kris

Disliked: What is there to dislike? Nothing, absolutely nothing!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
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Customer review

As a family with children

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Family Holiday

24 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is in a great location and is a really lovely and relaxed place to stay

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Renate Wehmschulte

As a family with children

Family Holiday

10 August 2010 Renate would recommend this property

Liked: Friendliness and helpfulness of the people running the place

Disliked: no private bathrooms

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed at the loft. It was wonderful! Such a beautiful place to stay, sort of ethnic.

Disliked: The kitchen is closed after 10 pm so if you returned late, you do not have access to the stove to cook a late night snack.

88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Isabel Denner

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

04 July 2010 Isabel would recommend this property

Liked: Good place to meet other german travelers, Very good service. The next disco or bar is min.5 blpcks away. But this acommondation is next to gastown and chinatown. Bus just few minutes away. All in all a really nice guesthouse.

Disliked: Isabel left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Paul Holloway

29 May 2010 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty much everything...from the very friendly and helpful staff to sharing travel tips and stories with fellow guests over DIY breakfast

Disliked: Paul left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

27 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were great and very helpful and the resident cat was great to play with.Would stay there again.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Lisa Todd

26 May 2010 Lisa would recommend this property

Liked: What a lovely experience this was....lovely little room overlooking the courtyard/garden in great house. Nice to have a kitchen for meals - breakfasts really good! It's been a pleasure and I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting a different experience than in a normal hostel - this guesthouse has a wonderful vibe....thank you.

Disliked: Lisa left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Karl Chapman

20 May 2010 Karl would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very friendly especially as it was our first night stay! They also gave us some very good advice.

Disliked: Karl left no negative feedback.

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Karen Gough

20 April 2010 Karen would recommend this property

Liked: This place is amazing, friendly, cosy, and it has cats!! Best guesthouse I've stayed in.

Disliked: Karen left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Customer review

11 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very cosy atmosphere, nice hosts!At all points a clear recommendation!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Katrena Cohea

06 April 2010 Katrena would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere with fun and unique personality!

Disliked: Katrena left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Tanja Fahrholz

19 February 2010 Tanja would recommend this property

Liked: Hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Nur mit dem Auto parken und mit viel Gepäck ist es schwierig.

Disliked: Tanja left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

07 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cats

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Khemaluck Deeprawat

21 October 2009 Khemaluck would recommend this property

Liked: I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a to stay in a cozy home in the midst of a big city. Janine, the host of this place, is so kind, friendly and helpful. Her flower garden and all the decorations in the room are lovely, too. The location is great, downtown and close to skytrain. The kitchen has everything you need to fix your own breakfast. We have a very comfortable stay and will never forget this place. However, I don't recommend for those who wants to make a loud party at night. This house is for those who want warm, quiet and relaxing atmosphere only. You have to be careful not to make noise after 10 pm.

Disliked: Khemaluck left no negative feedback.

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Geoffrey Wheaton

17 October 2009 Geoffrey would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of character, incredibly friendly and helpful hosts, close to the city and harbour, quiet and comfortable. Will definitely use again when in Vancouver.

Disliked: Geoffrey left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Customer review

16 October 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was like a home from home, just what we needed. convenient location and good hosts.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

30 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: beautiful house, great atmosphere, super-friendly hosts.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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laurenti luigicarlo

18 September 2009 laurenti would recommend this property

Liked: all

Disliked: laurenti left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

30 August 2009

Liked: The old style house, full with characters on its own,

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

15 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful owners. A good base to explore the city.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.