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Reviews of The Urban Hideaway Guesthouse

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

93.6% Overall Rating

215 out of 220 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/08/2015)

"This place have several important pluses: 1. Great location downtown Vancouver. Many of the city's main attractions in walking distance, Gastown with its cool bars and restaurants just around the corner. 2. With private…"

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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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93.6%

Overall Rating

215 out of 220 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Urban Hideaway Guesthouse'

Atmosphere
95.2%
Location
97.6%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
96.8%
Staff
97.6%
Value
84.8%
Safety
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97.1%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of character, friendly owners, great rooms (we stayed in 2 of them), wifi, access to Vancouver Centre only a 5min walk. Good to be able to use the kitchen for breakfasts and even better that milk, eggs, bacon, cereal etc is all provided for you. Much like a home from home, not like a normal guest house at all. Added bonus is they have a massive DVD collection and players/tv's in every room so on quiet nights you could always grab a movie or box set to while away some time.

Disliked: Nothing substantial only one minor quibble which is that breakfast room is only open from 8-10:30am. So for early starts, such as when leaving early in the morning on out last day for our flight home it would have been good to get access earlier. Having said that I am sure that if you made a special request to the owners they might let you go in early.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A nice and warm place to be. Super location for exploring the city.

Disliked: Nothing.

94.3%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

29 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location, helpful & friendly, neat room :-)

Disliked: Nothing

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference

10 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It felt like a real home, nice and quite.

Disliked: Brackfast started at 8am, if you're here for buiseness that is a pity, altough I was allowed to take some food the night before.

97.1%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

11 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: So charming and full of character. Welcoming and beautiful house, great location, forget you're in the city. Ideal.

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
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Georgina Cole

Alone

Business / conference

22 March 2011 Georgina would recommend this property

Liked: Very accommodating and friendly staff, quaint architecture, extremely clean. Some rooms are a bit nicer than others - the view room is lovely. The two resident cats are charming.

Disliked: Given its age (which is part of its charm) the house is not completely sound proof, so there was a lot of giggling to be heard from neighbouring rooms.

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Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

15 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It has a very nice atmosphere and friendly and helpful host couple. A nice place to relax and meet people!

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

18 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere. Smack in the middle of the city and still and quiet place. Very friendly and helpful owners. Breakfast is not just a slice of dry bread, cheap cereal and some watered down juice like in other hostels that include breakfast but instead a full selection of eggs, bacon and the lot!

Disliked: nothing

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julia soumilas

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 February 2011 julia would recommend this property

Liked: Our room was lovely and it felt like staying in someones home

Disliked: nothing

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%
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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%
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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

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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%
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Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

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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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.

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Isabel Denner

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

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.

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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.