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C & N Backpackers Hostel - Central Station, Vancouver

1.5 stars
1038 Main StreetVancouverBCV6A 2W1Canada, 1800-687-236 (Australia Toll Free)
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2.2 / 5
Value for money
Fairly good value for money
Could use a good cleaning
Room needs to be redecorated
Food could be better
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From 19 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating
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C & N Backpackers Hostel - Central Station, Vancouver

Hotel Info: 1800 846 835

from A$31
  • Standard Room, 1 Bunk Bed (Private Room)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (1 Bed)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Private Room)
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only (1 Bed )

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 126 rooms


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Elevator/lift
  • Designated smoking areas

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


The Ivanhoe Pub - This pub serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Happy hour is offered.

Recent reviews

2.2 /5 from 58 reviews

C & N Backpackers Hostel - Central Station, Vancouver
Fair2.0 / 5
Very basic
Very basic and spartan even though I paid for a single room. WIFI only in lobby, seen better days, though staff friendly.
1 night trip
C & N Backpackers Hostel - Central Station, Vancouver
Fair2.0 / 5
Faint Musty Smell, Good Location
Decently priced for mid-summer Vancouver. Constant but very faint dusty/damp smell. Wifi was down. Cold water did not run from sink within room. Certainly not the most comfortable hostel I've been to, but you get what you pay for, I suppose! Located near Skytrain stations (5 min walk), Grand Central Station (right beside it, in fact), Chinatown (5 min walk), core downtown Vancouver (20-25 min walk or a very short bus ride), and Waterfront area (30-35 min walk). Main Street Vancouver is notorious for its homeless population, but every city has its Main Street! Please do not let this deter you from exploring ALL facets of this beautiful city.
1 night trip
C & N Backpackers Hostel - Central Station, Vancouver
Fair2.0 / 5
Not so bad.
You should not expect a 4-Star hotel when you elect to stay a one of the least expensive offerings in the city. The place was old but it was relatively clean. The neighborhood was less than desirable. There was ample free parking on the street but we were a little concerned whether the vehicle was safe overnight. The employees were very helpful with local information and tips on the safest place to park. Not safe, but safest. Two nights, no problem. The attached bar was a dive but we spent a fun evening there listening to decent bands on open mike night.
2 night romance trip
C & N Backpackers Hostel - Central Station, Vancouver
Fair2.0 / 5
Hotel convenient to train, but not great!
I booked this backpacker room purely because it was close to the train station. There is a park next door and there were people yelling for a lot of the night. There was very little hot water in the shared shower. But the room was clean and the bed was alright.
1 night family trip
C & N Backpackers Hostel - Central Station, Vancouver
Fair2.0 / 5
Great place to meet people, have low expectations
OK well for the price what do you really expect. On the flip side it is in a good location, close to wherever you want to go as in Gastown, Yaletown even Granville area and waterfront. The place isn't clean, but good for a one night stay and you meet people right away.
1 night trip

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C & N Backpackers Hostel - Central Station, Vancouver

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