Jericho Beach

1515 Discovery Street
tel: (+1) 604224 3208
toll free: 1 888 203 4303


This is the most popular youth hostel in town, so book early. It has dormitory style accommodation plus a limited number of family rooms. It is located right on Jericho Beach, approximately 6 kms from Emily Carr. This hostel operates from May 1 through September 30 only. For nightly rates please see their website.

Hostel International – Downtown

1114 Burnaby Street
tel: (+1) 604 684 4565
toll free: 1 888 203 4302


This downtown location is about a 30 minute walk to Emily Carr, or a very short ride on the False Creek ferries. For nightly rates please see their website.

Hostel International – Central

1025 Granville Street
tel: (+1) 604 685 5335
toll free: 1 877 203 4461


Located in the middle of Granville Street’s pub and club district downtown, this is the newest and most deluxe hostel in Vancouver and has many private rooms. It is located downtown, and is about a 30 minute walk to Emily Carr. For nightly rates please see their website.

Cambie Hostel Gastown

300 Cambie St., Vancouver, Canada

The Cambie Hostel can be a very reasonable choice with its central location and excellent breakfast
opportunity near by. However the rooms can be loud since the hostel also has a busy bar and restaurant.
It is a good place to connect with other travelers.


733 Beatty Street
tel: (+1) 604 895 5830
toll free: 1 800 663 1424 (reservation line)


Private or shared accommodation for men, women, couples & families. Kitchen and laundry facilities are available. Underground parking is available at a cost of $12.00 per day. Approximately 3 kms from Emily
Carr. For nightly rates please see their website. Be sure to check out their student and weekly rates or call them for residence rates (over 30 days).

Samesun Backpackers

1018 Granville Street
tel: 604 682 8226
toll-free: 1 877 9 SameSun (1 877 972 6378)

This hostel is located right in the heart of the city’s entertainment district. Breakfast and free Wifi included, as well as laundry facilities and guest computers.

St. Clair Hostel

577 Richards St.
tel: (+1) 604 684 3713

The St. Clair is an international backpacker’s hostel located right in the heart of Downtown. Emily Carr students could probably get to school with a 30 min walk, or 10 minute bus ride. The St. Clair is cheaper than most hostels in Vancouver and offers low season specials. During the summer they tend to fill up with backpackers, but in the winter months (when school is in session for most) they have plenty of space and offer private rooms (with shared bathrooms) for $650/month. No damage deposit of course as it’s a hostel. They also have weekly rates, and of course nightly rates for all private rooms and dorms. Currently rated 75% on Hostelworld.

Pacific Spirit Hostel – UBC

(Summer hostelling only)
5961 Student Union Blvd.
tel: (+1) 604 822 1000
toll free: 1 888 822 1030

University residences are used as hostel accommodation May 15th to August 15th. The University of British Columbia campus is located about 8 kms from Emily Carr. The bus connections are very good. For nightly rates please see their website.

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