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C & N Backpackers Hostel - Central Station, Vancouver

1.5 stars
1038 Main StreetVancouverBCV6A 2W1Canada, ‏‎800-491-6126
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2.3 / 5
Room is not nice
Bad internet service
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C & N Backpackers Hostel - Central Station, Vancouver

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $21
  • 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

2.3 /5 from 42 reviews

C & N Backpackers Hostel - Central Station, Vancouver
Fair2.0 / 5
Ok in a pinch
Upon arrival I was informed that this hostel was not deemed "child friendly". I was supposed to be booked at the sister hostel across the street. Due to the confusion, I was given a larger room as my son and I traveled from the Yukon to attend the Shania Twain concert and there were no other rooms available anywhere. The front desk staff was amazing and kept in touch with us during our 2 day stay, to make sure everything was going well for us during our stay. Our tv did not work and they did not replace it before we left, but that was not an issue for us. The showers were a bit sketchy, but we made due. The overall cleanliness of the bathrooms and hostel was not great, but the beds were clean and so was the sink in our room - which were the most important things to me. For the price and overall circumstance, it was not a bad stay. I felt safe and was not really concerned about the other "issues" with the accommodation. For someone who needs a place to crash and is on a strict budget, it may be acceptable. I would not stay there long term, but it served the purpose for our trip. The best part of our stay was that we were able to have comfortable beds! I have chronic pain issues, and even in expensive hotels do not get a good nights rest due to uncomfortable "new" beds. These beds were old but we managed to get 2 comfy ones. I even had a perfect pillow!
2 night family trip
C & N Backpackers Hostel - Central Station, Vancouver
Poor1.0 / 5
disgusting little cesspool flophouse STAY AWAY
Opium den flop house We had the unfortunately pleasure of booking this deplorable little opium den to kick off our family vacation this summer. Everything that people have written about this cesspool is true, and more. The first thing you need to know is that this used to be a flop house in the heart of skid-row, so if you ever wanted to experience what it’s like spend your welfare check for a week’s worth of temporary housing, here you go. You’ll even get some local color if you’re lucky, in the form of your neighbors staying up all night doing illegal drugs and watching Jerry on the tv. I don’t know why I’m even going to describe the room for you, but I will just for humor. First, I kind of thought when it said we were getting a “queen size” bed, that meant big enough for two fully-grown queens, but alas it was a lumpy, threadbare full-size mattress from the salvation army. Additionally there was a full, home-size Amana fridge from 1982, a pedestal sink with a broken mirror, one credenza from the late 60’s with half the plastic wood veneer peeled off, and a matching linoleum dining table in the corner, with two stained, rickety chair. I’m not lying when I say that around 3AM, and after 20 minutes of wandering the halls, I found my fiancé slumped over sleeping in the stairwell, unwilling to sleep in the room. I can say without hesitation this was the worst accommodation I’ve ever experienced.
1 night family trip
C & N Backpackers Hostel - Central Station, Vancouver
Poor1.0 / 5
Very NOT clean !!!! Worst place ever.
3 night 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
C & N Backpackers Hostel - Central Station, Vancouver
Good3.0 / 5
All was what I expected for price,the bathroom could have been cleaner!
1 night business trip

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C & N Backpackers Hostel - Central Station, Vancouver

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