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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 31 January 2016

... I woke up to a cozy, lazy rainy Vancouver Sunday day today and just wanted to sit in bed, sip my coffee and enjoy some stress free Instagram cruising. Pretty good way to unwind on a Sunday morning I thought. That would have been, had the WiFi worked ... Wifi is free yes... but doesn't work. Good luck getting...

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1Thank strawman2016
Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 11 November 2014

There are so many things wrong with this hotel - I'll stick to five main reasons not to stay here, for simplicity. 1) Even though they advertise that they have televisions, there is actually NO cable. Oh, great, there's a tv... with one channel.. the 24 hour static channel. 2) You have to pay $20 dollars for any guests that...

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6Thank anne_pdlg
Reviewed 9 October 2014

I would not recommend this hotel because they constantly have a cockroach problem. The cockroaches climb on all the cutlery, and probably leave behind trails of diseases. There's also an extremely loud club downstairs that shakes the floors to the entire hotel, and you can't get any sleep from Thursday-Sunday. They have also started watering down the soap in the...

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5Thank JEB201
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 7 October 2014

This is one of the most affordable and decent hotels for nightly, weekly or monthly stays for people who are on a working-holiday visa or are backpackers / student travelers. Prices range from $570 to $800 for rooms that include free wifi, tv, sink, bed, desk, storage, lamps, chair and heater. The hotel also has 2 laundry rooms as well....

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1Thank australiangirly
Reviewed 11 July 2014

I stayed here from October 2013 to April 2014. I arrived on a working holiday looking for somewhere to stay, if this is something you might be doing then I recommend this hotel. The location is excellent, and you'll be living with other solo travelers so making friends will be easy. The staff were very helpful to me, after leaving...

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Thank Howie B
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

This is my second time staying at the Columbia Hotel monthly while on a working holiday from Australia. This hotel is perfect for those who need a great decent room (bed, work desk, chair, wardrobe, sink, side table, lamps, heater and TV) on a budget. (Think working holiday, international students etc...) Prices range from $570 - $650 for a private...

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1Thank australiangirly
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 22 March 2014

I stayed in this hotel for 3 months last year. I was well impressed with the level of room and bathroom cleanliness, common areas are sometimes good sometimes not but a lot of that depends on other guests. The management and staff can be a little rude, especially the owner but if you ca get by their quirks its a...

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1Thank AdamCosmicTraveller
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Every time I come back from Europe I always go to this place. I've stayed two times in this hotel. The first time for 6 months and the second time for 1 month. It has been good for me, very affordable regarding the proximity to downtown, clean, safe and cosy. I recommend this hotel to anyone for a short or...

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1Thank Jean P
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 29 January 2014

I stayed here for 6 months. The first 3 months were OK, but unfortunately, within the last three months, this Columbia Student Residence has had a plague of cockroaches in its kitchens, crawling all over the shared dishes, and most of the rooms are infested with bed bugs. This "hotel" continues to have bedbugs and cockroaches, that you can visibly...

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9Thank LeonardMcCain
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 May 2013

We stayed here from November 2012 - April 2013 and it was the perfect place to live for 6 months. We paid $1000 a month for a nice big room, double bed and a bathroom but apparently we got a pretty good price because it was during the winter - apparently it goes up during the summer and I'm not...

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Gastown
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Are you a student or young professional and looking for a nice and clean accommodation in downtown Vancouver? We offer private spacious furnished rooms with shared washrooms and shared kitchen. The room has a queen sized bed (linen provided), a sink, a desk with chair as well as cable TV and internet. Weekly room cleaning. Cheap laundry is also available inside the building. It's a safe place (24 hours staff at the front desk) with happy tenants. Walking distance to all the main transits including buses, sea bus and sky train and there are cheap grocery stores nearby. In walking distance schools like VFS, SFU, VCC and various language schools. Long and short term are all possible. Security deposit required. All inclusive rent between $550-$700/month for single occupancy and between $780-$850/month for double occupancy. We also rent suite rooms with microwave, fridge and private washroom on a daily basis for $100 CDN per day for 2 people. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Columbia Hotel

Address: 303 Columbia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 2R7, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Gastown
Price Range: $93 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 72
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“ask for a room closest to the outdated wifi routers and do a speed test to make sure you'll get adequate reception.”
 of 5 bubbles strawman2016, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“A higher floor for less noise.”
 of 5 bubbles australiangirly, 7 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Rooms on the second floor and upwards.”
 of 5 bubbles howieb579, 11 Jul 2014 | Read review
“on floor 3,4 or 5”
 of 5 bubbles AdamCosmicTraveller, 22 Mar 2014 | Read review
“For sure, upper rooms are more quiet”
 of 5 bubbles 707jeanp, 23 Feb 2014 | Read review
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