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Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC

1935 Lower Mall Place Vanier Residence, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1X1 Canada
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From May 15-August 15, Pacific Spirit Hostel is the perfect location for backpackers visiting Vancouver. Rooms are quiet and clean and, unlike other hostels, you only have one or two people to one of our private single or twin rooms. The hostel is on the beautiful UBC campus, with easy access to campus amenities, affordable food, pubs and entertainment and Vancouver's many attractions. It's a safe, secure environment surrounded by hiking and biking trails and Vancouver's most popular beaches.
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1935 Lower Mall Place Vanier Residence, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1X1 Canada
Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC
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dmitrikrys wrote a review Aug 2023
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Booked for a week in August and was not disappointed. Room was tidy and more than sufficient. Place was quiet, and kept very clean by staff. Great location, very walkable, and plenty of natural beauty around. 10/10 would stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded Aug 18, 2023
Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We truly appreciate it and hope to see you again in the future!
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gblaze211928 wrote a review Aug 2023
Victoria, Canada1 contribution
green surroundings, quiet and relaxing, excellent bus services, recreational facilities available, restaurants nearby, efficient and friendly reception tricky to find on first visit so had to phone reception which provided helpful directions, had to open window to freshen stale air in room, unclear checking-out procedures
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Responded Aug 14, 2023
Thank you for your feedback and for choosing the Pacific Spirit Hostel. We will work on our directions and wayfinding, so really appreciate your comments on that.
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cabels109334 wrote a review Aug 2023
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If you are like me and hostel dorms are just not for you, then this might be the place. The shared bathroom was no problem and always mostly clean. Lots of bus connections to the city and access to a beautiful beach close by. Also some places to eat and shop some grocerys. The only problem for me was the missing plates and cutlery in the common kitchen. It's basically bring your own. So overall cheap (for Vancouver prices) and simple stay, but enough!
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T L wrote a review Jul 2023
London49 contributions48 helpful votes
Basic but well done - location is great - out of central vancouver but we enjoyed the cycle into town a few times (along the beach is much more pleasant than the google proposed cycle route) Shared bathrooms, laundry in basement, nice people on reception.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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bob12345819 wrote a review Jul 2023
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I was given a room with dirty sheets and they weren’t able to move me to a convenient room. They gave me new sheets but the room reeked. Then all night someone was in and out of the fire door. The toilet paper was often out in the women’s washroom. The price has gone up but the facilities are as awful as ever. The staff seems nice but generally under trained and unknowledgeable .
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded Aug 14, 2023
We are so sorry to hear that your room was not up to par. Our bathrooms are cleaned twice a day and restocked accordingly. We will review with our team and work to improve.
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Bhaskarpap wrote a review Jul 2023
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Great Location and convenient for visiting UBC and stay close to your children studying in UBC. Stay at this Hostel brings back student life memories and feel nostalgic. Highly recommend this place as it is a great value for money.
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Thank you for the 5/5 review. We truly appreciate the recommendation.
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dneil729833 wrote a review Jul 2023
Victoria, Canada1 contribution
I can highly recommend the Pacific Spirit Hostel based on a 3-night stay in July 2023. The place is well organized, with the parking, check-in, and residence all close to one another and easy to find. The facilities are clean and secure. I always felt safe. The buildings were quiet. I enjoyed the cooling effect of the nearby ocean (200 metres), and opportunity to visit scenic beaches on or very near campus. The staff were great--friendly, bright, helpful.
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Responded Jul 13, 2023
Thank you so much for staying with us and taking your time to leave us a positive review - we really appreciate it! We hope you will stay with us again soon.
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ivilch214954 wrote a review Jul 2023
Guadalajara, Mexico1 contribution
The room is located within the UBC campus, the environment is student and safe, the room is comfortable and has a desk, chair, closet, the bed is comfortable, public transportation takes you to this destination at all times. excellent option and you pay the same price as a shared hostel with 8 people, but here you will have your own room.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded Jul 7, 2023
Thanks you for staying with us and leaving us a positive review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will choose to stay with us again.
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Viola C wrote a review Jun 2023
Vancouver, Canada24 contributions8 helpful votes
Pacific Spirit Hostel was great! The rooms were clean, as were the bathrooms and kitchen area. Surprisingly quiet as well! Close to Wreck Beach, and of course being on the UBC campus, there are buses to take you anywhere you need to go at whatever time. Would recommend if you're looking for an affordable stay in Vancouver.
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Responded Jun 27, 2023
Dear Guest, thank you for staying with us and leaving us a positive review - we really appreciate it! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
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godwindcunha wrote a review Jun 2023
Sydney, Canada1 contribution
Great Place, Staff, and Services! Rooms are clean and organized. Washrooms are clean. Cafeteria has good food, staff, and services. Front Desk staff are kind, polite, and helpful. Place is close to local transport. There are many amenities including restaurants close to PSH at UBC. Most of all, this place is affordable for the Common Man!
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Responded Jun 12, 2023
Thank you for staying with us and leaving a positive review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and had great interactions with our hardworking staff. It's awesome to hear that you also found our rooms to be clean and organized, and amenities to be convenient. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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C$113 - C$214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC
Which popular attractions are close to Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC?
Nearby attractions include Museum of Anthropology (0.5 km), Nitobe Memorial Garden (0.2 km), and University of British Columbia (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include internet access, self serve laundry, and parking.
Is parking available at Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC?
Conveniently located restaurants include Great Dane Coffee, Tim Hortons, and Loafe Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Yaletown (9.9 km), Engine 374 Pavilion (10.0 km), and Gaoler's Mews (11.3 km).