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St. Clair Hotel - Hostel

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Twin Room, Shared Bathroom | Free WiFi
Double Room, Shared Bathroom | Free WiFi
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Overview of St. Clair Hotel - Hostel

St. Clair Hotel - Hostel

1.5 star property
City-center hostel within easy reach of Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal

7.0/10 Good

162 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Laundry facilities
577 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 2Z5

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Vancouver
  • Vancouver Waterfront - 6 min walk
  • Rogers Arena - 8 min walk
  • Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal - 9 min walk
  • BC Place Stadium - 10 min walk
  • Robson Street - 10 min walk
  • Canada Place - 10 min walk
  • Port of Vancouver - 27 min walk
  • Granville Street - 1 min drive
  • Vancouver Convention Centre - 2 min drive
  • Vancouver General Hospital - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre (CXH) - 5 min drive
  • Vancouver Intl. Airport (YVR) - 39 min drive
  • Pitt Meadows, BC (YPK) - 48 min drive
  • Sechelt, BC (YHS-Sunshine Coast Regional) - 122 min drive
  • Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base) - 128 min drive
  • Vancouver Waterfront Station - 6 min walk
  • Pacific Central Station - 20 min walk
  • Vancouver, BC (XEA-Vancouver Pacific Central Station) - 20 min walk
  • Granville Station - 2 min walk
  • Vancouver City Center Station - 5 min walk
  • Waterfront Metro Station - 5 min walk


  • Cartems Donuterie - 2 min walk
  • Cinara - 3 min walk
  • Finch's - 3 min walk
  • Bay Sushi Cafe - 3 min walk
  • The Keg - 3 min walk

About this property

St. Clair Hotel - Hostel

When you stay at St. Clair Hotel - Hostel, you'll be in a great location, within just a 10-minute walk of Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal and Vancouver Waterfront. Also, Canada Place and Robson Street are within a 15-minute walk. Fellow travelers like the nearby shopping and walkable location. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Granville Station is 2 minutes and Vancouver City Center Station is 5 minutes.


English, French, German, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 35 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 7 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 7 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests planning to arrive after 6 PM must contact the property and provide a valid E-mail address. Check-in instructions will be sent to the guest on the morning of arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Ski runs nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Television in common areas


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom (in-room sink)
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Limited housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations

Fees & policies


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

St. Clair Hotel Hostel
St. Clair Hotel Hostel Vancouver
St. Clair Vancouver
St Clair Hostel Vancouver
St. Clair Hotel - Hostel Vancouver
St. Clair Hotel - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does St. Clair Hotel - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, St. Clair Hotel - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at St. Clair Hotel - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at St. Clair Hotel - Hostel?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at St. Clair Hotel - Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at St. Clair Hotel - Hostel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at St. Clair Hotel - Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Great Canadian Casino at the Holiday Inn (4-min drive) and Starlight Casino (26-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at St. Clair Hotel - Hostel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities like skiing.
Are there restaurants at or near St. Clair Hotel - Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Gyoza Bar (3-min walk), The Nosherie (3-min walk), and Urban Sushi (3-min walk).
What's the area around St. Clair Hotel - Hostel like?
St. Clair Hotel - Hostel is in Downtown Vancouver, a short 2-minute walk from Granville Station and 9 minutes' walk from Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal. Travelers say the area is walkable and ideal for skiing.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Location was great, beautiful historic building. Price was good. Room a good size. The thing I didn't like was the beds , old Ikea bunks . Pillows were hardly a pillow.
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Hostel was nice and Cody and conveniently located in downtown Vancouver so you could almost walk everywhere. Staff was really nice and helpful. We had a private room going out to the street with was quite loud when having the window open.
Alex, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Good place, clean, friendly people at the desk, and in a good part of town.
ethan, 6-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Easy stay in Vancouver.
Hotel is in a good position. They allowed us to do cheap clothes washing after 3pm. We were in room and 18 that had the showers and toilets very handy. Each floor had its own showers and toilets.
Margaret, 3-night romance trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Without air conditioning, heat can only be reduced by opening the window. The window opens on to the alley where homeless live. Noise and business dealings all night. Smell from alley and St Clair kitchen garbage is hard to ignore.
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Perfect down town accessibility
This hostel is centrally located in downtown, which gave us great bike and walking access to everything. Our room was hot and there was a homeless camp set up in the alley and the guy would have bouts of anger and start kicking his bags or bottle and cans. There is also a live music venue nearby so be prepared to hear the music loud and clear. Getting our bikes in the room on the daily was difficult too, but we made it happen. Would recommend and would stay here again based on the location and charm of the historic building.
Anna, 4-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Really nice heritage hostel. Sound carries from the street, the hallway, and other rooms.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Good location, not far from the heart of Gastown which has a lot of dinner and bar options. Staff was very friendly and very promptly found me an extension cord for my CPAP (the only outlet in the room was on the other side). It's a hostel, not Four Seasons, so the room was sparse but fine for my needs.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Clean and good location
It's a hostel so don't expect a 5-star hotel. It's fairly clean and quiet for a hostel and the staff are friendly. The advantage of this place is it's very convenient, close to everything in the downtown area. It's good for a short stay.
Phil, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It was excellent, very clean, friendly staff
Verified guest review