St. Clair Hotel and Hostel
The St. Clair Hotel was built in 1911 by Henry Pybus, Captain of the Empress of Japan Canadian Pacific Steamships. The hallways depict pictures of passenger liners, giving the hostel a nautical theme.
Guests describe our rooms as quaint, cozy and a little bit old-fashioned. We think so too! At the St Clair Hostel our rooms are charming, clean and comfortable. Hostel rooms are available as private double, triple, and quad occupancy, or as 4 bed shared dorms.
Bathroom facilities are shared, and all rooms are equipped with their own sink and mirror. Of course, all towels and bed linens are provided for your convenience during your stay.
We are proud to offer a newly upgraded high speed WI-FI network, offering free, reliable and fast wireless internet throughout the building, including all guest rooms.
*Please be aware that our reception closes at 8 pm. If you need to check in after 8 pm, please inform us when making your booking*
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Book exchange
- Breakfast not included
- Cable TV
- Common Room
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Towels Included
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
We have a 2 day cancellation policy.
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE TAXES. TAXES ARE 15% (PST+GST+MRDT) FOR PRIVATE ROOMS, AND 5% (GST) FOR DORM BEDS.*
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
From the Airport:
1.) Follow the signs for public transportation "Canada Line". Pay your fare (8.75 from the Airport) and catch the train heading for "Waterfront Station".
2.) Get off at "Vancouver City Centre Station"
3.) At the exit, take a right on Georgia St. and walk two blocks until you arrive at Richards St.
4.) Hang a left on Richards and walk until you get to the next street, Dunsmuir.
5.) We are the building with the clock depicting the ship, the Empress of Japan. The address is 577 Richards St. If you see the Cathedral you're in the right spot! Welcome Home!
From Pacific Central Bus and Train Station:
1.) Exit the building and follow the paths going diagonally left to the escalators for the Main St. Skytrain. Don't forget to pay your fare! ($2.50)
2.) Board the train going Westbound to "Waterfront Station"
3.) Get off at "Granville Station"
4.) Take the exit onto Seymour St and turn left when you come out the doors
5.) Turn right on Dunsmuir St.
6.) We are a block away on Richards St. & Dunsmuir St. The address is 577 Richards St. Look for the clock depicting the ship, the Empress of Japan! If you see the Cathedral you're in the right spot! Welcome Home!
We are right downtown in a student area, one block from Skytrain, three blocks from the Seabus and Vancouver Public Library (free internet). Close to all transportation, restaurants, shopping, Chinatown, Gastown and other ameneties.