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 your private room is equipped with its own sink. 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 9 pm. If you need to check in after 9 pm, please inform us when making your booking*
We have a 2 day cancellation policy. Also, please be advised that we cannot accommodate minors under the age of 19.
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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 (YVR) to downtown Vancouver and the St Clair Hostel
By Public Transit
After clearing Canada Customs and Immigration, go through the big glass doors, and follow the signs for public transportation CANADA LINE. Pay your fare and get a transfer ticket.
Board the Skytrain at the platform sign CANADA LINE TO WATERFRONT.
Arrive at destination stop CITY CENTER STATION. Get off Skytrain and exit onto Georgia St.
Walk east (to the right as you come up escalator) one block to Seymour St.
Turn left and go one block to Dunsmuir St., turn right (east) walk one block to Richards St., turn left (north). The St Clair Hostel is only a few paces down Richards St., under the clock with the picture of a ship.
Your trip will take approximately 25 minutes on Skytrain and another 5 minutes walk to the St Clair Hotel.
BC Transit Info: 604-953-3333
Taxi-cabs are available at the airport exits. Cab fares are $40 - $50 (or more) from the YVR airport to St Clair Hotel. Your trip will take approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending upon time of day and traffic conditions.
Other BC Transit routes
Typically, the easiest routes to downtown Vancouver locations, like the St Clair Hotel - Hostel, are the Skytrain service or any of the Downtown-destined buses. For bus routes that service the downtown areas, ask the driver for a stop close to Richards and Dunsmuir streets.
The Skytrain stations Stadium, Granville, Burrard, Waterfront, and the Seabus terminal are all within five short city blocks of the hostel (yes, we certainly have a central location).
However, of these, the Granville Station is closest to the St Clair... just over 1 block away. Get off the Skytrain car at Granville Station, take the Dunsmuir Street exit, walk east up Dunsmuir St. (about 1-1/2 short blocks) to Richards St., turn left onto Richards St., just a few paces, look for the clock with a ship image.
BC Transit Info 604-953-3333
From the CN - Amtrak railway or Greyhound station
Exit the station, look for the Skytrain on your left, head up the stairs and buy a ticket from the machine kiosk. Take the Skytrain going west toward downtown (Waterfront), get off the Skytrain car at Granville Station, use the Dunsmuir Street exit, walk east up Dunsmuir St. (about 1-1/2 short blocks) to Richards St., turn left onto Richards St., just a few paces, look for the clock with a ship image.
Travel time: around 10 minutes
More comprehensive map and street information is available by clicking the Google Map below. Have a safe journey. We look forward to seeing you soon at the St. Clair Hotel - Hostel!
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.