Overview of Hostel
Tucked away in the heart of downtown Vancouver - with central access to local cuisine, quick public transit, shopping and entertainment. Minutes walk from Granville, Gastown and the Waterfront. Our renovated heritage building (c. 1911) offers cozy, clean and comfortable accommodation.
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 approximately $40 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!
In the heart of Vancouver, with central access to restaurants, shopping, and quick public transportation. Minutes walk away from Chinatown, Gastown and local landmarks. With our location, the city's at your fingertips.
Conditions & Policy
Reception is open from 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM everyday. AGE RESTRICTION: 18+ DORMS: Please note that in the dorms, the maximum length of stay is 7 nights. Guests will receive a keypad combination for the front door.