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YWCA Hotel, Vancouver, Canada

by Gaycation Magazine

Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, is among the world’s most beautiful cities. Nestled between the dramatic coastal Rocky Mountain range and along the shores of the Strait of Georgia, Vancouver’s breathtaking blend of snow-capped mountains and ocean beaches gives the city a flavour all of its own. Vancouver’s west coast location ensures a mild oceanic climate. While the winters occasionally see snow, the summers are perfect for a variety of outdoor activities. The gay village along Davie Street is one of Canada’s largest and most exciting LGBT experiences.

YWCA Hotel Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver’s YWCA Hotel is the safe, comfortable and affordable family-friendly alternative for all travellers with rooms ranging from single to quint. Conveniently located, the hotel is near to BC Place, Rogers Arena (formerly GM Place), plus the Queen Elizabeth and Playhouse Theatres. It is a short stroll away from Robson Street, the city’s popular shopping mecca and one block from Stadium SkyTrain for convenient public transportation. The YWCA Hotel warmly welcomes all travellers—men and women alike—with comfortable, safe, and affordable accommodation in the heart of downtown’s art and entertainment scene.


Whether travelling with a group, a friend, or solo, they have a room to suit your needs and budget. If you’re a student, senior, or just a tourist, they offer a choice of comfortable rooms and great rates. From single rooms to family rooms, with private,  shared, or hallway baths, you’ll comfortably settle in for a good night’s sleep.

Double Room

The YWCA Hotel was the recipient of the Best Bargain hotel in the 2009 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, so if you usually stay in hostels when travelling, you might want to try this budget alternative accommodation.

Quint Room

The YWCA Hotel’s modern 155 room facility continually surprises guests with extras you wouldn’t expect.

Features and Amenities Include:

  • Air Conditioning & mini-fridges in all rooms
  • Large kitchens & TV lounges for guest use
  • Wireless Internet available in all rooms
  • TV in most rooms
  • Free local phone calls
  • Hairdryer in all rooms
  • Iron/ironing boards in many rooms
  • Complimentary secured and safe bike parking
  • Meeting rooms
  • Lobby Coffee shop
  • Non Smoking facilities
  • Downtown central Vancouver
  • Nearby YWCA Health + Fitness Centre
  • The most helpful friendly staff in the city

Business Center

The three fully equipped guest kitchens can help you keep to that budget and reduce your expenses. The guest kitchen is also a great place to meet other hotel guests to exchange recommendations on local attractions or hear tales from around the world. Kitchen packs that include dishes and cooking utensils are available for rent at the front desk . The friendly staff can point you to a nearby supermarket.


So in the heart of Vancouver you can stay at a reasonably priced hotel and have extra money to enjoy the vibrant, gay nightlife in the Davie Village. You won’t be disappointed!

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