Working at

HI Vancouver Downtown

Our hostel in downtown Vancouver is open year-round. It's located in Davie Village, at walkable distance from Stanley Park, Sunset Beach, and English Bay. After closing down for almost three years during Covid, the hostel just reopened in Spring 2023 and we're always looking for chill people with backpacker mindsets to enhance our team.

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Staff Amenities

Like most hostels, the vibe at HI Vancouver Downtown is made up of equal dose of professional and relaxed. Our hostel is in the middle of Vancouver’s Westend Neighborhood, an open and inclusive neighborhood with the perfect mix of beach casual and urban energy. Plus, it’s steps away from the beach and the home of world-famous Stanley Park!

After our shifts, our team likes to gather for a late afternoon at the beach or for a BBQ. On days off, staff can join guests on guided tours or discover other regions by staying for free at other HI hostels.

  • Free coffee and tea all day long
  • Free participation in guests' tours
  • Free stays at other HI hostels in Canada
  • Staff BBQ nights in the summer
  • Free Wi-Fi

Live your best life

in Vancouver

Vancouver has a ton to offer! For outdoor enthusiasts there are beaches galore with spectacular views and sunsets. Foodies will discover all kinds of restaurants, and culture-seekers can find galleries, theatres and museums, some dedicated to the rich Indigenous cultures of our West Coast First Nations. Compete in the annual Vancouver Tourism Challenge in May (for tourism workers) and get free access to many of the area's attractions.

Go for a hike

It's not hard to get out on a hike in Vancouver, especially right from HI Vancouver Downtown. Hop on the bus and get to lots of hikes around the city including Stanley Park and Grouse Mountain.

Chill at the beach

Vancouver is full of coastline and beaches. Go for an afterwork stroll on Sunset Beach, spend a sunny afternoon at Second Beach, or go play volleyball on Jericho Beach with your colleagues from our other Vancouver hostel.

Visit Kitsilano

Experience Kitsilano's trendy and historic vibe with its eclectic mix of shops, cafes, restaurants, and community services. Don't miss out on its iconic beach!

Explore the city

Explore the city's bustling downtown core: the Granville island, the colourful West End neighbourhood and historic Gastown. There are a ton of restaurants, shops, museums and attractions to choose from.

Hear it From Our Staff

"Making friends in a new city is never a problem for anyone working at HI Vancouver… I enjoyed the peace and solace at this beautiful location in the city. It is an experience that I highly recommend for anyone who wants to visit Vancouver or move here for good!"
- TJ