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Bed and Breakfast in Vancouver
Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Vancouver is a good option for those wanting something a bit cosier than a hotel in a more residential neighbourhood. Vancouver’s B&B accommodation tends not to be the most budget option available: it’s usually upwards of $90 (54 euros) for a room low-season, $110 (66 euros) and upwards in high season. There’s a reason for this: these are not the tacky seaside B&Bs you might find in coastal resorts in Britain.
Vancouver’s Bed and Breakfasts are often extremely well furnished with good quality food available. The type of B&B you go for depends on what you want to be near; some are in central areas, while a lot of B&Bs tend to be in outlying suburbs with easy access both t nature trails and hikes as well as transport into the city. Bed and Breakfasts can be booked through any of the Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centres, or you can also try the British Columbia Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Guild, which inspects and quality assures all of the accommodation on its books (http://bcsbestbnbs.com/).
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Apartments in Vancouver
If you’re travelling in a group or as a family then a self-catered apartment in Vancouver might be a good option for you. These range enormously in price depending on which part of Vancouver the apartment is in (expect to pay more to be close to the Downtown area) and how many people it sleeps. Cheaper apartments will cost in the region of $400 (240 euros) a week but range up to the thousands.
There are different types of apartments available in Vancouver: apartment hotels, which are serviced apartments with some amenities are popular, but of course there are also ordinary apartments that owners let out either as a sideline or when they are not in use. Like other types of accommodation in Vancouver, the Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centres have some apartments on their books. Otherwise try websites such as www.holidaylettings.co.uk/vancouver/, which has a good selection of properties in Vancouver as well as surrounding areas.
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Hotels in Vancouver
There’s a wide selection of hotels in Vancouver, ranging from cheap fleapits to extremely high-end chain and boutique hotels. It’s important to book ahead during peak seasons such as summer and around the Winter Olympics in February 2010 as Vancouver’s accommodation fills right up at these times.
The cheaper hotels tend to be clustered around Chinatown and Gastown, but please be aware that this is not a safe area at night, particularly for women. If you’re looking for a hotel on a budget then head towards the downtown area for hotels such as the Kingston or the budget chains such as Days Inn. If the sky’s the limit for your budget, then you won’t be disappointed by Vancouver’s hotels. The Shangri-La chain has recently opened one of its luxury spa hotels in the middle of town. Other luxury names such as the Fairmont also have hotels here as do chains such as Sheraton and Hyatt. Mid-range hotels such as the Ramada are also well placed on the West Side. Prices range from about $100 (60 euros) upwards, but in low season there will usually be special offers available. Hotels can be booked via any one of the many deal-searching websites such as http://realtravel.com.
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Hostels in Vancouver
Vancouver boasts several good hostels, including three Hostelling International hostels with locations in Jericho Beach, Downtown and central Vancouver. You’ll have to pay to become a member (or pay a surcharge per night) if you aren’t one already, but this is about $4 per night (2.5 euros) but for around $30 ( 18 euros) a night it’s a good, reliable option.
Other options include the SameSun hostel, part of a small chain of hostels. It’s central and the area is reasonably secure. Likewise the two Cambie hostels (one on Cambie St Gastown, the other based more centrally on Seymour St) are generally well thought of. The Gastown Cambie hostel is in a slightly more sketchy area than the SameSun, so if you’re nervous, find somewhere more central. Prices for these and other independent hostels range from $25 (15 euros) for a dorm in lowe season. Many have their own cheap restaurants and bars and all are located near places to eat and drink. Almost all of the hostels have their own webstie and can be booked in advance online or over the phone. Do be careful though, as a lot of budget accommodation in Vancouver is not in the nicest areas. If you feel nervous in an area then don’t stay there.
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