Located on Granville Street in Downtown Vancouver, the HI Vancouver Central is a great place to stay.
We opted for the private room and there wasn't much difference from being in a hotel.
En suite bathroom, TV, air con and a nice comfy bed! What more could you ask for?
Right next door, is 'The Royal'. This is the hostels bar/club. We went there on a Friday and the place was packed. A mixture of locals and backpackers. Live music until 10 and then party until 01:00.
Great for stumbling back to the hostel!
The hostel has a kitchen, plenty of internet terminals, laundry room, TV room and common room.
If you're staying in Vancouver on a budget, HI Vancouver Central is the place to stay!