VANCOUVER, BC COUCHSURFER--Spring Break

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    Mar 12, 2015 4:37 AM GMT
    Hey y'all! So I'm a student in Portland, OR who has never been up to the great white north aka Canada, so I plan on driving up there by myself this spring break (March 25- April 1, not set in stone yet but I have 2 weeks off from uni.).

    My few friends from Vancouver are all out of the country (or moved) at that time, so I'll be solo. I'm hoping that I could meet up with one or several RJ'ers who can show me around. I have a flexible itinerary, so far I think I would like to hike Stawamus Chief, try legit poutine, check out the gay scene, and explore Victoria for a day, maybe longer (flexible plans just have to head out on April 3-4).

    I'm on a student budget, so I want to crash on someone's couch, if possible. The CS website has gotten neglected ever since AirBNB became popular, so I'm trying this avenue. Anyone want to help a brother out? I have all my shots and I'm potty-trained.icon_wink.gif

    If I don't find a place to crash at, can anyone suggest a cheap hostel in Vancouver and Victoria? Also, suggestions on what to do and see (I love nature, so other hikes, swim holes, etc.)?
  • peterstrong

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    Mar 12, 2015 2:30 PM GMT
    wish i was going on this trip too bro : )
  • Olympus1991

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    Mar 12, 2015 8:39 PM GMT
    in Vancouver is a Hi-vancouver youth hostel. Excellent place with free all you can eat breakfast for C$30,- per night. Its in the middle of downtown near davies street, which is the gaystreet of vancouver icon_smile.gif

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    I think it was this one.


    http://www.hihostels.ca/westerncanada/169/HI-Vancouver_Downtown.hostel


    there is enough to do there, you can got to the big park there easily by bus (stanley park? i forgot the name ;)) and there are tons of bars on davies street icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 14, 2015 10:18 AM GMT
    Olympus1991 saidin Vancouver is a Hi-vancouver youth hostel. Excellent place with free all you can eat breakfast for C$30,- per night. Its in the middle of downtown near davies street, which is the gaystreet of vancouver icon_smile.gif

    Edit:

    I think it was this one.


    http://www.hihostels.ca/westerncanada/169/HI-Vancouver_Downtown.hostel


    there is enough to do there, you can got to the big park there easily by bus (stanley park? i forgot the name ;)) and there are tons of bars on davies street icon_smile.gif


    WOW! Thank you! I was going to say this is exactly what I was looking for but it's pretty close. I wanted to couchsurf for free with a local but I'll take this! icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 26, 2015 5:53 PM GMT
    I booked 1 night at that hostel after all! I'm going to try and find a different place where I can have my own room for the next night though because I'm not keen on sharing a bedroom in the dorm.

    I'm reviving this post because I'm about to head out on my 6 hour drive to CANADAicon_exclaim.gif

    Does anyone from RJ want to hangout in Vancouver?