Residence Style and Short Term Accommodation

There are several affordable accommodation options available not too far from the Acsenda’s campus. These places are suitable for either a short term stay while you settle in, or for longer stays if you want.

GEC Student Residences in Vancouver

GEC offers safe, secure and comfortable accommodations to international and domestic students, while they live and study in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  GEC has a variety of locations throughout the city.  Each location provides single and shared accommodation complete with kitchen facilities.

For a complete range of accommodation options and current prices, please visit the GEC website at or email for more information.

YWCA Hotel/Residence

One of the finest “Y” accommodation facilities in North America offers a warm welcome to students and is a comfortable, safe, and affordable place to stay at the heart of downtown’s arts and entertainment scene. Accommodation is available for both male and female students. Residence rates (30 days or more) are available from September – May. During June, July and August, weekly rates are available.

Single and double rooms are available, with a choice of semi-private or hall bathrooms. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a mini-fridge, TV, desk, telephone, vanity area and shelving unit. Three large guest kitchens, lounge area and coin-operated laundry facilities are also available, and free WIFI is available throughout the hotel.

For more information please visit their website at or email at

Hostelling International

HI-Vancouver Central

HI-Vancouver Central is located on Granville Street, the core of Vancouver’s downtown. The hostel is conveniently located near bars, restaurants and great shopping, and only a few blocks from Granville Skytrain station and Vancouver City Centre station. It is the perfect home base while you explore Vancouver. The hostel has various room types to suit all tastes and budgets, without compromising on security or cleanliness. There are two-person and four-person multi-share rooms and private ensuite rooms with cable TV are available. The multi-share rooms are available in gender-specific or co-ed rooms.

HI-Vancouver Central also has a TV room and lounge area which are great for talking to other guests and making new friends. They also offer free breakfast and free Wi-Fi access throughout the hostel. Reception is open 24 hours and all linens and towels are provided.

Please visit for further information.

HI-Vancouver Downtown

HI-Vancouver Downtown is located in the safe and beautiful West End residential neighbourhood, one block from vibrant Davie St, with its many shops, restaurants and cafes. The hostel is easily accessible from the downtown core and close to public transit. Each multi-share room consists of two bunk beds that sleep four people. There are also private rooms available if you do not want to share with other guests. This location also offers a free breakfast buffet in the dining area and also has free Wi-Fi access throughout the hostel.

HI-Vancouver Downtown has a TV room, a games room, a library and lots of common areas to meet fellow travelers and guests. There is a large self-catering kitchen where guests can prepare and cook their own meals, which is fantastic for those on a budget.

HI-Vancouver Downtown reception is open 24 hours and the hostel requires secure key access to get into each room.

For further information on HI-Vancouver Downtown please visit

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