Model of Captain Pybus's ship, the Empess of Japan.


At St Clair Hotel Hostel, we believe in providing affordable accommodation for everyone who wants to travel, because we believe travelling is an essential part of growing as a person.


Our MISSION has always been to support those whose eyes are set on the horizon.

We are located in the heart of Downtown Vancouverclose to public transportation, shops, restaurants, entertainment, and main tourist attractions.

The St Clair Hotel-Hostel is a heritage-listed building, built-in 1911 by Captain Henry Pybus and Architect Samuel Birds. It was the first concrete building in Vancouver, originally built as accommodation for railway and ocean-going passengers from both Pacific and Atlantic locations. The nautical theme has been preserved so that travellers from all over the world can enjoy the history of this unique Vancouver landmark.

Captain Pybus, of the Empress of Japan, is the man who built the St Clair Hotel in 1911.

Henry Pybus was Captain of the Canadian Pacific Steamship "Empress of Japan" which took the "Blue Ribbon" while setting the Trans-Pacific crossing record in 1897. Captain Henry changed the face of the city of Vancouver by

investing in various buildings in the downtown area.

Our Private rooms are clean and comfortable. 

We offer 36 private rooms, you can select them between Double, Triple or Family Quad, just "Book NOW".

Each room has its own sink and there are shared shower and toilet facilities on each floor. Linen and towels are provided and there is a laundry area (17:00 to 23:00 hrs for guest use).

The St Clair Hotel-Hostel is located in a central area, across from a park, fountains and the Holy Rosary Cathedral. Four blocks from the North Vancouver Ferry and five blocks from the seawall, which continues to the Stanley Park seawall. Two blocks from the Pacific Centre Mall, custodian of world-famous stores.

OPEN  all YEAR round!