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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys! My tickets are purchased. I am still looking for a place to stay. What is everyone else doing? What area are you all staying in? This will be our first time going to Canada so I am pretty lost. It will be my son, sister, and I. I would love to have a view of the water, but it looks like that is the most expensive option. I would also like to be in a safe area. The Canadian stereotype is that everyone in Canada is really nice, so I don't know if there is a dangerous place. Thanks!


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So hotels and Airbnb are starting to go up in price as people are reserving. I went the Hostel route and picked up 4 nights for about $260 total and that was renting a whole twin room to myself. They have triple and quads too. I got lucky to get a Hostel that's 5-10 min walk to the con center. Check out hostels.com that's where I booked mine. Make sure to check rules before booking some hostels have underage restrictions

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I have a party of three and ended up going with an AirBnB that is about a 10 minute drive away.  The cost was right at $100 per night.  That was far cheaper than the hotels near the convention center which all showed $400 to $600 per night when I looked.

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15 hours ago, Deltawing457 said:

Who needs sleep anyways 😛

I have a feeling those with a BYOC ticket will not be sleeping, lol.


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10 hours ago, Mautobu said:

4 of us went for an AirBNB about a 20 minute drive from the venue. $230 altogether for 2 nights for a 1 bedroom.

AirBNB seems the best bet. I will start looking for outside of Vancouver.

 

4 hours ago, TheSwayzieExpress said:

I'm staying in Surrey because it's significantly cheaper.

I had thought about Surrey. I need to pull up google maps and see how close it is to the venue. I want to stay a couple of extra days to really see and do Vancouver since we are already spending a lot of money and haven't been to Canada before. 


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7 hours ago, PrincessHeinz57 said:

AirBNB seems the best bet. I will start looking for outside of Vancouver.

 

I had thought about Surrey. I need to pull up google maps and see how close it is to the venue. I want to stay a couple of extra days to really see and do Vancouver since we are already spending a lot of money and haven't been to Canada before. 

It's about 40 minutes from the venue with traffic but if you're doing a tour it's close to LMG HQ. We're also staying from the 24th to the 29th so it seemed like a better base of operations to explore the vancouver and surrounding area.

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Yeah, I went the crazy route and got 4 nights in the holiday inn downtown. Hotels are expensive but I'm traveling alone for the first time I feel safer with a regulated hotel and I wanted to be downtown. It helped that I was able to save about $600 on it with their IHG point credit card program but it still was $1,000. It's more than my rent for a month but this is also a once in a lifetime sort of trip for me so I decided I don't want a shared bathroom. 

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On 2/26/2019 at 3:01 PM, Deltawing457 said:

Who needs sleep anyways 😛

Arrive on day 1, sleep on your keyboard at BYOC and then leave on day 2 😂


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58 minutes ago, camarokris said:

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@CPotter Merch idea! LOL. You all could stamp LTT on these and they would sell like hotcakes.


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I managed to get a private twin room at the Cambie Hostel, 10 min from the convention.

If anyone is looking I have the room for only me and wouldn't mind splitting cost. It was just under 200 for Fri, Sat, Sun nights.

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On 2/26/2019 at 11:02 PM, PrincessHeinz57 said:

AirBNB seems the best bet. I will start looking for outside of Vancouver.

 

I had thought about Surrey. I need to pull up google maps and see how close it is to the venue. I want to stay a couple of extra days to really see and do Vancouver since we are already spending a lot of money and haven't been to Canada before. 

I'd stay in Vancouver, Burnaby, or Richmond if you're looking to explore Vancouver. Surrey's a bit away even if you have a car.


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Do not stay in Surrey if you're looking to stay somewhere safe. Also avoid anywhere within say 4 blocks of East Hastings, until you reach Burnaby.

New Westminster isn't a place I'd stay either. At night it can be a bit sketchy.

If you're looking at Google Maps for Vancouver proper, I would avoid:

  • Anywhere north of Prior/Venabales/East Hastings
  • Downtown Eastside
  • Strathcona
  • Grandview-Woodland, South Vancouver, Sunset, Marpole are all so-so, not bad, not great

Other than that it's pretty safe all around. 49th and points south can be a little rough around Knight St.

Granville, Yaletown, Davie, Commercial Drive are night life areas, so you'll deal with drunks during evening hours.

If you stay on the North Shore (might be cheaper), keep in mind the Seabus times.

 

On 2/26/2019 at 7:56 PM, TheSwayzieExpress said:

I'm staying in Surrey because it's significantly cheaper.

Try not to get stabbed 😛 Seriously though. Watch yourself at night.


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1 hour ago, dizmo said:

Do not stay in Surrey if you're looking to stay somewhere safe. Also avoid anywhere within say 4 blocks of East Hastings, until you reach Burnaby.

New Westminster isn't a place I'd stay either. At night it can be a bit sketchy.

If you're looking at Google Maps for Vancouver proper, I would avoid:

  • Anywhere north of Prior/Venabales/East Hastings
  • Downtown Eastside
  • Strathcona
  • Grandview-Woodland, South Vancouver, Sunset, Marpole are all so-so, not bad, not great

Other than that it's pretty safe all around. 49th and points south can be a little rough around Knight St.

Granville, Yaletown, Davie, Commercial Drive are night life areas, so you'll deal with drunks during evening hours.

If you stay on the North Shore (might be cheaper), keep in mind the Seabus times.

 

Try not to get stabbed 😛 Seriously though. Watch yourself at night.

I've got two nights in surrey. I'll bring a knife I guess.

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Just now, CUDAcores89 said:

I've got two nights in surrey. I'll bring a knife I guess.

I wouldn't, unless you want to get charged. Where in Surrey? 


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2 minutes ago, dizmo said:

I wouldn't, unless you want to get charged. Where in Surrey? 

wait not surrey it's really north vancouver, i'm an idiot. 

 

Specifically we have 2 days in north Vancouver, one day in langley, and 3 days in gastown.

 

 

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On 2/26/2019 at 9:01 AM, Deltawing457 said:

Who needs sleep anyways 😛

@Canada EH proposed a not so absurd idea of sleeping in a tent in a park near the Vancouver convention center. I mean I guess if you really wanna be cheap that's pretty much the ultimate way to do it.

 

Also I will be arriving July 25th so if anyone wants to do anything let me know.

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8 hours ago, CUDAcores89 said:

wait not surrey it's really north vancouver, i'm an idiot. 

 

Specifically we have 2 days in north Vancouver, one day in langley, and 3 days in gastown.

Haha, ah yes, that's totally different. Though depending how close you are to Hastings, Gastown is the worst part of Vancouver.

8 hours ago, CUDAcores89 said:

@Canada EH proposed a not so absurd idea of sleeping in a tent in a park near the Vancouver convention center. I mean I guess if you really wanna be cheap that's pretty much the ultimate way to do it.

 

Also I will be arriving July 25th so if anyone wants to do anything let me know.

Not a great idea. You'll get arrested. If you're in Stanley Park, you'd have to go deep enough that you'd also be beside the other homeless people in the park. Again, not the safest idea ;)


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35 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Haha, ah yes, that's totally different. Though depending how close you are to Hastings, Gastown is the worst part of Vancouver.

Cant be as bad as some of the abandoned neighborhoods in detroit.

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3 minutes ago, CUDAcores89 said:

Cant be as bad as some of the abandoned neighborhoods in detroit.

Debatable. Literally all the homeless/drug addicts in Vancouver are crammed into a 2 or 3 block radius.

Avoid the intersection of Main and Hastings at all costs. Unless you have a real "don't fuck with me" look.


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6 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Debatable. Literally all the homeless/drug addicts in Vancouver are crammed into a 2 or 3 block radius.

Avoid the intersection of Main and Hastings at all costs. Unless you have a real "don't fuck with me" look.

Ill just bring you then since you seem to know a lot about vancouver XD

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