63 Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo, BC
Toll Free: 1 877 754 5323


Coming from Vancouver? Board the #250 (scenic but longer) or #257 (express) bus from Georgia Street, ride all the way to Horseshoe Bay and from there catch the ferry to Nanaimo. (Departure Bay)  From there the #1 bus will take you to the Prideaux Street Exchange and then it is less than a 5 minute walk to our front door!


  • Free Wifi
  • Common Room
  • Kitchen
  • Fresh Linens
  • Secure Lockers
  • Friends
  • Food & Drink
  • Cambie Pub
  • Room Locks
  • Towels for Hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • Lockers
  • Coin Laundry on site
  • Housekeeping
  • Snacks & Goods at the Front Desk
  • Free Parking

General Information

Located in downtown Nanaimo and only minutes away from the Departure Bay Ferry terminal, The Cambie Hostel is your gateway to fun and adventure on Vancouver Island. Whether you are heading west to Tofino for some surf or south to Victoria for some turf, Nanaimo is the perfect starting point.

Voted “Nanaimo’s Party Hostel” by Lonely Planet, The Cambie offers a great environment while exploring this fun harbour town. The Cambie hosts an amazing array of Canadian Indie bands weekly from Thursday to Saturday nights.

The Nanaimo Cambie Hostel gives you top quality backpacker & traveller budget accommodation, and is one of the most popular hostels on Vancouver Island. With affordable and clean hostel beds in a variety of rooms & packages, including 6 bed dorm, 4 bed dorm, 2 bed dorm, and 2 bed private all complete with their own ensuite bathrooms! Free Wi-Fi and full service kitchen. Get hooked up with epic fun activities, the best events in Canada, and great cheap cost saving deals and backpacking promotions. The Cambie International Hostels is the hub where travellers, youth, students, & backpackers from around the world meet, party, and hook up with new friends and groups every day!

Whether you are a group of students traveling, or simply a couple on a budget, come be part of The Cambie experience!


2 Bed Private with Ensuite

This spacious room offers guests the private feeling of a hotel room without the extra cost. Private bathroom, FREE Wi-Fi, access to the kitchen with fridge, microwave and stove, and common room.

2 Bed Private

This private room is perfect whether a couple traveling on a budget or someone seeking some alone time! Linens are included! Check your email using our FREE Wi-Fi or simply drop by the common room. Easy access to our kitchen complete with a fridge, stove and microwave, and clean men’s and women’s showers and bathrooms. 

4 Bed Dorm with Ensuite

If you prefer a little more privacy, this option is perfect! Along with roomy and clean bunk beds this dorm has its own ensuite bathroom. Linens, Wi-Fi and the full service kitchen (microwave, fridge, and stove) and common room.

6 Bed Dorm with Ensuite

Comfortable and clean bunk beds complete with linens and FREE Wi-Fi. Easy access to the common room and the full service kitchen. Each dorm has its own bathroom or ensuite.