About the Homestay
*IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE (April 2021)*
*****British Columbia has closed all restaurants, limited inside gatherings to just a household (Bubble of 1-4 people living together), many places are closed or on a reduced schedule and popular tourist destinations like Whistler, Squamish, Tofino are closed to visitors due to the rapid rise of Covid-19 cases here. With the recent turn of events I have decided to not accept short term bookings for nightly stays and require guests to stay at least 7 days to avoid having multiple unknown visitors enter my home putting me at RISK. Secondly, anyone wishing to stay with me must provide a Negative Covid-19 test result taken a day or two before arrival and prove they have completed the mandatory 14 day quarantine upon entering Canada. I appreciate all the inquiries and interest in people trying to book a Homestay with me lately but I had to make this tough decision in order to protect my health and the health of my family/friends*****
Welcome to Vancouver! If you're looking for a great experience and an opportunity to meet a real born and raised local then come stay with me in my apartment. It's located right in the heart of downtown Vancouver! In the beautiful West End neighborhood. Close to everything you could possibly imagine, Stanley Park, English Bay, the Seawall, Art Gallery, Theatres, Shopping (Robson Street is steps away out the front door), Restaurants (the best Korean and Japanese restaurants in the entire city are located 1 block away!) Bus stop is 1 block away, Safeway, Urbanfare, Wholefoods,, President's Choice Independent and No Frills grocery stores all within a 500 metre radius! I could go on listing how close everything is to the apartment but you'll experience it all once you stay here. Now about the apartment. There's on-site laundry, a heated outdoor pool (summer months only), dry sauna, small gym and bike racks (kept covered but outside at the main entrance). I have a great living room with two comfy couches, a 40 inch TV, Wifi and Netflix, the kitchen is stocked with all the necessary equipment to make coffee, tea and cook meals. I work Monday to Friday 8-5 and like to spend my time home cooking delicious food and sweets, enjoying movies or board games with friends. Looking forward to sharing my home with you on your next getaway!
****Please note that we require our guests to pay 25% of the booking total to us in advance of the booking to hold your room (on top of the 15% service fee paid to Homestay.com)****
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Central downtown location with multiple bus stops all within 1 or 2 blocks from apartment. Restaurants, Shopping, Grocery stores are no more then a 5 minute walk away.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Please note that we require our guests to pay 25% of the booking total to us in advance of the booking to hold your room (on top of the 15% service fee paid to Homestay.com)
***Check-out is 11am and Check-in is 3pm
General cleaning habbits such as:
1. Wash your dishes after use
2. Keep your room clean
3. Keep common areas tidy
4. No sleep overs
Smoking is allowed on the balcony.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Alberto is a super host, he gives good addresses in Vancouver and his flat is cosy !
I stayed at alberto's place when the COVID crisis became. Alberto has been very kind, helpful and understanding with me in this situation. He is a very nice homestay. Very good localisation apartment, very clean and comfortable.
I highly recommend Alberto !
Alberto was an excellent host: sympathetic, polite, friendly, and had good humor. Alberto knows the city very well and gave me excellent tips for restaurants, cafes, markets, and landmarks.
The room was spacious with a comfortable bed. The apartment has a fully available kitchen, which was always very clean. Alberto's home is right at the heart of downtown. You can walk everywhere, including Stanley Park.
I definitely recommend staying with Alberto
Alberto was really cool. The location of the apartment is great, near Robson Street.
Alberto is a very nice man, who has many recommendations for you concerning Vancouver in case you need. His apartment is located very centrally surrounded by many trees. It's very quiet, so you can get good sleep. Everything is clean, the room contains a queensized bed with a very comfortable matress!
Staying with Alberto was a fantastic experience. He was easy to reach before I arrived, and he gave me all the directions as well once I arrived in Vancouver on how to get to him. In terms of staying with him, I had a ball. The room was specious with a huge bed. It was very comfortable as well. Even the towels were better than hotel quality. It was right at the heart of downtown off Robson Street. You can walk it everywhere. I went out one night and walked it back at around 2am with no worries of getting a taxi. Alberto was also great at giving me his time. Each night we spent time talking to one another and getting to know each other which was great. We had a lot of laughs and a drink together most nights. He also has a map in his head of where the best places in Vancouver are, from restaurants to bars. He even told me about the hockey game and what the best website was to get a cheap ticket which was great. There is also a laundry, gym, sauna and a pool (summer only). It was sad saying bye when I left as I loved staying with him as it was a blast. Highly recommend staying with Alberto as you won’t find a better host. Thank you Alberto and all the best. See you next time I’m in Vancouver!
Alberto is a great host who knows his town in and out and where to see the most of it. If you ask him he will always help you.
Our stay at Alberto‘s was great right from the beginning! Great location, cozy room, nice apartment, very clean and everything to find what’s needed! Alberto is very sociable and a great guy to talk to. Very knowledgeable about Vancouver and the area and he has always tips where to go or what to do when you need some inspiration for your day.
We definitely recommend staying with Alberto and will do so again whenever we come back to Vancouver!
We had a great experience with Alberto! The room and the apartment are very clean and nice. Alberto knows very well the city! Thanks again for all the tips and sharing the restaurant and the bike rental addresses.
Alberto is the perfect host! He is really sympathic, helpful, courteous and organised. He was well prepared with maps and recommendations and gave us great tips. The room and the whole apartment was clean and we felt comfortable. All in one - it was a great stay and we can absolutely recommend to stay at this place!
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.