|Posted by clanders on Mar 23, 2007
|All I can say to you is stay away from East Hastings st. (Hastings & Main) unless you want to be bombarded by crack addicts and prostitutes!
Its definitely not the safest area of Vancouver.
I'm sure any hostel away from that area would be fine.... but I'm unable to recommend anything specific since I never stayed in one....but I did live there for 8 months.
If you get a private room in a hostel you could probably leave your laptop safely there, locked from everyone else. There may also be lockers provided.