FAQs

What amenties and service does the B&B provide?

We do not provide daily housekeeping.  We provide light housekeeping every 4 days.

There is ample free street parking with no time restriction.  Basic rules even without being posted, such as a vehicle must be parked in the direction of traffic, still must be followed. 

No.  Our kitchen is for our private use.  There is a kitchenette for guests to share.  Guests are free to purchase prepared foods at the nearby supermarket and use the microwave in the kitchenette.   Please leave food waste in the kitchenette instead of in your room.   

The B&B guests share the kitchenette.  Please use it between 7 am to 10 pm.   The kitchenette has a bar fridge, a bar sink with instant hot water and a microwave.   There are basic cutlery, dishes and cups in the cupboards.  You can find complimentary tea bags, instant coffee and hot chocolate in the dining room.  For everyone’s enjoyment, please wash your dishes after use.  
 

We do not have washer/dryer for guests to use.  The closest laundromat is Great West Laundromat at 2955 W. 4th Avenue. If you do not wish to spend the time on going to the laundromat, we do offer a wash and fold service at $10 per load.  

We subscribe to a basic cable TV package.  If your favourite show is not in one of the channels, we provide free wi-fi and you can watch it online on your own device.

All about Money

The rates include Wi-Fi, full breakfasts between April – October and cereal and fruit between Nov – March.  We reserve the right to assess extra charges for any damages to the property. 

We accept credit cards, cash and e-transfers from Canadian banks.  For cash and e-transfers, we pass on a 3% saving to you.

We collect 16% taxes regardless method of payment. For cash and e-transfer from Canadian banks, we pass on a saving of 3%.

We prefer Canadian dollars but we will accept US dollars.  The exchange rates will not be the highest you can find. To give a rough idea – if the exchange rate is $1 US to $1:28 Canadian, you get $1.25.  If it was $1.31, you get $1.3.  We do not round up the exchange rates.  Please note that we do not get the online exchange rates posted online.  Banks and currency exchanges rates are usually a few percents lower.

About the breakfast....

Vegetarian and gluten-free breakfasts are available upon request with a two-days notice.  If your allergy is severe or if you have multiple lighter allergies or preferences, please bring your own special breakfast.  We are not comfortable cooking for strict diets as we are not trained to do. 

From April to October, we offer items such as omelets, French toast or bacon and eggs.   In addition, there is always yogurt, fruit and cold cereal.  From November – March, there is cold cereal and fruit.

We serve full breakfasts between 8 – 9 am between April – October in the dining room.

Linda and Jenny run the Vancouver Traveller Bed and Breakfast. As Linda is the only one cooking, breakfast time is restricted to 8-9  am. It’s best if you avoid Jenny’s cooking…unless you are very brave, have very good medical coverage or don’t mind many variety of toasts as your breakfast. In the low-season, cereals and milk are available the whole day.
 

Is it...?

No to both questions due to allergies.

We do our very best to provide a quiet environment for sleep at night.  There is double drywall and double insulation between the rooms.  The quiet hours is between 10 pm to 7 am.  We do not accept infants or young children as they may cry at night.  But, we still cannot guarantee that it is quiet enough for you as there are many variables that we have no control over.

The B&B is not quiet during the day as the family lives in the house.  We vacuum, clean, talk and watch TV in normal volumes  (Linda was a soprano and Jenny has a good set of lungs).  Linda teaches piano and music in the dining room.  In short, we are not noisy but we are not quiet either during the day time.

Vancouver Traveller bed and breakfast is in Vancouver west side’s Kitsilano/Arbutus area. We have walked at night and parked on the street for years with no incidents. However, we cannot guarantee your personal nor your car’s safety as the issues are beyond our control.

Sorry but no outside shoes allowed in the house.  You are welcome to wear the slippers the B&B provides or bring your own.

All about Time - Check-in, Check-out

Check-in is flexible so please check with us.   If the room is not ready when you arrive, you are welcome to leave your luggage in the living room so you can visit the city without the burden of suitcases.  No valuables in luggage please. 

It is possible to check-in late provided you are considerate and use common sense – speak quietly, walk softly and most importantly, have showers in the morning If you must have showers, then please keep them very short in consideration of other guests’ comfort If you have lots of luggage, please prepare a small overnight bag to bring to your room and leave the big bags in the living room until the morning.

Our official check-out time is 11 am.  If your flight is later in the day, you are welcome to leave your luggage in the living room after check-out.  No valuables please.   

No.  You will have keys to your room and to the main door so you can come and go as necessary.  However, the B&B rooms are all on the same floor so we ask you to be considerate of others and be extra quiet during the quiet hours of 10 pm – 7 am.  

Reservation and Cancellation Policy

The folks at Vancouver Traveller Bed and Breakfast have trusting souls and and rely on the old fashion fashion honour system in accepting reservations.  Once your plans are finalized and you have firmly decided to stay with us, all you need is to email the full names of each guest in your party, your phone number, address and an estimated arrival time.  In case you are curious, yes, the old fashion honour systems works – not perfectly but it works. 

Please note that we rely on honour system in accepting reservations so please make the reservation after your travel plans are finalized and you have firmly decided to stay with us.   A minimum two-week notice is necessary for cancellation or changes.  Less than two weeks’ notice will incur a fee equal to one night’s stay.   Same day cancellation will incur a fee equal to a minimum two night stay and up to half of the reservation.

Although the official cancellation period is two weeks, please give us as much as notice as possible if your travel plans change.  We are a very small establishment and cancellation/no-shows have a huge negative impact on us.  We may have turned down requests for bookings based on your reservation so plenty of notice of any changes on your part is greatly appreciated.