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$1,450 for 200 square feet apartment in Gastown

A 200 sq ft. furnished micro apartment above the Metropole Pub in Gastown is listed for rent on Craigslist for an astonishing $1,450 per month.

The tiny apartment has been listed for nearly a month on the site, and is one of several “furnished, renovated, micro-studio apartments on the top floor at the historic Metropole Building.”

200 square foot studio
Craigslist ad for 200 square feet furnished studio in Gastown, renting for $1,450 per month. Credit: Craigslist

The self-contained suite — which is the same size as a one-car garage — has a small bar fridge and hot plate, as well as a private bathroom with 3/4 tub and shower.

In the basement’s communal laundry room, you’ll find new washers and dryers and 42″ TV and foosball table to keep entertained while you keep an eye on your laundry.

Metropole facade
The Metropole has been recently renovated. Credit: Craigslist
Metropole kitchne
Kitchen area. Credit: Craigslist
Shelving. Credit: Craigslist
Bar fridge and hot plate
Bar fridge and hot plate. Credit: Craigslist
Bathroom. Credit: Craigslist
Living area with bed
The 200 square feet studio apartment in Gastown is furnished and listed for rent for $1,450 per month. Credit: Craigslist
Laundry room with foosball table
Laundry room at the Metropole. Credit: Metropole Studios

All applicants for this apartment must prove income, provide past landlord and personal references, and pay their monthly rent by electronic fund transfer. Six to 12 month leases will be considered.

The building on Abbott Street, across from the Woodward’s Development, was recently renovated and its brick façade restored. It was formerly an SRO and is home to the Metropole Pub.

Rental apartment prices in Metro Vancouver recently hit an all-time high, with rent for the average one-bedroom apartment reaching $2,090 a month, according to Padmapper.

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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