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Townhouse that houses controversial North Vancouver hostel appears to be up for sale

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WATCH: North Vancouver owner of illegal Oasis hostel lists townhouse for sale – Nov 21, 2018

The infamous Oasis House Hostel in North Vancouver has another listing online.

However, this time, it’s not for short-term rentals. It seems owner Emily Yu is putting her townhouse up for sale.

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Neighbours are skeptical.

“Seems more like a bit of a show versus actually commitment to sell,” said Erin Wasney.

Yu has been embroiled in a legal battle with both her strata and the City of North Vancouver after converting her home into a 14-bed hostel.

She was recently found in contempt for disobeying a B.C. Supreme Court order to stop all short-term rentals.

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Neighbours said it appeared she was back in business recently, however, and neighbour Chris Stoker said he saw people with suitcases leaving Yu’s townhome.

He alleges the trio confirmed they were guests of Yu’s hostel.

Yu denies the reports.

“These are rumours and I really don’t have time for the rumours,” she said.

Globalnews.ca coverage of Oasis Hostel

Neighbours are still skeptical of the listing because there are no “for sale” signs and the sparse listing with no pictures is asking for $1.1 million for the split-level unit.

“Going for that house?” Neighbour Chris Stoker Asked. “I don’t know. It’s about 30 per cent over the prices that’s going around here right now.”

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Units in the same complex have recently sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars less.

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In a call to the listings agent, Elvis Ng, his assistant told Global News he could not provide any information on when there might be an open house or any further information on the listing.

Yu could not be reached for comment at this time.