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SameSun Backpacker Lodge - Vancouver Reviews

1018 Granville St, Vancouver, Canada

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87%

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2446 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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63%

The hostel was well placed for attractions but it lives in a pretty grimey, tacky part of town that I'm in no hurry to visit again. This place was so overpriced; there were two computers (one as broke) and it was a dollar per half hour, the rooms were cramped, the place was BAKING HOT and the fans were total rubbish. It was full of lads on boozy holidays so if you're not into that, avoid this place. There are three showers per floor so expect a queue in the morning. Breakfast was good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello and thanks for the feedback. We are located right in the heart of the Entertainment District on Granville St. This is where a lot of the nightlife happens in the city but I can assure people it is a very safe part of town. Really the whole city is very safe. While you were here the FIFA Women's World Cup was going on which brought in quite a few groups of revellers, but overall it was a very fun time for us! Cheers, Pete

86%

Good hostel. Close to transport and food. Nice common room and kitchen. Rooms were very hot and stuffy and while there is a fan it does nothing to cool you down if you are on a top bunk. Glad only stayed there one night


91%

The breakfast is very good!!


83%

It was very hot so the windows were open to the street--so it was very loud too! Didn't get much sleep. So I wouldn't recommend it during a heat wave unless you're a hardly sleeper. My room faced the street, so maybe it wasn't so bad elsewhere in the building.

  • 29th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

This place was great, real chilled out vibe. We meet heaps of cool people that we actually want to stay in contact with, Nice place, and a bar and food down stairs. What more could you ask for a hostel?

  • 28th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

This hostel is the perfect loction for lone travellers as the atmosphere is great and it is easy to meet new people. In terms of the sociability, this is the best hostel that I have ever stayed in. The bar area and the activities are great for meeting people. The location is central. The only downsides are that the bathroom facilities don't offer much privacy and the ventilation is pretty poor, so it's quite hot and sweaty in the corridors and dorms.


91%

The staff was helpful, the breakfast was good (baggels, bread, cream cheese, strawberry jam, fruit, coffee, milk, etc), the washrooms were clean and the common area was big and confortable. The only con is that there are no air conditioning inside the rooms and they get very hot (at least during summer), which makes it really difficult to get a good night's sleep.


63%

This is a very VERY big hostel, which makes it kind of like a machine. Staff (besides the people at the lobby) didn't look very motivated to work there and while we where there some strange dude was walking around the hallways talking to himself an harrassing people. Staff didn't really seem to notice him and he ended up trashing someones room/walking around the hallway in the nude. Otherwise the breakfast was fine (though it ends a bit early) and the location is very good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello. Yes, that guy. He was gone in the morning. Sometimes there's that guy. Nobody wants that. I'm glad everything else was good! Cheers Pete

66%

Rooms were hot and stinky. Carpet was gross. Trash was overflowing in the women's restroom, and toilets wouldn't flush. Clearly, the hostel hasn't been taken care of. The folks at the front desk were lovely though.


69%

Our rooms where unbelievably hot!! I did not enjoy my sleep. I was on the 3rd floor and on the top bunk bed. It would've been nice to know before hand that the hostel did not have AC on all floors. Other than that the people were great and very friendly.

  • 26th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello and thanks for the feedback. Vancouver has been warmer than usual this June, which has been nice for all the events happening such as the FIFA Women's World Cup. We do have fans in the rooms and personal fans attached to all the beds to help combat this, as well as AC in our common rooms. I'm glad you enjoyed our staff, they are pretty lovely. =P Cheers! Pete

63%

+: Good wifi, breakfast, location, friendly stuff. -: Extra small rooms, no AC, just not enough space for so many peiple

  • 23rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Great location, staff, and atmosphere; however, it got super hot in the rooms. The building was like a green house and was hotter inside than the 30+ degree weather outside. There are fans in the rooms, but putting a couple AC units in the hallways would do wonders.

  • 23rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Very good breakfast, beds are very comfortable!, great location to start out in Vancouver, would recommend!


94%

The best backpackers I have ever stayed at. I met so many lovely people and the staff are so lovely. If I ever return to Vancouver I'll be staying here again. Breakfast is fab! :)


89%

Really your standard hostel with all the basics. Location was fantastic and there is a great bar/restaurant within the hostel called The Beaver which is set up for you to meet new people and try some great local beers! Would stay again.


94%

This place was excellent.run events every day,top notch brekkie,nothing is to much bother for them.clean everything in the building every day,it is something to see all the staff in action.works like clockwork.


100%

Very nice and safe place to stay

  • 20th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Hostel had great breakfast and the private room was spacious with a mini fridge and desk. The staff were really friendly and the bar downstairs had a daily meal special. Only complaint is that the room was quite hot but the room had 3 fans which did help.


83%

Amazing location. You can walk everywhere! It's totally a party hostel but the rooms are quiet for sleeping. It's a bit run down but everything works!


63%

⚫︎Location is very good! ⚫︎A personal locker is small...


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