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SameSun Backpacker Lodge - Vancouver Reviews

1018 Granville St, Vancouver, Canada

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89%

Rating
2182 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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89%

Samesun is a great hostel to stay at for Downtown Vancouver - the staff are friendly and helpful, the facilities are clean, the place is safe and the hostel even runs daily activities to get you into the swing of Vancouver. While it is a very social hostel and has a popular bar downstairs, there is not a lot of noise.


91%

Staff was helpful and friendly. Great breakfast- fully stocked and fresh fruit. Had a dorm and it was clean even though small. The downstairs bar is cool because they do super cheap dinner and drinks and is a fun way to start a crazy night out in the city. I walked to everything (in the city of Vancouver) to see. Wifi signal was sometimes intermittent (everyone sat in hallway to get). Large place, fun, busy, well kept. Great experience.


86%

After an incorrect date booking I emailed the hostel to request the date change which was done almost immediately with no additional costs. All staff were extremely friendly, the location was very easy to find and a short walk of approx 10 mins from the train station. The hostel has numerous activities arranged for all nights of the week so is perfect for all, especially those travelling alone and wishing to meet people.


80%

Good hostel, would of been nice if they supplied towels. Otherwise it is perfect and we'll located.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, We do supply towels free of charge, just ask the front desk for one. Cheers! Pete

74%

I think the equipment is a bit obsolete now. I was sleeping in the bottom bed and everytime the girl on the top bed was moving, my own bed was shaking. Besides, the shower are a bit old and even if they are clean, they don't look this way and it seems funny in the bathroom. The toilets were not that clean also unfortunately.


97%

What a great hostel! Cozy and welcoming inside, but it the middle of downtown Vancouver. Would highly recommend!

  • 14th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

great location right in the centre of vancouver downtown - right near skytrain and buses, beaver bar is pretty cool palce to meet people too. free breakfast is always good and staff are super helpful will def stay again


83%

It was very convenient, easy to locate, nice staff, very helpfull. Nice breakfast. Kitchen and bathrooms seem to be clean regularly. For my first days in Canada it was very good!


97%

I was ill, but still had a great time and the staff were awesome ! Great vibe amongst the general people staying. Would defo italy go back and have recommended.


100%

I had a great stay at this hostel. Everything was clean and orderly. The atmosphere was great! One of the best hostels I've stayed in

  • 8th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

I can't emphasize enough how awesome this hostel is! The location is perfect - bars, restaurants and shopping literally right outside the door. Everyone was super friendly and the hostel had a really cool vibe to it. They offer cheap, nightly specials in the restaurant downstairs which really help when you're traveling on a budget. Overall, great place! It will definitely be my go-to when I come back!

  • 8th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Excellent location, right downtown and really close to the central skytrain station, really friendly and helpful staff, excellent initiatives such as free excursions and thematic evenings at the pub, amazing breakfast with real fruit and gluten-free options available! It could be cleaner and facilities might need to be improved/refurbished, but they are still reasonably OK. Toilettes and shower were clean regularly. Great value for money.

  • 7th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

I was very thankful for the bathroom cleaning twice a day. The location is perfect. The staff was incredibly knowledgable and friendly. The security was solid with the keypad and after hours key check. The kitchen facilities were fantastic. The movie room, although I didn't use it, was a very nice addition. This was the best hostel experience I have had. THANKS!


94%

I loved my stay here! Next time I'm in van I'm coming back. I tad noisy as it is right in the middle of the entertainment district, it's definatly for a younger crowd. Everyone was incredibly friendly and the free breakfast was an awesome way to start a day of adventuring- which the staff are happy to help you plan. The building is large and aged, but has a colorful and fun repurposed feel that I loved. Would absolutely recommend!!


83%

Great staff-- friendly, helpful & very accommodating. Love: big lockers, light & ledge at each bed, decent thickness mattresses & pillows, free towel, plentiful hot water with great pressure. Also, for being a very large establishment, was surprisingly quiet through the night. WiFi could use improvement, but was sufficient. I thoroughly enjoyed the stay. Great Caesar at Beaver!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Good on you for trying a Caesar. It's like a Bloody Mary, but on steroids. Cheers! Pete

100%

Best backpackers I've stayed to date.


97%

This place was great to stay at. The staff make you feel welcome and have things organised so fellow travellers can make the most of their stay in Vancouver. The free breakfast was one of the best around in the hostels that I stayed in. Security was excellent and whenever I went somewhere in the hostel you always saw someone cleaning. The street that the hostel is on is central, although has quite a few homeless people around, but that can't be avoided in any city you go to. Great place to stay.


94%

The stay was great, their free breakfast was exactly what every poor travellor needs.

  • 2nd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

I loved every minute of my stay. I will definitely be coming back. The staff were very helpful and the bar staff were amazing

  • 1st Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Was really nice :)


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