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SameSun Backpacker Lodge - Vancouver Reviews

1018 Granville St, Vancouver, Canada

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88%

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2245 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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91%

friendly staff, nice travellers, quite cosy atmorsphere, great breakfast!


86%

Jamie is the best! The supposed to be fire dancing and lantern night turned out to be something more of a pagan ritual and two lone lanterns set off. But Jamie and Jessie and the awesome guests made it a side splitting experience! Got my voice back two days later but it was worth it. Christmas in Vancouver was totally worth it!

  • 22nd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


71%

The hostel was orderly and straitforward. Heating and bedding weren't great, but they weren't unberable. The women's facilities were broken on two floors, but I think this was simply low priority because of the off season. I'd stay here again in uncertainty, but there wasn't anything here that would draw me back over a possible competitor. The community spaces didn't tend to draw conversation among strangers, and nothing was overly remarkable.


97%

Read the reviews for Samesun before booking. Other than the Gaps between the doors in toilet and shower cubicles. I found my first Hostel experience awesome. All Hostel staff were helpful if you wanted anything. Hostel staff had walking tours everyday for certain sights around the City or you could get tickets to the hockey games. The best experience was going to the Hockey and "The Great Plunge" as part of the Hostel Crew. Met an awesome ANZAC contingent of guests who make the place happen.

  • 20th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

I loved staying at this hostel. GREAT communal area both downstairs at the beaver bar and upstairs in the kitchen. I will definitely be back!


71%

The Location of the hostel is great! I also liked that there is a bar in the Basement and that breakfast is included in the Price. I stayed in a 4-bed dorm. The room was average, but the bedsheets and pillows were just gross. They looked really old and were badly stained.


100%

hands down one of the best hostels i've ever stayed at. prime location, clean rooms and bathrooms, very secure, cheap bar, and super super SUPER awesome/helpful staff. also, the breakfast is free and good (bagels, toast, muffins, fruit, coffee, juice, all dat gud gud) and the atmosphere was great. met a ton of chill, young, goodlooking people. so if you are chill, young, and goodlooking, this hostel is the place for you!!!

  • 15th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
And the staff are chill, young and goodlooking too!

63%

Bad points : location, you can`t walk 1 minute in the street without someone begging for money. Showers and toilets have huge gaps around doors. The code to enter the rooms changes daily. but anyone can get it from the reception, same for luggage storage key. Good points: good staff, bar and events, clean.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello and thanks for the feedback. We are located in Vancouver's Entertainment District which is fantastic for bars, restaurants and clubs. Like all west coast cities, Vancouver does attract a large amount of street people, but they are all completely harmless. With our building we do not allow anyone in without a room key, so if we don't recognize them, we check keys and ID when needed. All of our bathrooms are undergoing renos this winter so that will help your concerns there. Safe travels!

100%

Definitely one of my favourite hostels. Awesome location, super friendly staff with heaps of local knowledge, clean spacious rooms and other facilities. Not to mention the beaver bar with cheap food and drinks and an awesome atmosphere. Its a great way to met new people. Especially when travelling alone. Ive stayed here a few times before and keep coming back. Highly recommend this place to anyone coming through vancouver!


97%

Place very clean, except the pillows and duvets smelled a bit - I'm not sure how often they are washed. The rest of the facility is very clean. Excellent breakfast, superb location, and great staff. Highly recommend


91%

Good location. contains own bar. busy hostel with a lot of Australians on way to ski season. good atmosphere without being too loud in rooms.


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.


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