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SameSun Backpacker Lodge - Vancouver Reviews

1018 Granville St, Vancouver, Canada

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87%

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2802 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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89%

Great location in the center of the night life. Very big and busy, so it's a little harder to meet people. Loud outside, so if you aren't into the party and drinking scene I would stay elsewhere. I had a great time here - loved the bar downstairs and the proximity to everything. Lots of hostel activities and great breakfast options for free! I wish I could have stayed longer and done some of the tours and seen more of nature. BRING SHOWER SHOES! It's pretty clean, shower shoes are a must.


91%

Great hostel, free breakfast was treat! Good location in the middle of Vancouver and the staff were all very helpful. Good bar, kitchen and common room and not too expensive.


74%

If you'd like to sleep, request a room not on the first floor. Other than the bar itself the loudest place in the hostel was my room, despite a plethora of signs about quiet hours after 11pm. On weekends the bar is open until 2pm and opens again at 7:30 for breakfast. When I asked if they could turn down the music they basically said that the bar was more important. They offered ear plugs but that didn't help.

  • 16th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello and thanks for the feedback. We do have night staff that enforce the quiet hours from 11pm to 7am. There are two on at a time and sometimes on weekends they can only be in so many places at once. The bar is not more important than a good sleep, and we are looking at some ways we can alleviate any of the noise coming through the floors. It's not a lot of noise, but I see how it could bother lighter sleepers. Cheers Pete

77%

Breakfast in the mornings is manic. Hard to get a table and sometimes stuff runs out. Great hostel to meet people. Daily activities and large common area upstairs. Showers were a bit lacklustre. Often full and water flow isn't the best.


71%

The location was excellent, really close to the City Centre Skytrain stop and Yaletown. I basically walked everywhere. Hostel had a bar with alright food - super convenient if you didn't feel like venturing out. The first night there were drunk people screaming in the hallway outside the room at like 2am for what felt like hours... The next night was totally quiet though so I don't know if the obnoxious people left, or the hostel staff talked to them. It wasn't the cleanest but good lockers.

  • 15th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Brilliant staff! They were so friendly and helpful!


77%

SameSun is a very big hostel, though since it has a good bar and common area, it's easy to meet people. A lot of the guests there seemed to be applying for jobs in the city though, and weren't interested in participating in activities. The rooms were a little cramped, but had lockers to stow away belongings. They were strict enough about security, and had a very good breakfast included.


83%

The Hostel is really big and it's easy to get to know other travellers :) supersuperfriendly staff and cool bar. A little bit to loud at night.

  • 13th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Samesun is one of those hostels that as soon as you step inside you think wow this was a good choice! The staff is superfriendly, the kitchen clean, the atmosphere on top AND probably the best hostel breakfast i have ever had! 10 points!


83%

Stayed overnight before heading to Whistler. Good location, 4 bed dorm small but comfy matress. Clean bathrooms and staff lovely.


94%

Absolutely loved this hostel. -Friendly staff willing to help (even carry your suitcase up the stairs) -fantastic facilities; Strong WIFI, hair dryer in room, multiple power points to charge your devices from your bed, fans/heaters, storage room, towels, soap in cubicles for showers, tv room to chill, sitting areas, pool table, downstairs bar with cheap meals. -central location, heart of the city. Close to night life, shopping, activities and main train station to airport (only $2.75).


83%

Good breakfast :)


86%

Before the door watcher comes in at night, people just let anyone next to the door in. Maybe watch that a little mote.


86%

Daily activities were a great way to meet new people. The daily specials at the beaver bar was fairly affordable.


94%

You simply can't help loving this place. The quality is high, though there are some small things that could be better, but the point is that this place is lovely and the staff is lovely ++. Simple as that


94%

Hostel was ideally located near all the shops and bars. It wasn't to far to walk to Stanley Park and there was lots of buses and near the sky tram


86%

Staff are super friendly and helpful especially with their organised day trips. Beaver bar great place to meet people and eat/drink. Breakfast was great. Rooms a little hot/noisy at night but good value for money


97%

We stayed one night in a dorm then two nights in a private room after a night elsewhere, very easy check in.We were able to put our large bags in overnight storage, which was very helpful.Private room was really nice and the sheets were amazing! The pub joined was brilliant- nightly dinner specials and all the other menu items were cheap. We ate there each night we stayed for convenience, price and it tasted good! Bathrooms were clean, but having them cleaned at 7am talking loud wasnt great


83%

Right in the heart of Granville st, the 'strip' of vancouver. So crazy on a Saturday night they close the st down. Great if you're there to party. Rooms are good, however mine had no closable window which im pretty sure would be some kind of safety risk??! Didn't notice it until last day. Staff are ok, i wouldn't say massively approachable, but one member did great give me the tip to go to linn canyon, which was a good day. Close to everything.


100%

Staff and location was excellent. For the price you are paying, you are getting a great room and a number of amenities. I had a great stay and would recommend to anyone else

  • 2nd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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