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SameSun Backpacker Lodge - Vancouver Reviews

1018 Granville St, Vancouver, Canada

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86%

Rating
1991 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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97%

Great welcome. Helpful staff. 4 bedded room was comfortable.As a more mature person was made to feel one of the gang. Good quiz in evening!

  • 18th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

The staff was very helpful and nice. It was great that the hostel had a bar, and organized daily activities. The rooms however were a bit cramped. I stayed in a 6 person bedroom, but it was extremely small. The bathrooms, were great, showers had hot water and nice pressure. The location is also really good, its close to a metro station and its literally in the middle of all the pubs, so there are plenty of places to go drink. I had a good time, and look forward to visiting again!


57%

Its good for group travellers to stay, but not recommend to individual traveller. I got stolen in this hostel, which makes me very angry and the staff seems dosen't care at all. Also the bathroom is really occupied in the morning because there aer only two toilets and two basins in the male washing room...in addition.. you can't use it from 7:30-8:30 am because of hotel cleaning.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, We did look hard for your towel but couldn't find it anywhere. Perhaps it ended up in someones laundry by mistake? In any case we will still let you know if it turns up. Our bathroom cleaning times in the morning are 6:30-7:30, but it is only one floor at a time, so there are still several other washrooms you can use. Hope you enjoyed Vancouver regardless. Cheers Pete

57%

The building seemed very old. Could use some new paint and the washrooms need a lot of love. Wash room “clean up time” is in the morning for an hour. Not the best time. Mainly very unhappy with the price and the way it is advertized on the website. It is super unclear as how the rooms actually work. we made plans for 3 days and booked. I had made an error on the travel date and called in to fix it. When I spoke to the person on the phone I informed them it was going to be 4 people for 3 days. When we got t

  • 13th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Sorry to hear you had difficulties using the Hostelworld website. It looks like we had everything all good for your booking in a 6 bed room for 4 people. Were you thinking there would be no one else in the room? Hope you enjoyed Vancouver regardless. Cheers Pete

83%

Please put a chair in rooms for those on the top bunks. I hate putting shoes on sitting on the floor. Good hostel


97%

Granville street has a lot of homeless groups but aside from that it is a great location and an awesome hostel


97%

besides the bunks squeaking profusely everything you moved, the place was excellent.

  • 3rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

I came in there with my best friend and we LOVE IT!! we'd be back to visit way more often now! P.s.... That lamb burger BLEW MY MIND!


100%

The atmosphere at the hostel was amazing. Everyone was nice and it's a place where you meet a lot of new interresting people. It's a big mixing pot of cultures, which makes it amazing.

  • 31st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Thoroughly enjoyed stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Very knowledgable of area. Excellent breakfast and good value meals.

  • 30th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Fantastic location, amazing brekky bagels, fun activities and buzzing atmosphere. You'll meet both old and new friends here.


94%

great location, super clean and friendly.


80%

It was a lively environment, although I did not get to be in the same room as my partner (it was a very busy weekend.) Overall it was a good stay for a younger crowd looking for a little excitement.

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


94%

Loved the daily social activities and the social environment created by the in house bar and restaurant. Great value and great fun hostel.


91%

Great place to stay. Always busy, easy to meet people. Staff always willing to help. Good location. Wifi gets annoying having to log in all the time, but generally good. Met some great friends in my week stay here.


69%

Decent enough for a short stay. Staff are helpful and knowledgeable and the 24/7 access is useful. The rooms were pretty dark and gritty and bathrooms likewise, they could certainly do with improving and refurbishing. Free breakfast is ok, nothing that special. They do make sure you can have fun here though, there are activities, tours, day trips organised by the hostel that will keep you busy and meeting others which is always nice when you're travelling solo


91%

Overall a much nicer than average hostel. Only complaint I have is the super soft saggy beds but other than that a great place.


80%

The hostel is right on the party mile. Clubs and bars next to it. Atmosphere was good.


91%

Great place, in a good location. Easy to meet other people in the bar downstairs and quite a few activities organized by the hostel. Rooms are a little cramped.


89%

Stayed here for 4 nights in total over a week and would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Downtown Vancouver. Very clean and well maintained. Great price and free breakfast every morning which was great


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