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SameSun Backpacker Lodge

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1.5 of 5
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1018 Granville St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1L5, Canada (Formerly Global Village Backpackers)
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great hostel. Cool and friendly bar and amenities. Stayed in a small but tidy room. Awesome location in to walk just up the road to the main bars, shopping and restuarants. The staff were helpful and friendly. Will definately visit again :)

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've stayed here twice! This place is in the best location, close to all the bars, clubs, and other entertainment. The staff are friendly and it's nice having the bar downstairs for drinks and what not.

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Thank annasunshine99
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Reception are organised and very helpful. I had a very pleasant and safe stay. Rooms are clean and tidy also. Great location close to train and bus stations. Reception open 24 hours which is super convenient!

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Thank bridgetp632
Perth
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location and free breakfast options. The hostel has a good range of tours and activities daily for you to partake in and the downstairs bar is a good spot to meet people. Would definitely stay again.

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York, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This hostel is clean, the staff are friendly and the breakfast is one of the best hostel breakfasts I've had, the muffins and bagels are warm, there's fresh fruit and bread, tea, coffee and juice. It's right in the centre on granville st so it's close to everything, including the night life. If you're on a budget this is a... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Room security is poor, locks battered and barely hold door shut, not the safest vibe to the place, inconvenient rotation of front door code, only stairs for all levels, be prepared to carry your luggage up a few flights - front desk incredibly helpful however.

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Thank makerester
petegas78, Manager at SameSun Backpacker Lodge, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for the feedback. Your timing on this review is spot on actually, as we are in the process of installing key card locks for the entire building. This should be done over the next couple of months. Our front desk is meant to offer to carry all bags up the stairs so apologies for that but I... More 

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

4 bed dorm was pretty good for a hostel, not too noisy when your tired and want sleep but a great bar downstairs. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Free breakfast was awesome!! I would recommend staying here.

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Thank Nicole S
Vancouver, British Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hostel with excellent staff who will make your stay memorable. Forget about any other hostel or hotel, this us the best in Vancouver. Thank you guys for making my stay great. I wish you all the best

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to Vancouver on a extreme budget...but with all the activities every day of the week the hostel offers...I had a better experience than expected. Paola our tour guide was very helpful when we went to Lynn canyon. I enjoyed my stay very much. I was planning to just stay one night but ended up staying my whole trip.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had booked a room through booking.com we arrived around 1930 to check in. I was asked for ID, I provided my drivers licence, Canadian, I'm a British/Canadian citizen. I was told because it was a Canadian driving license we couldn't stay at the hostel!??????? But why I asked, because it's in the small print you can't stay at a... More 

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petegas78, Manager at SameSun Backpacker Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, I would just like to clarify that like most hostels we cannot accommodate anyone with a local ID. Canadians are fine, but you must be from outside the Lower Mainland (Vancouver) area. Cheers, Pete More 

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Staying in Granville Street

Neighborhood Profile
Granville Street
Granville Street spans many, multiple city blocks and has become so fastidiously known for its nightclubs and watering holes that it's fondly nicknamed the city's 'Entertainment District.' Friday and Saturday nights are the most popular and lively, with young revelers taking to the streets in droves and keeping the party going until late. Granville Street, being mostly open to pedestrian-only traffic, has a healthy social life along its main thoroughfares, even outside of its cafes and pubs, spilling onto the sidewalks. The locals are chatty, the shops at its expansive Pacific Centre Mall are trendy, and the whole area seems to be on a sugar rush: in a good way. Exuberance and camaraderie classify this neighbourhood.
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