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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed for 2 nights in June 2015; 4-bed all female dorm Pros: - conveniently located at the heart of Vancouver - friendly staff, able to provide the most straight forward, no frills kind of answers (perfect!) - offers an array of activities - both inside and outside of the lodge. e.g. kayaking (you just need to pay for the cost... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can start off by saying the hostel itself is good overall Breakfast was generous and for the most part fresh. The staff, again for the most part, willing to help and nice. The rooms, like other reviews have already stated, very stuffy. Better ventilation is needed throughout the entire building. I did not have time to participate in any... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am surprised by the number of positive reviews for this hostel!! I have travelled extensively and I have to say this is one of the worst hostels I have stayed in. The four bed and six bed dorm room are tiny with hardly any room to move. The rooms are extremely stuffy at night with no air con and... More 

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

Hello and thanks for your feedback and thanks for emailing me back as well with the email I sent you. Vancouver has been unseasonable warm this June, and we do have individual fans for each bed and standup fans in the room to help combat this. We do have bathrooms and showers on other floors as well. Each floor has... More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this hostel! The staff are super friendly and helpful, the Beaver bar has really good value food & beer and the daily activity schedule is a really excellent addition...I joined one and it was a really fun day. Location is good in the heart of downtown....there are a lot of 'interesting characters' hanging out on Granville Street but... More 

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Lytham St Annes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice rooms (though very warm during the day but individual fans by each bed made sleeping fine) and bathrooms okay. The common room, bar downstairs and hostel activities were great, it was a really social hostel and I had a great time. Definitely would stay here again! Great location and Vancouver itself was a brilliant city.

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for 2 nights at Samesun and thought the value for money was great. Staff were really friendly, even carrying my suitcase up to my room when I first arrived. Get around the evening activities & rock up to dinner on your own, they sit you on tables with other people which is a nice way of meeting others.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall for the value pricing this is a good place to stay... better than many hostels. Massive capacity ! Great Service ! Great Place ! The food/beer was good ! Everyone is so nice in Canada, Wow had a great time !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for the first week or so after I arrived in Vancouver. It's great for a hostel, very friendly and helpful staff, very clean, with all the amenities you need. It has a great communal area on the first floor, with a pool table, sofas, dining area, plenty of sockets, vending machines, a quiet dark room, laundry facilities,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had such a great stay in the Samesun! Very clean, good wifi, in all areas, a big common area with a pool table, awesome activities, comfortable beds and friendly staff :) Will definitely stay there again!!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a good place to go to if you're traveling on your own. Such a great atmosphere in the hostel. It felt safe and extremely social. Free tours were offered most days which made meeting people even easier plus allowing you to visit parts of the city you probably wouldn't have gone to otherwise. I would definitely come back to... More 

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