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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hostel is in a great location and really easy to get to by public transit. It is a huge hostel and they have managed to squeeze lots of rooms/beds into the building however this means that the rooms (especially the 6 bed dorms) are TINY and I mean really really small. This didn't really bother me but there wasn't... More 

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Trento, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Super well located, not cheap, staff is nice and helpfull, you are downtown on the main street! Rooms are small, noisy and the quality of your sleep is average! Is not a quite hostel bathrooms always crowded and the building is spreaded out! Breakfast is nice but you have to fight for move inside this area... I prefer smaller hostels... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location of this hostel is excellent, in a vibrant area of downtown on a street with regular buses to all different parts of the city and within walking distance to the central train station. This area does see all sorts wandering on the streets, and although I would consider it safe, I did witness some people injecting drugs right... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hostel was wonderful! There was always something to do, and the staff was always friendly and helpful. The free breakfast was very filling, and the location is great for walking around to city. I would definitely stay here again.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stu led a fantastic brewery tour and Kurt managed to control a large quantity of hostellers!! Loved the activities and atmosphere!! The bar deals were good and food was great also. The rooms were hot but I was able to sleep well - liked each person in the room had their own fan, lamp and ledge. Will visit again.

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Don't stay here if you can afford to spend a little more, especially if your not travelling alone. 6-bed rooms are cramped and uncomfortable and are the same size as the 4-bed rooms. I suspect its the same for the 8-beds. It was so uncomfortable that we left and booked another place.. losing our $200 in the process, but it... More 

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

Hello and thanks for your feedback. If you would like to contact us at vancouver@samesun.com I can look into your $200 loss as we always refund with 24 hours notice. Our 8 bed rooms are actually quite large as I'm sure anyone who has stayed in them can attest to. Our 6 beds are larger than our 4 beds, but... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say about Samesun Vancouver? The best hostel I have ever stayed in. The holy trinity of hostels is Staff, Location and Atmosphere and this place was 10 out of 10 in every department. If you are planning a trip to Vancouver this is the place to be. If you are already here but staying somewhere else then... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a lively and groovy place. Great location and rooms clean. Food and drink at bar reasonable. This is the place to be if you like loud and pumping music and don't mind noise. Price seems reasonable for Vancouver especially as I booked last minute. Staff very friendly. Would recommend for people looking for a fun and well located... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother and i stayed here for 3 nights this month. The staff are friendly and helpful, good location near the metro on what seems to be the main shopping street but some things could be improved - only 3 toilets a a showers per sex on each floor for about 16 rooms of people (not always clean) and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast is good, got bread, fruit, coffee & tea, muffin. But the room is very hot!! Couldn't sleep even turn the fan on, feel at least 9 degrees hotter than the street temperature! Staff is really friendly and helpful, good customer service.

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