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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Samesun vancouver is a hostel with it all. Ive stayed her twice and would stay again and again. Friendly staff, bar with cheep food and nightly activies) fantastic continental breakfast- bagels toast VEGEMITE fruit, oats coffee and tea, clean hostel room, common room big kitchen, right in centre city! Cheap tours to attractions run by hostel staff. Fantastic! so many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I just came from Australia on a 'work and travel' Visa - we had been recommended to stay at the Samesun Backpackers by a previous traveller and it was the best advise we have been given. We flew straight into Vancouver and already it was just a short ride to Downtown. It's near everything we needed! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely staff and people. Great for meeting friends if you're traveling solo. It's also in a fantastic location downtown walking distance to everything you need... Chemist, food, bars, pubs etc The hostel has its own little bar which is great for solo travellers. Housekeeping is maintained everyday and it is a relatively clean hostel. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 5 nights here in May 2015 and I'd go back in a heart beat. Beds were comfy I was in a four bed dorm (no road traffic), showers are hot with good water pressure, great breakfast (bagels, toast, fruit), big kitchen, clean facilities, helpful staff and awesome free guided tours and hikes everyday! And of course met lots... More 

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

The corridor entrance smells of piss. The bunk beds are very squeaky and move all over the place, difficult to get a good night's sleep. The staff were quite friendly. There are no locks provided with the lockers in the rooms which is pretty poor. All in all average.

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

Hello, Thanks for your feedback. Locks are available to purchase at the front desk if you like, and we also have a safe that is free to use. Alternatively, if you have your own lock, you can use that. With regards to the bunk beds, we do tighten them weekly, so I will double check your room. As for the... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for an area to go out and drink it might be ideal. For people like me who do not and prefer nicer, more relaxing places, that is not the right location. breakfast was good, buffet style, with a very nice fruit salad.

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel has a good vibe, nice staff, cool bar but the rooms themselves are tiny, very basic, many sharing pretty horrible bathrooms. All in all the place needs an upgrade. It is pretty central but the area can seem a little seedy.

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Prince George
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would definitely stay there again. There was nothing to worry about. The guy at the front desk even brought my luggage in my room. The bar downstairs is also top and fun!!! Highly recommended!!!!!!!

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with three friends for the weekend to Vancouver and had a great stay at Samesun! It was our first time staying at a hostel and we had an awesome time! We arrived way before check-in time and had no issues dropping off our bags in the luggage room. Desk attendants were very friendly and helpful, the room was clean,... More 

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Windsor, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed at this hostel twice, and have enjoyed each stay! Great place to stay if you're in downtown Vancouver and the Beaver Bar is such a great place to meet other travelers. It was Trivia night when we stayed in April and we had lots of fun! Will definitely stay here again when I'm in the area again. :)

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