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SameSun Backpacker Lodge

1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   1018 Granville St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1L5, Canada (Formerly Global Village Backpackers) (Downtown)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having never stayed at a hostel before I didn't have high expectations of the Samesun. To be fair - you get what you pay for. Pro's Cheap - Bout $30 a night Right in the heart of Granville St - bars, restaurants, shops all within a min or 2 walk Beaver Bar is fun - tipping is incl in the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have to admit that, at first, I thought I had made a bad choice by staying at the Samesun. The corridors, my bedroom and the bathroom looked kinda old and not taken care enough. But the price was ok and the location was amazing, so I just ignored it. And after this bad first impression, I could notice that... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location really can't be beat if you want to be where the action of Vamcouver is. The staff is very nice and helpful. The activities arranged by the hostel every day are awesome! However, the beds have quite thin matresses which isn't that comfortable, and if your room is facing the street, you'll hear the street sounds a lot... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

hostel staff are really friendly and helpful, rooms and bathrooms constantly being cleaned and maintained, beaver bar downstairs has an event/theme every night and has a really friendly atmosphere! hostel is walking distance to heaps of locations and train stations. would stay here again and highly recommend for people travelling on a budge!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Samesun was a nice hostel, room was bright, beds were creaky but all in all was a good hostel. Then one night i was watching a movie in the movie room with some friends, then a guy that had been passed out in the movie room got up and started pissing on the couch we were all sitting on! I... More

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

Hello, With a title like that I'm surprised you didn't give us only 1 star! I'm looking into your incident further but from what I understand is the fellow wasn't staff with us. Still that's a pretty dumb thing for this person to do and say. Hopefully the rest of your stay was good and if you do come back... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great hostel, right in the heart of Granville street. The hostel has a great atmosphere, friendly staff, a great bar and the Netflix room is a nice place to relax after a day exploring downtown Vancouver or going on one of the hostels daily excursions. Definitely would stay here again!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 2 times now. The location is just awesome, it is in the middle of the clubbing area in Vancouver. That comes with some advantages, but also some disadvantages when you are staying in the front side of the building, it comes with some loud noises. I stayed here in weekends, and it is hard to let your... More

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

Hello and thanks for taking the time to write a review on us. Just letting everyone know that we do have new mattresses coming very shortly here so this should resolve your biggest issue. Towels are also on order, and the pillows we just replaced so I am going to have to look into that further. Cheers! Pete More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good location. A lot of restaurant, pubs around. Walking distance for all main attractions. Very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast is amazing, the best I had ever in any hostels in the world.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to base yourself in VC. This hostel is massive, soo many ppl which makes it easy to make friends. There are lots of good places to eat close by and they always have activities arranged throughout the week.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel was very clean, was right downtown and had a great/cheap bar attached! Didn't find the staff as helpful or friendly as most hostels, but they are a busy hostel so they may just not have as much time to talk. Great place to meet other travelers and socialize!

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Address: 1018 Granville St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1L5, Canada (Formerly Global Village Backpackers)
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — SameSun Backpacker Lodge 1.5*
Number of rooms: 270
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