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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have to say that I absolutely cannot understand why someone would give a bad review for this hostel. My friend and me (both aged 23) stayed here until today and everything was great. The breakfast was great and included something for every taste such as Bagels w/ cream cheese, various fruits, muffins and toast with jelly as well as... More

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Como, Italy
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stuff, clean rooms and bathrooms, well-situated in the heart of downtown, perfect for backpackers. Average breakfast. The only downside: room was very warm. Location is quite full of tramps, but usually this does not causes problems.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stephanie from downstairs took us to the beach. There was volleyball, Frisbee etc. We were even given towels from the hostel for the beach, which I thought was rather generous as many hostels charge you. We had a great time and Steph is a great person - also very professional! Certainly makes a difference when the staff themselves enjoy what... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

well-situated in the heart of downtown, which also means noisy, very hot in summer, but fans everywhere, even one per bed, very clean: both rooms and bathrooms, and a good breakfast; morning rush in girl bathrooms with line-ups

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the perfect backpackers in the best location on Granville st in downtown vancouver, between kitsilano and gastown... Recommend the private double bedroom which you pay extra for but worth it. Only downside in the noise but it's bearable with the fans on

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall great experience. Great staff, great service. Rooms are a little small, but convenient for those on the go. Every night at the beaver, there would be different events going on which were entertaining.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Samesun for 4 nights total. It was definitely a good price and I would stay here again. The rooms and bathrooms were kept very clean. All of the staff members were extremely nice and helpful- 2 in particular. Stephanie was a great tour guide on the Lynn Canyon hike, (which I would definitely recommend- it's free and... More

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the title says, its exactly what you want from a hostile: clean, happy staff and a good atmosphere. There is usually stuff going on downstairs most nights too. When I stayed there I was on my own and it being Canada, there was always someone to talk to.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed one night at the SameSun Backpacker Lodge. There are lots of stairs! A lot of stairs! Be wary! Rooms were quite small, not a lot of space to spread out, which was quite frustrating given that the lockers were tiny - a lot of the floor space was taken up by bags which couldn't be locked away. Better... More

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best thing about this hostel are the friendly staff and all of the amenities you could possibly need or want from a backpackers. We used the baggage storage overnight for a trip to Whistler and the staff were eager and helpful; the bathrooms and rooms are tidy and the fans on each bed make a big difference (especially when... More

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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
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — SameSun Backpacker Lodge 1.5*
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The largest hostel in downtown Vancouver with a central location in the entertainment district . We boast a clean environment with a great atmosphere and friendly staff. Everything you need in a hostel!Clean, comfortable, safe and fun - SameSun Vancouver is the place to stay in Vancouver! You get what you pay for in this city, so if you want the best experience for your stay in Vancouver, check out the #1 rated hostel in the city! ... more   less 
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