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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lagos, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Very well run hostel in the best part of Vancouver. The breakfast is great, bathrooms were clean, rooms were good. The bar area is great for those looking to socialise as well as grab a bite. Staff were very helpful with advice, suggestions and visa stuff. Overall a very good hostel!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It is "The Place" if your looking for bounding with people. Cool and nice young atmosphere. Not recommended for romantics couple plans at all. A little bit too loud during nights, people getting back from parties, speaking loudly at the corridor.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The staff was great. Very friendly and resourceful. I had to call my mom when I landed, but I found out my phone wasn't working. They let me use the front desk phone without charging me to talk to my mom. The room was nice. The mattress was decent, but maybe bring or buy your own pillow because they aren't... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Stayed here for a whole week in a 4 bed shared dorm, and absolutely loved it! They have awesome daily activities so if your on your own it's easy to meet people! The amenities are good, the staff are lovely and the common room is awesome! Loved the Beaver Pub as well, they have $5 decent meals every night so... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

I wouldn't come back uncomfortable beds and bad wifi location is great if that's wat your after my room was small and noisy this is one of the least enjoyable hostels I have stayed at and I've been to allot

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

Hello and thanks for taking the time to review us. We are in the process of upgrading all of our mattresses so that should eliminate that problem. Our wifi was also recently upgraded, but as is the case in this day and age, that doesn't mean we won't need to do it again soon. I remember when people only had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in a private room as had some work stuff on me. Good room, clean bathroom, friendly staff and seems fairly secure for its central location. Bar downstairs is great to meet other travellers or watch spoet2. Very social place and super centrally located.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Stayed here 2 nights while house hunting, reception was very helpful with any information I needed even if it was wee hours of the morning, Andrew and Gracie at the bar were friendly and prompt service the 2 nights I dined at the beaver, Nate was helpful and provided some good local tips. Would defiantly stay there again.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The location cannot be beat, its right on Granville St which is entertainment central. So many good bars, restaurants, shops etc. There is also a bar downstairs which has live music and some decent food. I stayed 1 night in a shared room then 1 night in a private room (due to availability), definitely recommend the private room as its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

First time staying in a hostel, and also on my own, and I felt so welcomed by the staff who were very friendly, eager to get you familiar with all the trips and nights put on by the hostel (of which all were great fun and Steph a great guide)! I met tons of people in the Beaver Bar every... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I stayed here a couple of nights, it was rowdy and a young crowd, drinking and music in the rooms all night... The crowd was a bit young for me really... The rooms were too small for everyone's bags to fit in, I did like the lamps by the bed and plugs. There was rumours of bed bugs in other... More 

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

Hello and thanks for your feedback. I can assure you and everyone else that those are only rumours; we take many precautions throughout the building against any unwanted visitors. Thank you for the kind words regarding breakfast and staff as well. Cheers Pete More 

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