Really enjoyed my stay here. Luckily I was given a dorm at the back away from the street so it was very quiet and easy to sleep. The beds are comfortable with individual lights and fans.
The bar downstairs has great food, friendly staff, and good drinks deals. It's a great way to meet people by sitting at the bar. If you go on an excursion you also get 20% off there, so even better!
Breakfast is great but can be a bit hit and miss to what's available, just be patient and wait and they usually refill the fruit salad/juice/bagels etc every now and again. Food quality is good.
The lounge area is great but people seem to keep to themselves there instead of being sociable. The kitchen is fantastic, clean and with everything you need.
The staff on reception are absolutely fantastic, they are incredibly friendly and way better than any tourist information in helping you get around.
I went on the quarry rock excursion and loved it - great way of getting out of the city as well as to meet people.
One negative I'd say is probably the bathroom facilities. Although kept pretty clean they really could do with updating, the shower cubicles are a little small and the privacy isn't great as all the doors seem to have gaps in them, which for people not used to sharing bathrooms can be slightly uncomfortable.
Lastly, there is no air con in the rooms or bathrooms. There are fans which kept the room at a good temperature but the window was always wide open and I can imagine may not be so cool in hotter weather.
Over all I would stay here again as an individual traveler.
- Also Known As:
- Samesun Backpacker Hotel Vancouver
- Samesun Backpacker Hotel
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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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