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“Great hostel” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Free breakfast with your stay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
1 review
“Great hostel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Stayed here for three nights,the hostel is central to everything;restaurants,shopping,nightlife and public transport..and a couple of blocks away from the sky rail made it easy enough to walk with luggage to the hostel! Staff were really friendly and helpful and the hostel tours were great to get to know staff as fellow travellers! Would definitely recommend staying here

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Penticton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Came to Vancouver for the first time by myself to see a band at the commodore ballroom and rented a room. Decent price and decent amenities and quick straight forward service. I had no problem checking in or out, just all around good service and a nice room to sleep for the night.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Frederico Westphalen, RS
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Great place in a good location, very central, close to skyline station.
Breakfast is good, dependencies clean and organized, staff is helpful, and the general environment is great! Price is completely ok, worth value!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Paris, France
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

You probably will not be able to find a cheapest price for such a quality of stay. The staff is nice, the atmosphere is so friendly, the breakfast - bagels, muffins - is excellent, the location - in the heart of downtown - is ideal. I would definitely go back !

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stayed a couple of weeks at Samesun. Overall a good hostel.
Really enjoyed their daily activities, there would be something happening most days, whether it was a tour to a local area, or something down in the Bar. Was a great way to meet people staying in the Hostel, and get out and about in town.
Staff were friendly and always happy to help.
Free towels, free wifi (better in the morning, slow at night), showers pretty good. Keep an eye out for closed-for-cleaning times for your bathroom and the kitchen.
There always seemed to be lots of people around and hanging out, was a friendly atmosphere.
Bunks were quite squeaky, though they were comfortable enough. Each bunk has its own shelf and light, which I always find very useful.
Free breakfast was good, bagels, toast, fruit, fresh muffins, tea, coffee, juice etc

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mt Eliza, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Really good hostel, customer service from staff was superb (special mentions to Blair and Doug). The daily hostel activities were really good and didn't cost a cent apart from public transport costs. The breakfast was also delicious- easily hotel quality. 10/10 would stay again.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Sierra Madre, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was my first time staying in a real hostel and traveling solo. I felt like I was back in college again - it's a very busy place! I couldn't find any room to sit in the common rooms and the kitchen was packed with people. The room I was in was clean and the staff was friendly. The washrooms were fairly clean. The nightly rate can't be beat at $28 US - and that includes breakfast which is bread items, fruit and drinks. The bagels and carrot muffins were yummy. There are many bars and restaurants within walking distance and public transportation right outside. I would have liked to do an activity but it was raining the day I was there.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about SameSun Backpacker Lodge

Address: 1018 Granville St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1L5, Canada (Formerly Global Village Backpackers)
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 38 Specialty Lodging in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — SameSun Backpacker Lodge 1.5*
Number of rooms: 270
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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