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“Samesun Hostels for the win!”
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Samesun Vancouver
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Samesun Hostels for the win!”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

I have stayed in both shared & private rooms at the Samesun & it's been great. The privates include a fridge & iPod docking system/TV too - luxury! The dorms are clean, small & offer large lockers. The bar is fantastic & adds to the overall friendly vibe of the place. We also enjoyed the free breakfast. Friendly staff too; in all a great place. We went on to stay on the Samesuns in Kelowna & Banff & they were of a similar high standard.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Paris, France
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Samesun Vancouver is conventiently based not for from skytrain station.
It's easy to find when you come from the airport and not very far.

Good point :
-The free breakfast every morning is good ! Bagels, toast, fruit. No eggs or salty stuff but i don't like that anyway so was perfect for me
-The lockers in the room are big enough to put most of your stuff.

Not so good point :
- The temperature in the room was awfull ! The « fan » provided was really not enough and I barely slept because of the heat (even if it was not that out outside)
- The bathroom are quite small for such a big place, especially toilets are not easy to enter in

But even with thoses point, I consider samesun backpacker is quite good for an hostel in such a big city.
And very cool staff too ;)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

We were quite satisfied with our Private Double Room - simple but clean (and definitely with fresher air than in the rooms for more people!). Kitchen & Bathrooms were okay as well.
The hostel is located very central and within walking distance of many places of interest.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. However, we kind of missed a certain atmosphere, the feeling of a "backpacker community" where you can meet nice and open-minded people and make new friends easily.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

an ok hostel in a very central location. nothing exceptional, nothing bad. rooms and hallways need refurbishement sometime soon. bar/restaurant is on the ground floor, and common area on the 1st. both are pretty ok.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Excellent hostel located smack bang in the centre of down-town. It's actually equidistant between Stanley Pk and BC Place and everything you need in between. The Staff are all excellent - very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable as others have said. It's a great base if you're looking for a place to stay either coming over on a 1yr work visa or just need a couple of nights kip. You've got a shared kitchen/lounge and movie room so plenty of chances to meet people, and a full breakfast spread every morning down in the bar/restaurant - perfect way to start the day.

Room Tip: Worth seeing if you can get a twin/double room - bit more privacy and quieter
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Lots of young people who don't respect the quiet rules even after being told twice and I'm 27, respect people.
The staff are super friendly, some of the cleaning staff are pretty lazy, wiped down sinks still had grime. It's a cheap place though so you have to expect some things to be bad. The mattresses are pretty pointy but only when you're moving on them. Dorms can get quite overheated when full so take a small spritz and a fan and don't leave home without ear plugs! People snore or have clocks.
The waitresses are pretty stuck up but there are always cheap meals and drinks available.
I've stayed here three times and it has improved (free wifi, no crowded bathrooms, a LOT quieter), if you're looking for somewhere to crash with free brekkie and friendly office staff this is the place.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

I stayed here for a bit over a month at the start of my year in Canada. I met lots of other people doing the same thing. The bar downstairs is pretty cool and the staff are great. The place has a lot of character.

Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Samesun Vancouver
Address: 1018 Granville St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1L5, Canada (Formerly Global Village Backpackers)
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Granville Street
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Samesun Vancouver 1.5*
Number of rooms: 69
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 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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