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“I loved to stay there :)” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Samesun Vancouver

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Samesun Vancouver
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“I loved to stay there :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

The rooms are very usefull: each bed have their own lamp and wall socket that help us when we go to sleep late. The washroom are very clean and they have a great bar with good foods and cheap drinks. When we arrive, they gave you a funny paper with instructions of how to survive in Vancouver that help travellers a lot.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Whistler, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

I arrived late on a Sunday evening and the friendly staff made it quick and easy to get into my room to recover from some serious jet-lag! Whilst waiting to be checked in, the atmosphere from the Beaver Bar was electric, with lots of happy guests enjoying the live music! Was in a shared room of 4, and my only problem with it was the mattress! Terribly uncomfortable, but I was only there for 2 nights so it was bearable. Would definitely consider visiting their other locations if I am ever in the respective cities.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

Overall it was a good experience. The hostel bar and restaurant The Beaver was a good place for a meal and a couple beers, the free breakfast had really nice fresh bagels and muffins, and everyday there was a different activity like museum visits, city tours, etc. I only took part in one which was great fun, Stephanie took us on a really nice tour on Granville Island, a charming artsy neighborhood, including a tour of the local brewery!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

I stayed in a 6 bedroom dorm and it was QUITE cozy but totally fine for a hostel. The staff was super nice and the place was in a great location. It was ACTUALLY quiet after quiet hours (11pm) which was awesome, I actually slept. The free breakfast was fine but not a lot for a vegan.

I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Somerset
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

The hostel is located in a superb location for exploring downtown Vancouver, but Granville Street itself is full of homeless, beggars and drug users - at times a little intimidating for some. The bar/restaurant downstairs is cool! Room was ok (I've stayed in some great hostels so far on the trip - these rooms are average). Unfortunately people give very little respect to the "quiet time" policy and the girl in the bunk below brought someone back which made for a rocky awakening! The next night wasn't much better and staff didn't really care. I checked out and moved elsewhere!! When later discussing with a friend from Vancouver, on mentioning the name she said "oh that's the real party hostel, you should have stayed across the road"!!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

This hostel was by far the best i have ever been to. The staff was helpful in every way, the local pub/restaurant downstairs is a great way to make friends, beds were clean , power points were in good places, best location in Vancouver, it was just overall exceptional, honestly i cannot over state how good this was, everything was amazing. 100% recommend

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

3 of us stayed here for 6 nights to explore Vancouver. Its in downtown which is a bit shady but also a great place to stay whilst exploring the city. The accommodation is relatively clean for a hostel and the rooms are good values for money. The bar is lively and great for meeting people and has good beer and cheap food served until late. We also went on the bar tour and the Granville island tour organised by Stephanie and really enjoyed them, they were just what we were looking for to find out more about the city.
I'd happily stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Samesun Vancouver

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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