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“Great location and cool vibes!”
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Samesun Vancouver
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Perth, Australia
1 review
“Great location and cool vibes!”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

Great stay at the samesun. Get on the tours, Stephanie gives a great local perspective of van. Great staff all round with top drinking and food tips from Pete.

Hostel is clean, friendly and central. The beaver (pub down stairs) is a good place to start a night out. Good times in van.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

With 39$ without tax a little bit expensive. But you didn't find a better one like this. It is very clean and tidy. We stayed two times in August. very friendly staff. Central and a food store around the corner. Not far away from the beach. Many stores for shopping around. It's nice to stay.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

I stayed here for two nights and had a great time. The location is superb and I was able to walk to Granville Island and explore downtown Vancouver by foot. The staff were helpful and friendly and the beaver bar was great too. Lots of friendly people stay here so it's easy to meet new people. Handy to public transport too

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

This is a lovely hostel full of people who want to party! It's loud and basic but that's exactly what I wanted! They have a really good bar that was really cool! The staff where really good too! There's daily activities that are interesting and a good place to go to meet other travellers.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Sacramento, California
1 review
Reviewed December 3, 2013

This hostel is great. The bar has good specials. Staff is friendly. Stephanie did an awesome job on the tour of Bowen Island. Big ups to her for organizing that event with cool people too. However, there were a couple misfits. The bathroom smelled like an Oregon middle school bathroom--it smelled of awkward body changes and shinguards. But, the showers had soap provided, and the sinks were clean. The beds were very loud, which made sleeping in at all out of the question. Great location, and not too far of a walk to GasTown. Overall: good hostel, good staff, average rooms, fun people.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

its clean and has a great big common area and kitchen the room was great and so many diffrent things to do in great location. The beaver bar had great food and prices and staff is awesome . Vancouver great city to visit and you can walk to shopping,bars stanley park bus is close and skytrains.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Hyeres, France
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

Loved the live music on Sundays. And Specialy when Justine and Anais the frenchy are dancing (a lilte bit drunk). Really fun and good atmosphere. and good breakfast but they should extended until 10am.

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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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