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“Wonderful Experience!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Samesun Vancouver

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Samesun Vancouver
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
“Wonderful Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

I've stayed here multiple times with groups of friends and solo, every visit has left me impressed. The location doesn't get any better and I've always had a great experience with the workers as well as the other guests there, I've never been placed with a bad roommate, in fact I've made good friends every time I visit. It's a simple, fun environment and I'd recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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    • 4 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

I stayed here for just over a week whilst job and apartment hunting so I was happy that the hostel was clean, the staff were friendly, and the nightly specials in the Beaver aren't a bad way to eat after a day's sightseeing/walking. There are large lockers in all the rooms, just bring a lock, clean sheets and towels are also provided, and there are plenty of fridges in the large kitchen . Only downside is there's no elevator, so if you have a heavy suitcase like me, I hope you have muscles.
Great location on Granville Street, walking distance to shops, bars, Canada Place, Yaletown and Gastown.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

The hostel was in a great location, clean and with good facilities. Steph did a great job running the daily activities, they were so much fun, and a great way to meet new people! It was a super fun place to stay, nothing but good things to say :)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Perth, Australia
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116 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

This is the best hostel that I have stayed at, and will certainly be staying here again if I return to Vancouver. Over the course of a month, I stayed here three separate times, the longest being a period of 10 days. I stayed in a room of four each time, and they are very clean and spacious with good sized lockers to store valuables and extra bags. The bathrooms are very clean, and they are cleaned twice per day. The common room is big with a pool table and an excellent place to drink and hang out with friends. The kitchen is great. Downstairs is The Beaver which was nightly dinner specials and drink specials which are very cheap. It has a great atmosphere and they regularly have activities on down there. The hostel also has daily activities, many of which are free. The staff are very helpful and nice. It is in a great location to nightclubs, eateries and pubs, while a bus can be caught to other main attractions. I would definitely stay here again if I return to Vancouver.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

I was recommended to come here by a good friend who had previously. The first thing I noticed when I booked was they actually told you how to find them!!

I stayed in the 8 bed mixed dorm which, although slightly cramped, was clean and the lockers were great!

The staff were great also. There was a guy on the desk that was my food guru. He recommended some great places near by, never getting it wrong! Our outing guide Steph was awesome and great at getting everyone involved! She made herself approachable to everyone and gave a variety of options on our canyon walk.

On the whole the thing that topped it off was the quality of travelers that were attracted to samesun. Would recommend to anyone coming to Vancouver!

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Banff, Canada
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

Pretty cool hostel..nice and clean. Felt really safe and it was in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The staff were really friendly and gave us many suggestions on what to do in Vancouver. The Beaver (restaurant) there had cheap drinks and food which was great. Rooms were a bit small but still okay. Overall I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Karratha, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

Great location near to pubs, restaurants and night life..Staff really friendly and helpefull. There is a bar downstairs which is great to get to know the others travellers and run a mak a little bit..The hostel itself is really clean.. Common area with pooltable was great too..
I recommened this hostel indeed.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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