I look forward to staying in hostels when I travel because its a great way to meet new people, and in turn this gets you out of the hostel to make the most of the nightlife etc. However, this hostel didnt seem to do very many events and those they did were mainly limited to staying in the hostel common room/downstairs bar. This also meant that the place was constantly noisy and the kitchen was always packed with people having a party in there.
The rooms were fairly standard, mine had lockers but I'm not sure that everyones room has them. Big downside about the rooms was the bedbugs, and to be honest the staff did not seem too bothered about this. I have stayed in my fair share hostels and accept that bedbugs/cleanliness are a common problem, however I feel that the hostel should make more of an effort to keep the problem under control.
Kitchen was fine with good facilities, and pots and pans only available from reception was a good idea as it meant you always got a clean pan (since a lot of people think they dont need to wash up in a hostel!) Unfortunately I got soooo much food stolen whilst staying here, not really the fault of the hostel but gives you an idea of the kind of people staying here and got very tiring coming in from work and finding that some loser has taken your food.
I stayed here for about 6/7 weeks and made a few good mates but couldnt wait to move out. I have to say that a large number of the other guests felt the same way. Very disappointing experience, I have obviously been lucky with other hostels- dont let this one put you off.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Samesun Backpacker Hotel Vancouver