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“Best hostel in Vancouver”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Samesun Vancouver

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Samesun Vancouver
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Best hostel in Vancouver”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

The hostel is legit. Standard hostel rooms of course, but they were clean, safe and had fans in each bed. The bar downstairs is chill and has the best beer price on Granville (cigs too).

The kitchen was massive and had everything you needed to make a meal (they make white rice everyday and keep a giant wok in the fridge for free). The outdoor deck wasnt picturesque but it served as a good pregame spot.

If I had to point out one flaw, this is my personal preference, is that I wasnt a huge fan of the Granville location. Granville is one of the most popular streets in Vancouver w/ shopping, food and good ppl watching. However it gets prwtty annoying after day 3. At night it turns into a dirty nightclub scene and I eventually realized that the food was either expensive & decent or fast-food.


Gastown was more my style. Which had small bars, great breweries and a more local atmosphere. Which is only a 5-8 minute walk from the hostel.


Samesun was the best hostel we stayed at and Ill be back again.

  • Stayed June 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

I met so many people here great location for nightlife and pretty clean def staying here again. I was traveling alone and was impressed by how nice the staff were and helpful with any questions or concerns I had. My favorite part was all the travelers I got to meet at the lounge area. The kitchen was helpful to store my brews and food clean and pretty sweet other mates made dinner and actually cooked so it was nice to get to try their creations. They had a media room with tv it had netflix to just chill on the couches and enjoy a good film. The rooms had a decent amount of space and my roomates had no issue utilizing the full length mirror when getting ready. It was a good stay I've never been in a hostel before so I was pleasenlty suprised how much more I liked it than a hotel being surrounded by a bunch of fun loving travelers was definitely my scene. I'll be back here soon and look forward to my secound stay

  • Stayed June 2014
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Salford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

The people and accommodation was great. Very friendly and welcoming. Clean and looked after place. The location was central and within distance of most places. Had activities and areas to be able to meet new people and enjoy new experiences.

  • Stayed June 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

It's a really cool place if you are new to Vancouver, they do excelent trips. They take you all over vancouver and the staff are really polite and awesome people. You can have free breakfast if you don't sleep a lot, and the beaver is a good place to take a beer andeet new people.

  • Stayed June 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

SameSun was well placed, and the staff was cool. There's a bar as well, which is good enough to start or end a nice evening! We were only there for one night but we've met with tons of people, the vibe was really cheerful and everybody had a good time for sure! There was an actor from Degrassi as well, and nobody really cared about him, it was very funny.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

I stayed 5 nights in Samesun Vancouver in a 4beds room. My roomates wre awesome, but I think depends with who you are..
Anyway, A good place to be, BREAKFAST AWESOME : bagels, muffins (homemade yummy), fruits (cantaloupe -melon-, pineapple, grappes, etc), otameal, tea, coffee, bread... Honestly, the best breakfast I've had during my roadtrip around north america.
Staff especially Friendly (all), clean room, clean showers, and toilets. So you have to share the facilities of course but men and women are in different bathroom.
Lot of activities with them, we went to the beach to do 2hours of kayak : awesome !

Do hesitate, book here !!
Good location !!
ps : go to Grandville Island and its brewery !!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Ok, not the poshest of spots, but a good couple night stay. Clean private room with clean shared bath just down the hall. Staff was super helpful and friendly. Did not use the shared kitchen area, but it looked very clean and well stocked. Neioghborhood could be a bit nicer, but nice central location. Really like having The Beaver right downstairs with the free breakfast.
Met some nice folks from Brazil, Hong Kong and the East Coast. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Granville Street
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 49 Speciality 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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