I had never stayed in a hostel before this one. I was expecting something super communal, and dingy with no privacy.
It was only half of what I expected. It was a very relaxed and inviting environment, and the staff was really friendly.
The BEST part was the free breakfast daily and cheap drinks. Different food and drink specials daily, and daily activities. Good if you don't have plans and want a cheap/free way to see parts of Vancouver. Also, you get a discount on the already cheap food just for participating in FREE activities.
The bathroom was pretty clean considering how many people go through them daily. I was impressed.
I didn't room with anyone I didn't know (as a group of us booked a room to share) so I didn't get the full hostel experience. The rooms weren't spotless, but they were homey and cute.
I did my "bed bug/insect" check of the mattresses and the room and it was clean!
There's no AC so it was a death trap hanging out in the room to get ready. Thankfully we had plans constantly so we were only in the room to change and sleep. There was a small fan that didn't really do much so we tried not to be in the room very often. It was brutally hot.
I'd rather be too hot than too cold any day (as I'm used to -35 winters). The location is a good spot with lots of hustle and bustle so you aren't far from anything exciting.
I will definitely stay there in the future!
- 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