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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was awesome. Each morning the hostel offered group tours which was great whilst travelling alone. The staff were all very friendly an eager to help. The free breakfast each morning was definitely an added bonus too.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for three weeks, which in retrospect would have been way too long to stay in any other hostel. Can't say enough about the staff. I have no idea who the manager is, everyone just seems to go about their job and keep the place super clean (for a really busy hostel. Ria is a gem--go on her...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the biggest hostels ive ever been in......great for meeting people however with the amount they get youd think they could fix the netflix etc in the movie room.....i had to watch superman 3 times lol.......trip to lynn canyon was very good and cheap......some very good cheap group trips provided by the hostel if travelling solo........

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hostel was definitely the funnest, and most affordable, I've been to out of all the ones I've lodged in before. The staff was extremely patient and helpful, the rates were extremely affordable, and the activities put together were excellent, joyful, and an experience I won't soon forget!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2017

2nd time I've stayed here and would still stay again. Comfy beds, clean rooms and bathrooms, good bar, social place, good staff, safe, good breakfast great location. I went to whistler early one morning and the toast and jam were available fior people up early.

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Fullerton, California
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I came to visit Vancouver for a short two days and I got to see everything on my list because this hostel is right near downtown. It's within walking distance to the shore and Canada Place (where you can get a free shuttle to Capilano Bridge!!) Overall friendly staff and a good stay, I hope to be back to Canada😄🇨🇦

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Powell River, British Columbia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I am a BC resident and this is an ideal accommodation for just one night stay!!.Its location is proximate to the prime spots in Vancouver. Quiet hour is not really peaceful. Some inconsiderate roommate comes back room at 4am and he was noisy.

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petegas78, Manager at Samesun Vancouver, responded to this review

Hello, and thanks for the overall great review. Unfortunately we can't control roommates too much, except reminding them to be respectful and quiet when they come home. Hope to see you again, Pete

Vancouver, British Columbia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The location is pretty much perfect, there is always something to do and the staff are really friendly and helpful. The only issues are the rooms are very small as are the lockers so there isn't much space for bags etc. The rooms at the front of the building get a lot of noise from the street at night but...

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petegas78, Manager at Samesun Vancouver, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for the positive feedback. We do offer weekly rates in the winter season which saves you quite a bit of money. At the moment we don't have any plans to improve our breakfast, we feel that it is pretty strong. The six bed dorms do face onto Granville St. and you are correct in saying that they...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Pretty much everything you could want in a hostel. The people are really friendly and eager to make new friendships. The beaver bar downstairs is great and hosts different events each night. They also run other activities which are free or super cheap. They have bagels and fruit for breakfast (and have Vegemite!). I don't have a complaint about anything.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Great service, great residents, great rooms and bathrooms, great common area, AMAZING LOCATION. I even really enjoyed the on-site restaurant-bar, and the breakfast was very delicious (fresh bagels are all I need). I spent New Year of 2017 here with a group of friends, and although our original plans had to be cancelled due to the entire bus system breaking...

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Staying in Granville Street

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Granville Street
Granville Street spans many, multiple city blocks and has become so fastidiously known for its nightclubs and watering holes that it's fondly nicknamed the city's 'Entertainment District.' Friday and Saturday nights are the most popular and lively, with young revelers taking to the streets in droves and keeping the party going until late. Granville Street, being mostly open to pedestrian-only traffic, has a healthy social life along its main thoroughfares, even outside of its cafes and pubs, spilling onto the sidewalks. The locals are chatty, the shops at its expansive Pacific Centre Mall are trendy, and the whole area seems to be on a sugar rush: in a good way. Exuberance and camaraderie classify this neighbourhood.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Samesun Vancouver

Address: 1018 Granville St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1L5, Canada (Formerly Global Village Backpackers)
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Granville Street
Price Range: €26 - €116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Samesun Vancouver 1.5*
Number of rooms: 69
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“Not particularly loud on the front street side rooms at night. ”
 of 5 bubbles nicolepW578TT, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you know someone else staying there you can request to be roomed together.They make it work no matter how many times you change your mind (we changed our rooming three times). ”
 of 5 bubbles Veroroju, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The tv room could be worked on. the too much dark ness, makes it very uninviting . This room has alot more potential than what attention your giving it. Coulf not get regular tv for news or sports. i saw only netflix . ”
 of 5 bubbles F210QYnicolasm, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Thin walls all around; wifi can't reach some rooms in the corners”
 of 5 bubbles meshell273, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you have a lot of luggage try not to be on the top floor ”
 of 5 bubbles emilyjanebull96, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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