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Paris, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is very well located...But the room have no space! A tip, better get a 8 people dorm or 4...The 6 people dorm you don't have space to move around. The activities proposed by the hostel are awsome...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hostel with good people and staff. Awesome free breakfast in the morning with fruit, toast and cereal. Not a lot of common area space and can be noisy at nigh, especially if your room is near the staircase.

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Ottawa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect place to stay if you're going solo ! Met lots of people and close to everything. I was able to walk to Granville island(or at least to the ferry) and then back and to stanley park with no problem. The staff is amazing and the bed is a cloud! Loved every minute !

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Valencia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was clean, and was in a great location! Close to food, bars and transportation. There were towels and linen in the room. The only thing that was tough was that they were doing construction right next to our room. But overall great place!

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Harnosand, Sweden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best hostels I've been to! Good location, nice breakfast, great matresses, a lot of interesting people, good organized activities and good price.Thank you very much! If I return to Vancouver I will come back to Samesun.

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beds were comfortable. Nice common area and kitchen. Mediocre wifi. Rooms a bit cramped. Staff was friendly. Food in the restaurant/bar was not great. Location not bad to transit and attractions. Would stay again for a night or two.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole floor smelt terrible, the bathrooms were being renovated on our floor and the bathrooms we had to use stunk. The location is quite central but very close to the bums and drug addicts down the road. The breakfast was the main redeeming feature.

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petegas78, Manager at Samesun Vancouver, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for the feedback. We are doing bathroom renovations at the moment and are nearing completion on the floor that you were on. Granville St. does get a few homeless people but it is certainly not much more than other parts of town. And they are completely harmless. Hopefully you enjoyed Vancouver! Cheers, Pete

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beds are super comfortable, the common areas are clean and maintained regularly, the daily breakfast provded is good (considering the price I paid for), and the staff are courteous. I felt safe living in this hostel and really enjoyed my stay here. Would totally return to this hostel if I were to solo trip to Vancouver again!

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent hostel. Just take a look at the chalk board at the desk :) Just have to ask. Bathrooms are under renovations right now, but I'm sure they will be great once they get back up and going. Overall, great for what I needed. Your experience could be different, check it out for yourself.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Hostel, very nice staff + theres a bar inside the hostel, which is great to meet people! I had a awesome time and can recommend it to anyone coming to Vancouver. It is located on Granville Street, so every destination in the downtown area is in easy walking distance.

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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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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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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: $42 - $189 (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 near the stair case and on a lower floor -- there is no lift!”
 of 5 bubbles Stepho777, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Fix lights by beds abd the fans. The electric plug situation needs work. ”
 of 5 bubbles patrickgraydon, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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