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Reviews of SameSun Backpacker Lodges - Vancouver

Hostel | 1018 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6Z 1L5

86.4% Overall Rating

404 out of 453 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/07/2014)

"Great central location. Good included breakfast. Nice large kitchen and common area. Nice that every bed has it's own fan, light, locker, and small shelf area."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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86.4%

Overall Rating

404 out of 453 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'SameSun Backpacker Lodges - Vancouver'

Atmosphere
88.8%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
84.0%
Cleanliness
81.6%
Staff
92.0%
Value
82.4%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good breakfast, warm bagels & muffins with fresh fruits

Disliked: Wifi not available in the dorm room and a bit noisy after 11pm

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

19 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast is awesome! Lots, fresh and yummy :) Very comfy beds

Disliked: The six bed dorm was pretty small and there wasn't too much room for luggage

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Shen Kai Chen

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2014 Shen Kai would recommend this property

Liked: Near the city center

Disliked: Not so clean

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great central location. Good included breakfast. Nice large kitchen and common area. Nice that every bed has it's own fan, light, locker, and small shelf area.

Disliked: Coming from European hostels the price of west coast North American hostels seems excessive.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

07 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was incredibly helpful, the location was awesome, and the Beaver in the downstairs was an awesome area. The fact they had a full kitchen and large hangout area in addition to the bar/lobby was amazing. It was very affordable and the breakfast was awesome! There were plenty of outlets and the shelf/light/fan/outlet in every bunk was awesome. The comforter was really great as well!

Disliked: My room was a little cramped but that's me grasping at straws.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Daniel dean

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 June 2014 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Central location, huge bar with large screen Tvs perfect for the world cup

Disliked: Smallish rooms...No plug sock next to bed

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

claire merrick

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 June 2014 claire would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, easy to meet people.

Disliked: claire left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Georgia Cowling

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 June 2014 Georgia would recommend this property

Liked: This was a great hostel, especially for someone traveling alone. The staff were all really nice and helpful (I never had a question they couldn't answer). Everyday there are activities and day trips on offer for free which were so much fun and really helped in the way of meeting other people. The restaurant area downstairs was also awesome, heaps of food and drinks and the breakfast was always stocked (and free too which is great to start the day). This hostel had a great atmosphere and I never failed to make new friends while I was there. I would definitely stay again. The location was also great. Heaps of public transport around and in walking distance of most things within the city. There is no doubt I got value for money.

Disliked: The bathrooms and showers were pretty average. Nothing terrible but the water pressure in the showers was pretty bad ( there was always hot water though). The bedding was also average but the beds themselves were very comfortable. There was a bit of noise at night but you have to expect that on a main street (and I stayed during the World Cup so it was obviously going to be worse than usual) .

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Riley Burnham

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 June 2014 Riley would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the location, the vibe, the employees, the visitors, and the moose out front. Excellent stay.

Disliked: Nothing, really. Perfect so far.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Many sights in walking distance, bar downstairs

Disliked: Many homeless people around the place - of course thats not the hostels fault, though

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Megan Caterer

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 June 2014 Megan would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. The bar has a great atmosphere, and hosted plenty on social activities . Kitchen is really well equipped, clean and large, the common area is large and very comfortable. Food served in bar is good also and cheap. The staff were really friendly and on the ball. I will be staying there again

Disliked: Depending on the room, it can be a bit small.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

hui man hon

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 June 2014 hui would recommend this property

Liked: Good breakfast provided and games in common room

Disliked: hui left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

02 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: My flight got canceled so i couldnt make it out there,but dealt with it properly.good communication!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

SIANE BINSFELD

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2014 SIANE would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere is amanzing!Good place to make new friends, get a lot of tips and many things to with Samesum team!

Disliked: SIANE left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

sophia kuhn

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

27 May 2014 sophia would recommend this property

Liked: comfy beds, friendly staff

Disliked: window stuck open

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, nice people

Disliked: It was a bit spendy for the condition of the rooms.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

20 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is wonderful - easy to get to and well located. Good showers. Would definitely stay here again.

Disliked: Nothing.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

catherine Skinner

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 May 2014 catherine would recommend this property

Liked: It has bar but it also has friendly and watery helpful staff

Disliked: catherine left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Lara Paxton

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 May 2014 Lara would recommend this property

Liked: The location was good and the breakfast was very good for a hostel.

Disliked: Lack of bathrooms and they close them at 10am when check out is 11am.

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Stacey Wilkinson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 April 2014 Stacey would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the Beaver bar!

Disliked: The toilet/shower set-up is a bit pants - especially in the morning before breakfast. Not enough toilets, sinks and showers for each floor. They're all in one tiny room so you can't move in there from 8am onwards. Personally, I'd rather have less facilities and no breakfast, than pay $30 a night, but I guess there's too many 'flashpackers' demanding these things. Oh and if you're British, don't expect the Sunday roast in the Beaver bar, to resemble one from back home. You might be disappointed!

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

David Burns

Alone

City break

15 April 2014 David would recommend this property

Liked: Cheapest Beer in Town, Friendly and organised staff, who cared about the hostel by arranging different activities. Thank you Doug & Stephanie for arranging the Comedy Night, Granville Island Tour and Hockey Match. Their knowledge of the area is superb.

Disliked: n/a

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

09 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was really friendly and the whole atmosphere was warm and easy

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really like this hostel's location. People who I met at this hostel also pointed out it.

Disliked: Dusty. I think they need to pay more attention when they clean up guest's rooms.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Philip Kilpatrick

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 March 2014 Philip would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome staff. Good breakfast. Nice central location. Restaurant and bar downstairs which serve tasty meals

Disliked: Noise from Granville street at night even with ears plugs. People checking in at 1.30 am

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Nicholas Steckler

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 March 2014 Nicholas would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, lots of planned events

Disliked: Nicholas left no negative feedback.