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Samesun Vancouver

1018 Granville St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1L5 Canada
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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!
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Skiing
Adults only
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Housekeeping
Iron
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
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Languages Spoken
English

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1018 Granville St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1L5 Canada
Samesun Vancouver
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Simon G wrote a review Jul 2023
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The room was fine the bed was comfy and it had curtains so you can sleep "better". But omg i had the worst night, there was super loud music playing somewhere near and i had trouble sleeping. The rest is perfect.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from Samesun Management, General Manager at Samesun Vancouver
Responded Jul 28, 2023
Hello, and sorry to hear that your stay was not enjoyable for a number of reasons. Unfortunately, as we are located in the heart of the downtown Entertainment District there can be some street noise at night. We do have rooms that face away from the street that are generally much quieter, and are usually available on request. We also strictly enforce quiet time from 12am-7am. We also offer ear plugs for free at the Front Desk. Regards,
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wallflower69 wrote a review Jul 2023
Otterlo, The Netherlands271 contributions158 helpful votes
Stayed in a 4bed dorm and each bed comes with privacy curtain and personal fan, light, socket :) Bathroom can be cleaner but I guess there are just too many guests staying here. Breakfast variety is awesome. Very friendly and diverse staff working here, and helpful posters offering lots of tips on what to eat, where to explore etc. Location is in downtown but there are druggies just across the street but they are usually harmless and stoned doing their own thing.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Samesun Management, General Manager at Samesun Vancouver
Responded Jul 14, 2023
Hello, and thanks for the feedback, especially regarding our free daily breakfast. Some guests may also encounter those less fortunate moving through the downtown core, but the city in general is considered very safe, and for those reading, we do not have any issues in front of our building or in any of the areas surrounding us. Regards,
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LouiseeDM wrote a review Jun 2023
Melbourne, Australia25 contributions3 helpful votes
Fairly big hostel - pretty clean. There are about 6 toilets and 6 showers per floor. I stayed in a 4 bed female dorm. Beds were comfy, although the rooms were quite warm (I stayed in summer). Next to each bed is a little fan, light and power point. Beds have blackout curtains which were great. Lockers were large enough for my 65L backpack. Hooks in the room for towels etc. the rooms were a bit small e.g if one person has their bag on the floor it’s a bit awkward to get around. kitchen facilities were quite good. Free breakfast was great - large selection of bagels + spreads, fruit, oatmeal and hot drinks. Staff were friendly and helped me to book a whale watching tour. They also have a large luggage storage room. The hostel is in great location and easy to walk to most places. They have washing machines and dryers (about $3 per load). Bathrooms were relatively clean - they had a door that locked rather than a curtain which I liked.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: This hostel is on a busy, loud street. Bring ear plugs!
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Responded Jun 7, 2023
Hello, and thanks for the wonderful review, we really appreciate it! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers and safe travels,
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lucasacanna wrote a review May 2023
The Hague, The Netherlands11 contributions1 helpful vote
Friendly staff , nice environment, I’ve slept in a very silent room at the second floor. The hostel is located in the full center and considering the crazy prices for hotels in that area can be a very good alternative to stay in Vancouver. Totally recommended!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The hostel is in a very noisy street, I’d suggest to ask for a room on the other side of the...
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Responded Jun 1, 2023
Hello, and thanks for the wonderful review, we really appreciate it! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers and safe travels,
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Ambassador588268 wrote a review May 2023
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Rude noisy staff. Disrespectful and dishonest individual who should not be working in the hospitality industry. Feel free to cover for your fellow staffers, lie to your boss, on-site security, yourselves or even the police but that's only one side of the story. I think it's important to get in touch with the management and set the facts straight. You have my contact info.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Samesun Management, General Manager at Samesun Vancouver
Responded May 19, 2023
Hello, you were evicted by law enforcement for assaulting our staff. Regards,
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Terri S wrote a review May 2023
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Location isn’t ideal. Lots of homeless drug users hanging around out the front. The first night I went to music bingo which was fun and the bar staff were great. Drinking probably helped me sleep through the noise. A drunk group of patrons from the hostel decided to keep partying outside the bedroom door (on the couches) at 3am. The next evening the music and bass were unbearable, even with sound proof headphones in. I checked out earlier in hopes of getting a better sleep at the airport while waiting for my flight out! Would recommend getting security to usher people away from the couch area or make a house rule to be quiet after a certain time in that area… A lot of people I spoke to that morning were sleep deprived from the same issue. Also the windows don’t seem very sound proof? Probably not ideal for the street noise/music from bars.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: Only go if you want to party and not sleep.
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Response from Samesun Management, General Manager at Samesun Vancouver
Responded May 12, 2023
Hello, and sorry to hear that your stay was not enjoyable for a number of reasons. Unfortunately, as we are located in the heart of the downtown Entertainment District there can be some street noise at night. We do have rooms that face away from the street that are generally much quieter, and are usually available on request. We do also strictly enforce quiet time from 12am-7am, and have a security guard that regularly patrols our building at night, and this issue should have been attended to immediately. I will follow-up with our Night Managers but we do ask our guests if there is ever an issue with your stay to please speak to the Front Desk so that they can attend to the matter promptly. Whilst Vancouver does have more of a homeless situation than most other cities in North America, this is an issue that affects the entire west coast of North America, and generally they are perfectly harmless, and usually, quite friendly. Vancouver as a whole remains a very safe city, but for those reading, please be rest assured that we do not have any issues in front of our building, or in any areas surrounding us. Regards,
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Connector46702072441 wrote a review Apr 2023
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Went with my friend and she was yelled at very very rudely by one of the barman! Honestly appalling service, she was roared at very rudely by him for simply moving a table and tried to apologise but he he just kept on shouting! Would avoid at all costs! 😡😡😡
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Samesun Management, General Manager at Samesun Vancouver
Responded Apr 27, 2023
Hello, you moved a table in our bar without our permission to an area which directly contradicted our fire safety policy. We clearly explained this to you in a calm manner but you decided to leave. Regards,
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Vinnie S wrote a review Apr 2023
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Clean Hostel, very sociable! Good vibes overall! Donnie the tour guide is very knowledgeable and is a highlight of my stay! Real fun meeting new peps that way and exploring Vancouver! P.s don’t miss out on the happy hour at The Beaver! ;)
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded Apr 9, 2023
Hello, and thanks for the wonderful review, we really appreciate it! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers and safe travels,
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Chris F wrote a review Feb 2023
Solid hostel in the middle of downtown Vancouver. Staff were amazing, Grant at the front desk was great- helped out a load. Vibes were chill had a great time staying here. Would recommend to anyone needing a cheap place to stay in Vancouver! Cheers
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from Samesun Management, General Manager at Samesun Vancouver
Responded Feb 23, 2023
Hello, and thanks for the wonderful review, we really appreciate it! I will pass on your kind words to Grant. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers and safe travels,
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Aussie_Binturong wrote a review Jan 2023
Queensland, Australia330 contributions164 helpful votes
I’ve been to my fair share of hostels and this one was the most lively. When I checked in I was told karaoke started at 10pm. Oh dear, I’m getting a bit old for these types of places! To my surprise however, I did actually get some sleep. And the breakfast was pretty good - oranges, muffins, hard-boiled eggs, pancakes, juice, tea, coffee etc. The kitchen and common areas were well-equipped but a bit overcrowded, especially at night. Still, if you are an energetic youngster looking to party, this is your home in Banff for sure!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Samesun Management, General Manager at Samesun Vancouver
Responded Jan 13, 2023
Hello, and thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in our Banff location, it is very popular! Cheers and safe travels,
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Samesun Vancouver
Which popular attractions are close to Samesun Vancouver?
Nearby attractions include Orpheum Theatre (0.3 km), i-Exit Downtown Vancouver (0.2 km), and The Commodore Ballroom (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Samesun Vancouver?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Samesun Vancouver?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Samesun Vancouver?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Samesun Vancouver?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Samesun Vancouver?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge, Blue Water Cafe, and Lupo Restaurant.
Is Samesun Vancouver located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Vancouver.
Are any cleaning services offered at Samesun Vancouver?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Samesun Vancouver?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Yaletown (0.5 km), Engine 374 Pavilion (0.6 km), and Gaoler's Mews (1.4 km).
Does Samesun Vancouver have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.