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Samesun Vancouver

8.1 | Very Good

Hostel-style rooms a 4-minute drive from city centre, free breakfast, no parking

  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's helpful and friendly staff
  • Many lodgers found the hotel to be central and close to public transit
  • The hotel's rooms were described as clean and comfortable by several reviewers
  • No on-site parking
  • Some guests reported noise transfer during their stay
  • Small rooms and no air conditioning were reported by a few lodgers
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 7, 2014
Located about a 10-minute walk from Granville SkyTrain Station and about a 4-minute drive from Vancouver's city centre, SameSun Backpackers Vancouver is geared towards travellers who require centrally located hostel-type accommodations with free Wi-Fi, a free breakfast and easy access to public transit.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's four-, six- or eight-bed dorm rooms offers free Wi-Fi, lockers, a personal fan and a shared bathroom. Rooms with a DVD player, cable TV, an iPod dock, a mini-fridge, a desk and a private bathroom with a hair dryer are also available and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible. Daily and weekly rates are available.

The hotel also offers a common kitchen, a common lounge with a pool table, a business centre, bicycle rental, guest laundry, vending machines, a free continental breakfast and on-site dining at The Beaver Lounge, which serves lunch, dinner and drinks daily. Public parking is located nearby and charges are applicable. Pets are not permitted.

Granville Island is about 15 minutes away via public transit, while Sinclair Centre offers shopping 3 minutes away by car. BC Place can be found 2 minutes away by car and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a 17-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, public parking nearby (charges apply), no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 25, 2014)

The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, location and rooms.

Many lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received. They characterized the staff as accommodating, friendly and helpful with directions and suggestions.

Numerous guests praised the hotel's location. They described it as safe and central, as well as close to downtown Vancouver, public transit, restaurants, bars and grocery stores.

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by several reviewers. They found their rooms to be clean and comfortable, with good Wi-Fi and ample power points. A few travellers were disappointed with their lodgings, however (see below).
The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about noise transfer and the rooms.

Some guests complained of noise disturbances during their stay. They reported street noise, noise from guests in overhead rooms and noise from the hotel's bar.

Although several lodgers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported small-sized rooms, no air conditioning, a lack of ventilation, uncomfortable beds and a few cleaning issues.

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Sources guest reviews ranked the hotel #6 of 38 specialty lodging in Vancouver with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 266 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 7.9 out of 10 from 167 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 4.5 out of 5 from 2 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 25, 2014 to verify some information.

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Map Marker Samesun Vancouver
Granville Street 1018 , Vancouver, BC