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1 room, 2 adults

Samesun Vancouver

1,5-star1,5 stars
1018 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1L5, Canada

Hostel with restaurant, near Canada Place
  • Free WiFi
  • Great location, easy access from public transportation from airport, and with lots of…Jun 4, 2020
  • I stayed here for one night during the COVID-19 pandemic out of necessity and was worried…Apr 30, 2020

Samesun Vancouver

from ZAR 1,147
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom (Private)
  • Double Room, Ensuite (Private)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (4 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom (4 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (6 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom (6 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (8 beds)

What’s around Samesun Vancouver


  • In Downtown Vancouver
  • Canada Place - 17 min walk
  • Granville Island Public Market - 22 min walk
  • Stanley Park - 43 min walk
  • Pacific Coliseum - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge - 5.7 mi / 9.2 km
  • University of British Columbia - 6.8 mi / 11 km
  • Grouse Mountain - 7.9 mi / 12.7 km

Getting around

  • Vancouver Intl. Airport (YVR) - 17 min drive
  • Vancouver, BC (CXH-Vancouver Harbour Seaplane Base) - 2 min drive
  • Pitt Meadows, BC (YPK) - 46 min drive
  • Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base) - 127 min drive
  • Sechelt, BC (YHS-Sunshine Coast Regional) - 122 min drive
  • Mayne Island, BC (YAV-Miners Bay Seaplane Base) - 147 min drive
  • Vancouver Waterfront Station - 15 min walk
  • Vancouver Pacific Central Station - 29 min walk
  • Port Moody Station - 25 min drive
  • Vancouver City Center Station - 7 min walk
  • Yaletown-Roundhouse Station - 9 min walk
  • Granville Station - 9 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 67 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-3:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built - 1908
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


The Beaver Lounge - This diner specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Happy hour is offered.

Samesun Vancouver’s small print

Also known as

  • Samesun
  • Samesun Backpacker
  • Samesun Vancouver Hostel
  • Samesun Vancouver Vancouver
  • Samesun Vancouver Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Samesun Vancouver Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Vancouver
  • Samesun Hostel
  • Samesun Hostel Vancouver
  • Samesun Vancouver
  • Vancouver Samesun
  • Samesun Backpacker Hotel Vancouver
  • Samesun Backpacker Lodge Vancouver
  • Samesun Backpacker Lodge
  • Samesun Backpacker Vancouver


This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Parking is available nearby and costs CAD 25 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Samesun Vancouver

  • Does Samesun Vancouver offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Samesun Vancouver does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Are pets allowed at Samesun Vancouver?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Samesun Vancouver?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 3:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Samesun Vancouver?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Milltown Bar & Grill (6 mi), Pier 73 (7 mi), and Shanghai Wonderful Restaurant (7.2 mi).
  • What is there to do near Samesun Vancouver?
    Recommended spots to visit include Canada Place (0.9 mi) and Granville Island Public Market (1.1 mi), along with Stanley Park (2.2 mi) and Pacific Coliseum (4.1 mi).

Recent reviews

Very good 8,0 From 309 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
They make Vancouver great!!!
The staff was very friendly and helpful. Thank you for recommending I park my car at the holiday inn, cheapest guarded parking. It is a hostel so it can get loud but if that botherS you then hostels are not what you need. Breakfast was awesome!!! Great choice of food. I was not expecting that. Central location, park your car and walk. There are lots of great little restaurant around, and I loved the “Nesters Market” corner Nelson Seymour, nice deli food.
Pauline, ca2 night trip
Very good 8,0
wifi was extremely weak and most of the time we didn't get a signal. Location is great. Breakfast is basic.
Josee, ca2 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
One of the fave
One of my fave hostels. Great Customer Service, well maintained rooms and facilities, buffet Continental breakfast impressive(GF options too!) awesome location if you want to be in the heart of downtown
ARLINA, us1 night trip
Very good 8,0
Decent hostel, decent location
This hostel is located a few blocks south of Vancouver City Centre Skytrain station in the central part of Vancouver. It's a fairly large hostel in an older building on one of Vancouver's main streets. Despite that, my room facing the main street was fairly quiet with the typical urban noises that you'd expect even on Friday/Saturday nights (the area seemed like a bit of a seedy clubbing area but not dangerous). The six bed dorm that I stayed in was pod-style with thick plywood creating some privacy; not quite Japanese capsule hotel, but similar. The hostel has one daily organised activity that you can join, from winter sports on Cypress Mountain to a walking tour of Granville Market to hiking in Lynn Valley. I didn't take part but that seemed like the way to meet others if that was your thing. Washrooms were fairly clean and usable (6 toilets and 6 showers per floor, separated from each other, decent water pressure and enough hot water). There's a bar downstairs that serves craft beer (HH from 4PM for $4/16oz) which was decent. Breakfast from 7:30-9:30 was also served here, with the typical backpacker fare (bread, cereal, milk) but with the added bonus of fruit(!). There's also a little lounge on the 2nd floor, which while a bit sterile and anti-social, could probably be activated depending on who's there at the time. There didn't seem to be any rules or hangups about buying your own beer and drinking there instead of at the bar. Overall, decent. Would stay again.
Timothy, ca6 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Very clean, private bunks, good air conditioning, great breakfast, friendly Nd prompt service. Highly recommended
Saman, ca3 night trip
Very good 8,0
Best hostel I've visited.
Excellent hostel. Far exceeded my expectations of cleanliness and amenities. Great value for money. Friendly and respectable staff and clientele. This is not the scummy hostel you see overseas.
Graham, ca5 night business trip
Very good 8,0
Samesun Vancouver review
Samesun Vancouver hostel was my very first Hostel experience and it was a great one! the bunk that I stayed in had a lot of privacy. All the staff was friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay there again!
Joel, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Would recommend, just get a lock for your stuff
The room i stayed in was cute in the sense that it was like a camp dorm. The view out the window looked over a bit of the alley and the surrounding southeastern side of downtown. The people there were really nice and approachable, and if you went to get a beer during happy hour the bartender was great to talk to. The location was extremely accessible to 2 skytrain stations, a number of shaw bike racks, and the aquabusses to Granville Island or Lonsdale if you were willing to walk about 10 minutes.
ca2 night trip
Very good 8,0
Great hostel
Great customer service. Good option for budget conscious travelers, free breakfast included is tasty & healthy. The staff offer tours, and information on great deals and local businesses. There is always good music playing in the common areas, and there is a great pub onsite (amazing beer menu). I would stay here again.
ca3 night trip
Very good 8,0
Decent Hostel
Stayed for 5 nights, the staff were friendly, the bar had good deals on at happy hour and decent beer. Shower was decent and the bed was too.
George, ca5 night trip

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