Samesun Vancouver, the Best Backpacker Accommodation in Downtown Vancouver

If you’re traveling to Vancouver on a budget and looking for a nice place to stay in the central district, I highly recommend staying in Samesun Vancouver. A cozy hostel to stay, this backpacker accommodation was my home for three days. It has a conveniently located spot close to almost everything like the shops, bars, restaurants, beaches, parks, and other tourist spots. Its strategic location is also well connected with public transportations. In fact, on the day that I arrived in the city, I didn’t have a hard time locating the hostel. I took the train from the airport, and from the train station, the hostel was just about 10-minute walk along Granville street.

Samesun Vancouver Reception Area

It was past noontime when I arrived at the hostel. I went straight to the reception area and presented my passport for check in. When my bed/room reservation was confirmed, the front desk staff handed me the key for the room. Then, he mentioned about some house rules to follow and facilities that I might find helpful during my stay.


Samesun Vancouver hostel offers a range of dorm rooms, including pods and private rooms. My room was a budget dorm on the 4th floor. One thing about the hostel that I find quite unique is that the door of every room is painted with flag of different countries. The door of the room assigned to me was painted with Philippine flag.

Samesun Vancouver Philippine Room

Inside the dorm room, there were two bunk beds. The room was a bit spacious with area enough for 4 occupants. Fresh bed sheets, pillow, and blankets were provided upon check in. Lockers are also available inside the room. However, do note that you have to bring your own padlock. The room also has a heating facility.

My shared room at Samesun Vancouver

Shower at Samesun Vancouver

Although I was only staying in a dorm room, I must say the bed was very comfy. I was too tired from the long flight from Manila to Vancouver – and having a good place to stay was a reward that I deserve. So on my first day, after going out for a few hours to grab some food, I went back to my dorm and snuggled down in my bed.


Samesun Vancouver also features common spaces and facilities that guests can enjoy. Each floor has common lounge area and shared bathroom and shower. On the ground floor, you’ll find the reception area and a bar and restaurant. Shared kitchen and the common lounge are located on the second floor. The common lounge was very nice because it has a lot of seating area and tables. The downside though here is when you stay on the higher floors because there are no elevators.

Hallway at Samesun Vancouver

Samesun Vancouver Stairways

Common kitchen at Samesun Vancouver

Samesun Vancouver Common Area

Other amenities that guests can enjoy at the the hostel are complimentary Wi-Fi access, free luggage storage, and travel assistance. The hostel also hosts a number of guided tours and activities. You just need to sign up on the front desk to join. Another thing that I like the most about Samesun Vancouver was the free breakfast. Guests can enjoy plenty of breads, bagels, spreads, fruits, and drinks.

Free breakfast at Samesun VancouverSamesun Vancouver Hostel

Clean and comfortable, Samesun Vancouver provided me a good place to stay while in the city. It’s the best backpacker accommodation in downtown Vancouver. Staff were kind and helpful. The hostel has indeed a great location that makes it an ideal base to explore the city. Overall, I had a nice stay at Samesun Vancouver making my visit to Vancouver an enjoyable one.

Samesun Vancouver

Located centrally, Samesun Vancouver offers easy access to Vancouver’s main shopping and sightseeing areas. The hostel has 67 comfortable rooms that are ideal for travellers on a budget. Rooms offered are shared and private rooms with lockers.

Contact Information
Book through Agoda for discounted room rates
1018 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Phone: 1 (604) 682-8226

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