Meet the crew: 12 travel questions for our hostel staff
These are the fantastic faces that make your hosteling experience memorable! Online reviews are always quick to mention our friendly and helpful staff at all of our Samesun hostel locations. From the moment you check in, until your final departure, our team are here to help you experience the best from these incredible destinations. Why are Samesun staff so awesome? Because we are all travelers too and know what it is like to be on the road, want a fun place to call ‘home’ for a few nights and get the best insiders tips. Have a question? Just ask!
works Samesun Vancouver, Front Desk
How many countries have you traveled to? 18 (including Australia)
When flying, do you take the window seat? or aisle seat? Window Seat to see the scenery below and also so I can sleep as much as I can so I can hit the ground running.
If you could only travel to one other country in the world, for the rest of your life, what would it be? Bhutan
Favorite type of food? (Country) Indian
When staying at a hostel, are you an early-riser or a sleep-through-checkout traveler? I tend to wake up late and realize I have to check out in 10 minutes.
What is your favorite outdoor activity in Vancouver? Landscape Photography
When you travel, do you plan things months ahead or decide where to go on the same day? Same day, though I do have an outline of the sights I would like to see.
What position did you first start in at Samesun? Front Desk
What is your #1, absolute, most favorite country that you have ever traveled to? Cambodia
In what city would you love to see a Samesun hostel? San Francisco
Organized tour, or do it yourselfer? Mixture of both, but generally do it myself most of the time.
If you could only give one piece of crucial advice to people visiting your city, what would it be? Vancouver has a lot of places to go and thing to see and do – so do as much as you can, cram in everything and you’ll sleep well at night – ready for the next big day.
works Samesun Vancouver, Director of Sales
How many countries have you travelled to? 59
When flying, do you take the window seat? or aisle seat? Aisle. But I’ll take window for shorter flights.
If you could only travel to one other country in the world, for the rest of your life, what would it be? India
Favorite type of food? (Country) Damn, just one? Japanese. Mexican is very close though.
When staying at a hostel, are you an early-riser or a sleep-through-checkout traveller? I’m in between. I’m a set my alarm to get up for breakfast but then sleep through it and end up at a cafe kind of traveler.
What is your favourite outdoor activity in Vancouver? Running the trails of Stanley Park.
When you travel, do you plan things months ahead or decide where to go on the same day? A bit of both. Will sometimes plan accommodation and of course flights. But when I’m in a city I generally make things up on the fly and in the morning.
What position did you first start in at Samesun? Part time cook.
What is your #1, absolute, most favourite country that you have ever travelled to? Ughhhhh, hate this question. Uhm, Tanzania. I guess.
In what city would you love to see a Samesun hostel? New York City
Organized tour, or do it yourselfer? Do it yourselfer.
If you could only give one piece of crucial advice to people visiting your city, what would it be? We have an amazing amount of fantastic food and drink in this city. Ask around and you will find some amazing haunts.
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