our story

We are an international group of passionate travellers connected through the past 25 years of creating incredible experiences across Canada and USA. From the first meeting in a dorm room, to marriages and babies, our Samesun family keeps growing, and now you can be a part of it too! Today we have hostels in VancouverLos Angeles, Montreal, Banff, San Diego, Toronto, San Francisco and Kelowna.

We believe in bringing the world together through travel.

Travel unites us and expands our experiences of this big wide world. We hope that through learning about other countries, cultures and customs our guests will have a deeper appreciation for this magnificent playground we call Earth. 

samesun manifesto

“Samesun nurtures a global community through our travel and hostel network. We value kindness, inclusion and caring for the planet. By creating inspiring experiences, we aim to empower each of us to make small steps towards a bigger impact. ”


our values

We currently operate seven hostels; from large cities such as Los Angeles and Vancouver to smaller mountain properties such as Banff. We put an emphasis on social travel, as this is what can make a trip. It’s not the photos of the monuments or landscapes you take that create stories. It is the unexpected adventures, mishaps, and evenings on the town with new friends that will turn your travels into memories that will last for a lifetime.

We encourage people to put down their phones and talk with the person across from them at one of our bars. We organize daily activities at all of our hostels, many of them free of charge, because we know that travelling on a budget can be hard!

And of course, we promise to deliver, safe, clean and friendly accommodation. But we want you to leave our hostels with experiences and a love for the city that you are visiting more than anything. We want to help you see the world through travellers eyes.





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