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SameSun Backpacker Lodge

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433 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4, Canada (Formerly Global Village Backpackers)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great bargain with such an affordable price to enjoy such high quality service. The staff members are nice and they can satisfy my requests whenever necessary. Cleanliness is good and the room is spacious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Big rooms with ensuite washroom which were always clean although the showers could do with some updating. This is very much a party hostel with a lot going on in the bar every night so noise traveled through the building quite a bit and it can be heard in the rooms on the bottom floor. Bar sells cheap drinks/food. Their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Samesun Banff is in prime location near everything you need. The staff are friendly and there are always fun activities planned. I felt safe and never worried my belongings were in danger. Had a great stay and made some new travel buddies.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Given the price point of places to stay in Banff, Samesun does offer you the bargain. However, it comes at the cost of sacrificing a few givens - breakfast may not be always as advertised, rooms may not be the cleanest, towels may have a few holes among the few. Going prepared as if to stay in a hostel would... More 

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SameSunBanff, General Manager at SameSun Backpacker Lodge, responded to this review

Hi SouvSouv, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We find that we are extremely competitively priced for a bed in Banff National Park during summer. Glad to hear you enjoyed our free Wifi and we hope you got to take advantage of all the free activities we offer. For those reading, our free breakfast consists of... More 

Moncton, New Brunswick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place! Well kept, and comfortable! I enjoyed the bar at night and even took part in the breakfast in the morning. It was so quaint and all the guests were there for the same reason. Will go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here as a solo traveller and found it super easy to meet people. The staff are super helpful and chilled out. They know lots about the national park and can give tips and recommendations. The hostel also runs daily activities which was great. Location is great too... Close to town but not right in the centre of all the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here as a solo traveller at the end of July 2015. The rooms were quiet and clean. Given that I was in the first room down the hall from the bar/restaurant, I was happily surprised that the evening social activities didn't seem impact my sleeping -- when I managed to make it to bed early. :) I had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice people love the location not so clean rooms the muffins where very nice. Pity that the kitchen also been used as a location for games and bar. Very noisy and you can't used the kitchen where it's used to ment for. Some matrasses where good but some very bad.

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we only stayed one night, the service was great, the areas clean enough, hot breakfast was supplied. The property appeared taken care of, and is close to the centre of town for walking or catching transit. Staff was very helpful. My only downside was I wished there were curtains in the beds as other places have.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location in the main street of Banff (Banff avenue). Big private room for two with two kingsize beds. Pub a bit too noisy for us. Nice breakfast with self made pancakes. Lots of activities proposed by the backpacker.

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