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SameSun Backpacker Lodge

1.5 of 5
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 yesterday NEW via mobile

I booked this hostel after reading other reviews about it, so I hope my review helps others too! The Samesun is by far one of the best hostels I've stayed in, it's clean, it's safe and the staff are pretty good too. The atmosphere there is what did it for me, everyone is so welcoming and friendly, and I met... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a pretty good hostel. Best location of all the hostels in town, decent breakfast included that even had Vegemite (they know the majority of the town is made up of Aussies) and comfy beds. But that's not what you are reading this for. So lets get into the things that annoyed me. The rooms have en-suite bathrooms. Now... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pretty good/ cleanliness in rooms a bit miss but kitchen good. Wish the staff were a bit more friendly especially to people who are staying in banff for a while, I asked where was good to eat and they pointed to the guide book- now I know about all the good deals in town- wish they could have helped a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hostel, helpful staff, the dorm rooms (former 4* hotel) are amongst the best I've ever seen in a hostel - and they also offer pretty cheap ski & stay packages. Do go there if you have the chance, can't see how staying in a much more expensive hotel room in Banff would be reasonable!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Samesun was great, comfortable bed, clean room, friendly staff and only a few mins walk from the heart of Banff! The Beaver bar was always fun and had easy cheap meals and drinks and Tv's so I didn't miss any of the hockey!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there for a week in february, afordable food with $6.50 specials everynight, laid back and knowledgeable staff. This place is wicked. Certainly the Best vibe in banff. Good deals for snowboard rental and ski ticket. Free Breakfast is basic but helpfull on hangovers :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The SameSun Hostel was our go to spot to have a drink, nice homemade type of meal, and start off our night in Banff! We were staying at a hotel next door but spent a lot of time at the hostel since he vibes were always fun and many new people to meet!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The common room has a television and a computer (although the computer is very slow). But mostly the atmosphere there is really nice; people in the common room are laid back and quietish. Because if you want to go crazy you just go to the bar down-stairs. Do not go here if you don't like Australian people though, about 70... More 

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for three nights and two days and really enjoyed the environment! I could see myself returning in the very near future! Never a dull moment from the front entrance to the top floor and everything in between. I didn't stay long enough....

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

Hi Eric, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, The Samesun Team More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 4 nights. Good location. Dorm was fine with en suite bathroom. Good shower, terrible sink. Very flakey Wifi. Not enough communal space given the number of beds. Kitchen looked basic although I didn't use it. Great happy hour beers and daily meal special. Staff All seemed very helpful. Would stay again

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