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SameSun Backpacker Lodge

1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   433 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A5, 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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Berlin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an awesome stay! The hostel is centrally located on the main street. Facilities were clean and staff was very friendly. Extra common rooms are available for people to meet in the evenings, and the Beaver Bar downstairs features a lot of events and games which is great for meeting new people :) Next time in Banff, I would... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent one week in SameSun Backpacker Lodge and really had great time there. SameSun has a big kitchen and made me feel easy to cook. Staffs are pretty nice and helpful. They always try their best to help me. Since lots people stayed there, I met people from different countries everyday. I enjoyed the time in Kelowna because of... More

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't have any pictures for this Hostel, BUT I remember having a blast. I was subjected to a night in a 6 bed dorm for my Bachelor Party in 2013. The room was clean and it had enough room for us to hang out before heading out on the town. It's super close to EVERYTHING and the staff were... More

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I decided on a Monday to head to Banff from Halifax, NS the next day by myself! As I decided late I was on a pretty tight budget so this worked out perfectly! I I don't mind sharing a room with others, the only bad part is when they leave because you've become such good friends! The staff was great,... More

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Kitchener, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

"An amazing place to stay and a great place to socialize. Made some amazing friends and quite enjoyed my time there. The staff was incredible, and the rooms were clean and comfortable, they even had a fire place to keep you warm and help you dry your mittens. However the best part was the Beaver Bar where had scrumptious and... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Very friendly and helpful staff. Providing great information about the area and a map to get around! would definitely stay there again! the rooms were pretty clean and spacious. Free breakfast always a plus :)

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Red Lodge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Managed to make a booking on the day we arrived, as it was a spur of the moment trip. Website was very easy to use. The bedrooms were large and had a private bathroom in each room, which is really great, and you don't get that every where. The staff were okay, didn't really require much assistance from them, so... More

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Medellin, Colombia
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We decided quite late on Friday afternoon to go to Banff from Edmonton and Samesun was the first place we called. We were assisted by a friendly lady called Amanda and were able to make a reservation over the phone without any hiccups. We arrived late but Kate was manning the reception desk and provided detailed information about the hostel... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Consider this is Banff the price per night is pretty cheap 30$/night in a dorm of 6 beds, decent living room and kitchen and a nice bar downstairs, good place to meet people and near DT I recommend this hostel if you want to save money and you are backpacking Nice staff and lots of people to meet

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Great hostel as stayed in the Vancouver one for a while last year. Staff at te one in banff not as friendly and kind as Vancouver. Not bad but just kinda getting the job done and no joy in it. Small bar in comparison to Vancouver but still good. And pancakes for breakfast yum! Bathrooms have a bath too wohoo

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Additional Information about SameSun Backpacker Lodge

Also Known As:
Samesun Backpacker Hotel Banff
Samesun Backpacker Hotel
Address: 433 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A5, Canada (Formerly Global Village Backpackers)
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 20 Specialty lodging in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — SameSun Backpacker Lodge 1.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SameSun Banff is located downtown just steps away from everything the town has to offer. A recently converted hotel, we have all the amenities a backpacker could want. With a clean and comfortable environment, we boast spacious dorm rooms, a great atmosphere and friendly, helpful staff. Home to the Beaver Lounge, with Open Mic nights, live gigs and weekly trivia, it is the only backpacker pub directly on Banff Avenue! No membership required! ... more   less 
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