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SameSun Backpacker Lodge

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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Bali, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 

Sao Paulo - unfortunately
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've stayed with them multiple times over the last 5 years, and I've yet to have a complaint. Friendly,, courteous staff, clean rooms, and the best atmosphere to meet friends from around the world that I've seen in Canada!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel was great and I enjoyed every minute of my stay here. Management and staff were awesome, rooms were clean and the TV room and kitchen were great places to meet people. The Beaver was great as well... you can't go past $3.50 pints and cheap dinner specials every night! Would recommend this place to anyone passing through Banff.

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Trimley St. Mary, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stayed here 5 night. people are really friendly. the rooms are big and the bath rooms are good as well. decent wifi and good common room. staff are knowledgeable and helpful and the beaver bar serves up cheap good food. would defo stay again.

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Clean, great public spaces and a fun bar. The staff were very friendly, and the included breakfast was a big bonus. You can purchase lift tickets for any of the resorts in the area at the desk which is a big time saver.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Always a nice stay. I come back here anytime I go to banff with friends and don't want to splurge on a hotel. The staff and guests are always friendly, lots of activities to keep you busy and an easy 5 min walk into the heart of banff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Had a great time at SameSun Banff. The location is walking distance to downtown shops and restaurants, there is a bus stop a couple minutes away that'll take you to the slopes, and they probably have the cheapest happy hour around. What else do you need?

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