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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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Montreal, Quebec
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved everything! The staf was amazing, the activities were fun, the general ambiance of the place was great. The Beaver is really nice, good food, good drinks, good music, good games. The room was nice, enough place to put my stuff, always clean. Nice to have a fully equiped kitchen and a common room where I met lots of people.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hostel, clean, safe and close to everything you would need. The hostel itself was way too hot in the dorms, with the fire always on and then added peoples body heat was very uncomfortable. Also the hostel has way too many people as permanent residents which makes it feel like you are intruding on there homes, they seem to... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't sure what to expect because I had never been to a hostel before but this was so much fun and the staff were super friendly and helpful. It was a very casual hostel but the walls were surprisingly very soundproof. Kitchen was really good too with lots of room for storage. Would recommend and would definitely go back.... More 

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I definitely had a great time staying at Samesun! I was recommended by a friend of mine and I was so glad I followed their advice! The people were friendly, the activities were fun and the facilities were good :)

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is full of filthy scummy travellers, if you want to wait 6 hrs for a shower than this is your place, people are actually living in these dorms and think they own the place, charging about 3 items at once so you'll never have your phone etc charged

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

Hi Aadie, Sorry you didn’t enjoy your experience with us. We are a backpacker hostel… so are naturally always full of travelers. At this time of year we have a lot of long term guests who are like family – they all started out in the same boat, arriving in Banff for the season as a solo traveler and looking... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time here in Jan 2016. The staff were always friendly and helpful, the door rooms were spacious and the Beaver bar was small but had good vibes. Super convenient location to pop on the bus to the ski resorts or just walk down into town.

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Worcestershire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Generally a great stay and staff really friendly :) Breakfast facilities great. Great location, local to the shops and restaurants. Had a car, drove to the different slopes, really enjoyed Banff, one of my favourite places to visit!!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Just finished my second stay at the Samesun (first in feb 2015) and can definitely say that this is the place to stay in Banff. I was travelling alone but never once felt like it, met so many friendly and interesting people here and got loads of helpful recommendations on what activities to do around town (some are even free... More 

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

Hi Luke, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback! We strive to create an environment where travelers in either groups or on their own can have a good time and meet other like-minded people. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Banff and look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Hannah and the Samesun Banff Team. More 

Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I have stayed at the Banff location multiple times as well as the Vancouver location, all of my stays at the Samesun have been great. I love how the Banff location has washrooms in the rooms, as well the staff is always very accommodating and were able to get me and my 6 friends all beds in one room despite... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Good staff and have good accomodation but needs to improved cleanliness for the beddings and for the floors. I smell some awful smell but not sure might from the other person's feet, I don't know where it came from

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