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

Great Location, at the end of the main strip (probably a max 15min walk to the opposite end of the strip). Good atmosphere, the pub has cheap drinks and fun themed nights. There were two rooms that branched off from a main 8person dorm, making it so that ~15 people shared one bathroom. We were lucky to be in a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here for five nights in an eight bed dorm. The bed was comfortable and had an attached ensuite. The bathroom was cleaned daily however were a large amount of shampoo, body wash bottles etc that had been left by previous guest but not removed. The bar was social and a great place to meet people. They also had... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I don't know if we'd stay at the SameSun Backpacker Lodge again. I've stayed at lots of hostels in my travels but never one like this. Our room held 6 people and 1 or 2 of these girls had been staying there for quite some time and had clothes strewn everywhere on the floor knee deep and hanging off the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Only stay one night and did not spend much time at the hostel but the bed was comfy and the bar although small was good. Room was a good size with an on-suite. A bit of a walk frm the main shops bars but would 5-10 mins so not a lot.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved staying in this hostel but I wouldn't recommend it if you are looking for a quiet relaxing hostel. They have a great bar attached to the hostel which has things to do every night. Great for meeting lots of new people and the staff is very friendly and laid back. Has free breakfast in the morning and is... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time here! Great environment, staff friendly & helpful. Rooms very comfortable & good size. Love the ensuite setup apart from the bathroom sink being out in the main part of the room - regarding coming in late & wanting to wash your hands or clean your teeth. Enjoyed the brekky, especially the pancakes! Great location, no probs... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tossed up between HI and Samesun when booking a quick visit to Banff, wound up choosing Samesun based entirely on their proximity to downtown Banff. Wish we didn't. Samesun is in every way a party hostel. For our four night stay, this involved a myriad of enjoyable experiences such as the yelling of corridor drinking games, being awoken as drunkards... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The Hostel is really good located and offers a good service. They have a very good and cheap dinner-special in the evening! Breakfast is included in the price! I gave just 4 stars because of the price of the room.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Hostel good and kitchen well equipped.The private room was clean,quiet but when we can't get a private room on the last day and switched to a 6 persons dorm,we found the dorm too small for 6 persons-rather crammed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

I had a great experience at Samesun! The location is perfect, less than a 5 minute walk to the centre of town, and less than a 15 walk from the greyhound bus station. I had a great time with the girls in my room, everyone I met was very friendly, and we enjoyed the bar downstairs! There's a bathroom in... More

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — SameSun Backpacker Lodge 1.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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