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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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  • 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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Red Deer, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed with a friend. Very comfortable beds. Rooms very clean. The bar and food were fantastic. Kitchen with microwave and large fridge to keep your own food in. Would most definitely stay again when I am in Banff.

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a great nite even in a shared dorm. Everyone was very considerate and a great breakfast was included. Restaurant and bar onsite, and helped me with safe parking for my motorcycle. Highly recommended!!

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location, free Wi-fi, free parking, very friendly staff, value for money. I was surprised they had free breakfast included every morning too! Good food and cheap drinks at the beaver bar. Laundry facilities was a bonus. Enjoyed my stay.

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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was very good. the rooms are good and clean, as well as the bathrooms. They have a nice pub inside with cheap food and beers. They provide events such as hikings and every night there are different parties inside the pub. They just forgot to give me my deposit back.

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No one will mistake this for the Banff Springs, butit was quiet, friendly and inexpensive. It's for younger travellers, so if you're older than 40, realize that you're a visitor. But the place has life, and likely the best deal in town.

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Banff, Alberta
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were extremely accommodating and friendly. Eating area in kitchen should be cleaned more frequently but the rest of the hostel was very clean. Great location, 10 minute walk to town centre. Comfy bed and clean room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have travelled all over the world and no hostel compares to the Samesun Banff. Best staff, best location, comfy beds and only quality people. There's a bar downstairs with $3.50 pints! Need I say more? If you're in banff do yourself a favour and stay here.

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

Hi Liam, What kind words! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will make sure to pass your comments on the team here at Samesun Banff. We hope to see you again in the future. Happy travels. Cheers, Hannah @ SameSun More 

Tofino, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hostel, lots of friendly people and it was clean and comfortable. Big dorm room with plenty of space. It doesn't have the best security - I was in an 8 bed dorm which was never locked by any of the other backpackers in the room.

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

Hi 91KristinD, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and our big, spacious dorm rooms! Sorry to hear that your roommates did not lock the dorm when they left for the day. We do have staff on duty around the clock, plus security cameras throughout the building... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It´s a very nice hostel. I am Brazilian and i did a lot of new friends there. If you are going to Banff to have fun, this hostel is a nice choice. There is a bar in the ground floor and every night there are a lot of people listening musics, drinking and making new friends. I think the unique... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was worried that I wouldn't like it, just given some not so great reviews, but it was a great stay. I didn't expect a bathroom within my dorm room--I've never seen that before and I really liked it. Also, they provide towels and will pull and wash them every day for you, which I've never, ever heard of before.... More 

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