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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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Burnaby, Canada
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The summer in Banff could be hot even in the night. Without any cooling system, we have to keep the window open. Yet there is no insect screens, so you can imagine how many mosquitos are in the dorm...

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Samesun enjoys a good location, right at the beginning of downtown. It's on Banff Avenue and pretty much everything in town is within walking distance. Though none of them are locals, the front desk staff are knowledgeable and friendly. The dorms are clean and spacious. The rooms and the bathrooms are cleaned daily. The mattresses are super comfy and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time, all the staff were lovely and the rooms were clean. The bar also was a great place to start on a night out. Awesome place to stay if you are budget conscious in a fairly expensive town such as Banff.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a good time at Samesun. Staff was great, facilities well kept. I am older but felt right at home. Everyone was happy to be there and having a good time. People come and go from the room at different hours but I belive hey all tried to be courteous. I think the hallways are a different story

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Stony Plain, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was very clean and cozy. I stayed in a 6 person women's room and it was VERY quiet. The breakfast was okay, nothing too special but it is included so no complaints there! We were only there one night and it was all we needed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I moved into the SameSun at the beginning of winter whilst I was looking for long-term accommodation. I ended up living there for 2 months and had such an amazing time. I mad some amazing friends and met heaps of people. Its a good distance from town, there is a bus stop a few doors down for the Sunshine bus.... More 

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Nancy, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is clean, the staff is outstanding and super friendly. The rooms are large, and even with 8 people in ours we were still able to walk around and not feel over crowed. The Bar they have is amazing as well. The shot wheel is a great touch. I got the Rocky Mountain Bear F**** or something along that... More 

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place for hostellers to dwell. Fair pricing and excellent service. Good service, cleanliness, location, friendly staff and all the basic requirements for hostels are well met. The kitchen was great for those traveling on a budget.

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Edmonton, Alberta
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good for the price. Clean, nice staff and the people you meet there are definitely what will make your trip. It was perfect for what we were looking for: meeting some people, drinking and going out to party. Then we came back in a bed, had showers the next day and coffee and pancakes in the morning. All that... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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

Hi Kelsey, Thanks for such a great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will be sure to pass on your positive feedback to our team here at SameSun Banff. Hopefully we'll see you around the hostel and Beaver Bar in the near future. Cheer, Hannah @ SameSun More 

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