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SameSun Backpacker Lodge

1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   433 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4, Canada (Formerly Global Village Backpackers)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
SaraJ1982 Port Macquarie, Australia
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    4.5 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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    4 of 5 stars
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I can not rate this place enough for a backpackers!! My friend and i were backpacking around Canada when we reached this beautiful little town in the rocky mountains called Banff. We had only booked 3 nights accommodation in the Backpackers where we loved it so much we ended up staying for a full month!! The staff are amazing!! (... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a sweet location, but that's just the start. The staff are really friendly, became friends with quite a few (big shout out to Skip!) and it's hard to find anyone in the hostel who isn't keen for a chat or to sink brewski's with you.. Food specials are a winner, winner.. chicken dinner ;) and rooms/bathrooms are always clean!... More 

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

Hi Jacob, Thanks for the great review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Make sure to visit us again.. there will be a beer waiting for you! The Samesun Team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Theres nothing more you should expect from a hostel. Service is good and the rooms are more than satisfactory for the cost to stay here. Definatly a great place to meet people with the bar and common room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

After 5 months of backpacking South America, coming to Samesun was a treat! Such a nice way to start our stay in Banff. We stayed here as we sorted out jobs and accomidation for the winter season. Staff were amazing, clean an modern facilities, but the best was the $6.50 roast dinner on Sunday!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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

Hi Sasha, Thanks for taking the time to review Samesun Banff. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that you took advantage of our great location! We hope to see you again in the future. Cheers, The SameSun Team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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

Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel. I appreciate the positive feedback about our bar as well as the Bar Staff and am glad your overall stay was enjoyable. I will pass your feedback onto the Front Desk Manager and Housekeeping Manager so they are able to work on the things you have mentioned. We hope you enjoyed... More 

Red Deer, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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 November 19, 2014

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 November 2, 2014

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

Hi Hayley, thanks for your review. I am glad to hear that you loved the Beaver Bar and got involved with the activities we have on offer. It is a great place to meet people if you are traveling on your own! I will pass on your feedback to our Housekeeping Manager in regards to the cleanliness. We hope you... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

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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Address: 433 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4, 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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