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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

it is a good hostel. you can walk to downtown shopping centre easily. they offer free breakfast , and it tastes really good. I like the bar in main floor. everything is good, but they don't offer free bus pass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is simply the place to be if you are staying in Banff. You will meet loads of travellers in the awesome bar over very reasonably priced drinks and delicious food! My room was spacious and bright with views of the mountains. The staff were friendly and always there for any questions you had.. they really love working here and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My stay in Samesun was triggered by the free breakfast offered and the "backpacker" in it's name. The latter really comes handy, from close location to Greyhound station to free phone calls and super helpful frontdesk-staff. The openmic in the integrated bar was very atmospheric and made a difference to other hostels I stayed in so far. I have only... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome staff. Incredibly friendly and definitely will visit again. Rooms perfect, hot water a plus. Dinners were amazing at such good value not to forget the wonderful beaver bar...A gem to stay in..

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Banff, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no expectations when I got to Banff other than I had no place to stay, I had arrived due to a family emergency, It was suggested that once I arrived, to find a hostel, After inquiring at the local information booth SameSun was the second stop. First impression was awesome and it got better as things went along.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really loved to stay in Same Sun Baff. It is very well located, friendly staff, clean room, everything you need is provided there and food was very good. I would like to stay in other Same Sun the next time I travel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun inteersting and clean is how I would begin. This Samesun Hostel in Banff has pretty much all the facilities you need. Friendly staff, a fun bar with entertainment of sorts on every night, clean rooms and bathrooms, laundry facilities and in walking distance of the town. Deffo would stay there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been over 20 yrs since my last visit to Banff where I had stayed in another hostel. This time while on a business trip, I had taken my 18 yr old daughter to experience what I had during my youth. Everything was as expected, I roomed with 5 other gents, my night ending at 11, while the others... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

everything was good at samesun, i had a problem with the guys in my room snoring all night, four of us woke them several times but they had no concern for our sleep. that doesnt impact on the hostel, just a personal experience while im there. everything was clean and the beds were comfortable.. i would definitely stay there again... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice place, with great people. When you make an description you always have to think in the relation beetwen the price and the quality. This is a Hostel not an Hotel 5 stars, and it's for young people, with excellent ubication, clean, and very cool.

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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
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — SameSun Backpacker Lodge 1.5*
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SameSun Banff is located downtown just steps away from everything the town has to offer. A recently converted hotel, we have all the amenities a backpacker could want. With a clean and comfortable environment, we boast spacious dorm rooms, a great atmosphere and friendly, helpful staff. Home to the Beaver Lounge, with Open Mic nights, live gigs and weekly trivia, it is the only backpacker pub directly on Banff Avenue! No membership required! ... more   less 
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