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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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Ranked #6 of 19 Specialty lodging in Banff
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small hostel but not far from the downtown area with clean facilities, well equipped kitchen, comfy common room and good social activities. As a solo traveller the Beaver bar was great for getting to know fellow travellers (and affordable drinks & meals!). The rooms are quiet and of decent size. No aircon but fan available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hostel itself is well located but I found it not very clean. Beside that everything was good.Especially Beaver bar and karaoke is one of the things I will remember from this hostel :),I didn't have a chance to get to know one Irish girl which stayed in my dorm- she was nice :). I think lockers should have been larger.... More

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Othis, France
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hostel was ok. Bar was nice and fun people staying at the hostel. However staff was rude. 5 minutes before checkin time staff told me I couldnt check in and had to wait at exactly one minute before checkin time a big group of people wanted to checkin in and staff let them go first and I had to wait... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location, friendly and helpful staff and a great atmosphere. Free breakfast, free wifi and storage room and great security. I stayed for 2 nights in 6 beds room and I had a pleasant stay with Samesun.

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Nantes, France
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in 6beds room, bathroom ensuite for 4 nights. Hostel really cool, you have a free breakfast, include bread, pancakes, muffins, some fruits, juices, jam and butter. It's one a the best place i stayed during my trip around north america, so if you don't where to go : come to Samesun !! Storage room available before check-in or... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location is perfect for shops & right on main road too. Staff were pretty good. However the best part was the bar & meeting new people staying at the hostel. Security of the building and dorms as a whole was very good requiring 2 keys to get into building then my room. Cleanliness was pretty good with sheets etc getting... More

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Paris, France
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I stayed 2 nights. The staff is nice (80%) and helpful, but the hostel is not very clean, the free breakfast is just a joke. If you want a quiete hostel, I do not recommand it. Good location, only 10 minutes by walk from the bus and train station.

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Perth, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stayed in a private room which was ridiculously expensive for a private room in a hostel, but it was a really nice room, more like hotel than a hostel, and the bathroom was huge, so it was worth the price I guess. Had a great time, only complaint would be the whole building was way too warm - turn... More

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Was my first time at a hostel and I was a tad nervous, but ended up having a blast and meeting amazing people. Staff is fantastic, and it was very clean and well taken care of place. A lot of partying, but if u want a quite experience alone don't stay in a hostel.. But even in the rooms it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Free breakfast and comfortable blankets with a shower in the room were the best parts. I just wish that they didn't charge so high for the weekend, even if it is Banff. I also think that there should be less coed rooms, just my two cents.

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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*
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
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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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