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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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Vannes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent location in the main street of Banff (Banff avenue). Big private room for two with two kingsize beds. Pub a bit too noisy for us. Nice breakfast with self made pancakes. Lots of activities proposed by the backpacker.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a nice stay here and met very nice people. I would stay here again if I were to go back. The location was near all the shops, and some attractions in Banff. The staff was ok, the clients at the hostel very friendly and respectful.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

very noisy, no towel in room, breakfast was a joke. door lock was broken. poor parking. no air condition. we had a private room. the price we pay was higher than other much better hotels in Banff. I have other family members stay in other hotel which I was not able to book rooms for all of us. They have... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome Hostel. One of the best we have stayed in. Comfy beds, friendly staff, a great place to meet people. Has its own bar downstairs where you can party til 2am. Banff is a prime location in the Rocky Mountains.

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an enjoyable 4 days, nice kitchen although it can get quite hot at times. However awesome facilities. Clean throughout the hostel. The bar had a great atmosphere, nice food too. Staff were friendly, willing to mix with guests.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hostel with nice bathrooms in each room, good kitchen and meals available from the bar that were really delicious and well priced. Good location and friendly staff. The rooms were spacious and had comfy beds. I enjoyed my stay here in beautiful banff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I originally went to Samesun for 3 days to spend sometime in Banff and I ended up stuck there for 9 days because I was having to much fun at Samesun. With a bar located in the building it is so easy to meet people that live there aswell. The staff are so much fun and so helpful, during my... More 

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Juiz de Fora, MG
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the whole shared room with bunk beds might turn some people away, I had a great experience staying at Samesun. The staff kept the rooms tidy, not perfect, but clean enough. Overall very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location, good service, but the room is kinda hot in the summertime since there is no air conditioning. My dorm room is clean, and the in suite bathroom is spacious. Breakfast is a little few option: toast and pancake. However, there is a big grocery store 15' away where you can get anything for your trip.

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

Thank you for the feedback. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in Banff and at the SameSun. We have recently purchased new fans for each room to help with the summer heat. Hopefully next time you are in Banff you will be able to take advantage of these! For those reading, our daily breakfast includes toast, fruit, coffee,... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in the mixed dorm and it was clean and well kept. They had great customer service and a fun bar wih karaoke that had cheap drinks and food. The ony down side was how hot the rooms were! But it was a very hot weekend, so ya no air conditioning. But location is amazing.

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