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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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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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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 3 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
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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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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
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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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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

some people mentioned it wasn't clean, I was happy with it. The staff were friendly, cheaps were drink, the people there were fun. It also has a great location, easy walk to the centre of the town. I would stay there again.

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10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I was refereed to this place by a fellow traveler and I wasn't disappointed by the time I left. The staff are very helpful and want to make sure your entire stay in memorable. This is the only place to stay when you decide to check out this amazing place called Banff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

It was really great stay in Same Sun Backpacker Lodge in Banff. People were friendly and the staff were awesome, super friendly and helpful. Clean and organized place. I indicate for sure to everyone.

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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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