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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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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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Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

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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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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 July 30, 2014

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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Dallas, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Convenient location, easily accessible to restaurants, shops and bars in Banff. Friendly staff, typical hostel experience. They offered several social activities and was a good place for single/younger crowd to meet fellow travelers.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This hostel has everything. Towels, kitchen, free buffet breakfast, cheap dinners, bag storage, wonderful staff, communal games room. Very friendly fellow guests too. A short walk into the centre and very convenient bus to Sulphur mountain. Our dorm was spacious if a little too warm. One side of the building does get very hot but they do have fans everywhere.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Samesun wouldn't let us cancel 2 beds in a mixed 8 bed dorm, in the peak of the season on a saturday night, when they could easily refill the beds. Their complete lack of willingness to negotiate a partial charge rather than the full charge left me so angry I didn't even want to consider staying there any more. Apparently... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

the room was very good to sleep :) I slept in other hostel in Vancouver it's too hot to sleep after day, I got to the this hostel. the room was comfy and cool! I really enjoyed stay here but location is far from the greyhound rather than I thought and breakfast is not really good. But overall the hostel... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

The Banff hostel was wonderful - excellent location and the hostel was great. I definitely recommend staying here, clean and large rooms, lots of fun people and the activities are great. The only minor compliant I have is with the breakfast as there seemed to be something missing every morning (syrup, cups, coffee) but in all honesty it's a free... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

This is a party hostel, with a bar downstairs that goes off most nights so great for meeting people. It smelt a bit funky and wasn't very clean. Breakfast was ok, pancakes good :) Beds not very comfy, good each room has it's own bathroom.

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