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SameSun Backpacker Lodge

1.5 of 5 433 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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Perth, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

After an incredibly long trip from Vancouver by bus, this hostel was perfect. We were in a 6-person dorm room, all of the fellow guests were very welcoming. It has good lockers for personal belongings and the rooms are very spacious with an electronic fireplace and a door to a small balcony. We also had a shared bathroom in our... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Hired a car fro Calgary and drove over to see the Rockies for a day. The Auzzie lady at reception advised to go see lake Louise which was incredible. Friendly staff & you can walk through the town very easily. Underground car parking also which was handy so overall good value. I was there on the off season but Banff... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Samesun for 6 nights over NYE. We had the private room so I can not comment on the shared facilities. The staff were excellent, very helpful and the desk is manned 24 hours. They provide a simple free breakfast every day which includes pancakes! The bar provides cheap drinks and good meals with a cheap daily... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

Though I only dropped into the samesun on my way through banff, it had everything I needed, if staying longer I would book here again. Everything was clean orderly and the dorm rooms were of good size, the kitchens were also excellent; something that is hard to find sometimes in a backpackers.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The rooms are very tall and you have your own bathroom. Enough space for your luggage. Separate dinning room, enough stuff for cooking. The breakfast is ok. It is near to downtown and grocery shopping. I would like to stay a second time there.

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Inglis, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We stayed in the Moose room - 303. Loved how each room had its own local name. Rooms were great and nice and clean. Only one gripe in that the we had to sit in hallway to access wifi. A booster on each floor would be awesome!

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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The rooms are spacious. We had our own bathroom. The bathroom cleaningness is alright. Would be nice to have some shelfs the room for it woukd be there. The beds were a bit old but still okay. There is a bar with restaurant downstairs which you don´t hear upstairs. They have good prices. The stuff is very friendly. Great was... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Nothing to complain, really nice and big rooms with private bathroom, all facilities, the beaver is a nice bar and the hostel has great location really near Downtown. So it is a nice combination of fun and quiet night. Really recommend

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Yellowknife, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Was my 25th birthday, decided it was a good time to check out Banff! We had a lot of fun. We checked out the little boutiques downtown. Typical tourist town with gift shops and other more expensive ones. Our hostel was great. Easy to find, clean and friendly staff! We rented a 6 bed dorm and it was perfect for... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Terrific value for the money. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were reasonably clean, although the bathrooms could have been better. The other guests could be a little loud on weekend nights, but were well-behaved for the most part. The location was excellent. The breakfasts were not very good, though, but the Safeway was close by. Otherwise, I... More 

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Address: 433 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4, 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*
Number of rooms: 14
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