So three of us showed up. I am not a hostel fan, but descided to go with the flow.
We arrived and the staff seemed nice.
Got to the room which I was told we booked a 6 bedroom female dorm. Surprise there was three males in it. Again I said just go with the flow.
My friends new my hesitance with staying in a hostel so they gave me the only bottom bunk bed. I threw my stuff on there and flipped the pillow to see some nasty stains...I went down to my car and got my travel fleece blanket and used it as a pillow instead. I also took off the top blanket as it had an awful odor to it that I didn't dare want near me.
The room overall was a mess and dirty. There was a gross body odor mixed with alcohol smell. I am not sure if this is average from the rest of the rooms, but I was scared even to walk around in anything less than socks. I also decided to take majority of my stuff down to my car.
The bunk bed consisted of a bunk bed matress with a foam on top. One of my friends didn't have the foam. We all barely slept that night, as any time someone would shift in the bed they would make a horrible metal squeek noise.
We woke up in the morning for the complimentary breakfast. There was no plates at all. As for food we didn't see anything except for crumbs of what was believe to be cereal. All three of us decided that McDonald's was our best bet and checked out earlier than planned.
My two friends had a better sleep in my car than this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Samesun Backpacker Hotel Banff