The place is great and a good value for the money. However, be careful what they charge you. I can't prove it, but it looks to me like they try to be the cheapest place on booking.com et al (just by a couple cents per night) compared to their direct competition. Then once you get there, they charge you some higher standard rate and hope you don't notice it (with taxes added and stuff to obscure it). The poor girl at the reception was quite overwhelmed when I pointed it out to her because she could not even find the rate in their computer system I had a reservation for through booking.com. This tells me, this is systematic. Otherwise, why wouldn't the advertised rate be in the system? The whole process took like 15 minutes, Ridiculous. In the end she somehow put it in manually and even miscalculated a bit in my favor. Poetic justice I guess ;-)
- 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