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Samesun Banff

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had a really good 2 weeks here. The common room and bar are always busy, lively and met a lot of new people. Kitchen well equipt and staff friendly and helpful. Would 100% stay again. Different deals in the bar every night and the $8 dinner menu was nice

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Edmonton, Alberta
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Samesun Banff had excellent staff, great facilities, common room was loads of fun of a night time and the bar was awesome! Great food and even better service, would definitely recommend Samesun Banff!

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Edmonton, Alberta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Front staff was very nice. Room was clean and spacious bathroom. Close to Banff downtown. Breakfast was good, muffins/pancakes, banana, oranges, and coffee. At night, the bar can be a little bit noisy, but not very bad. I loved the public space on the 2nd floor, laying down and watching TV or just wandering the view out of the window,...

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Richmond, British Columbia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a quiet-oriented guy, this is not a satisfied place to stay, some tenants were quite noisy after midnight. If you are a cleanness-oriented person, I would not recommend this one either, kitchen & utensils were messy from time to time. Not well-managed on shared room either, some occupied 2 beds and left others w/o any choice. After...

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SameSunBanff, General Manager at Samesun Banff, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. We do have an onsite bar and restaurant and also run a number of free activities for our guests. We aim to create an environment where like minded travelers can connect and enjoy our awesome location in Banff National Park. From time to time you might get a disruptive roommate and that...

Edmonton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place to stay for the traveller on a budget. Quaint and and homey feeling. My boyfriend and I only stayed for one night but we knew we would want to stay there again when we come back. A little ways away from the downtown core but only a 10-15 minute walk.

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Red Deer, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i really enjoyed my time at samesun banff hostel, you meet so many great people even if your only staying for 1 night like me . They have a great happy go lucky enviroment where anything is possible !!!

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SameSunBanff, General Manager at Samesun Banff, responded to this review

Hi Kevin, Thanks for the awesome review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Safe travels. Hannah and the Samesun Team

Edmonton, Alberta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the auto front door got malfunction as night I arrived. I was told to enter the building from the entry in parkade. It was wet and slippery there. Anything else was pretty good there. staffs there were nice and friendly. It is my favorite hostel in banff.

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SameSunBanff, General Manager at Samesun Banff, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. Apologies our front door was malfunctioning when you arrived - it doesn't like the harsh Alberta weather too much. Glad to hear our staff were helpful and friendly - we are all travelers and love living in Banff. We hope to see you again in the future! Cheers,...

Vancouver, British Columbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

have stayed in samesun Vancouver had a pleasant experience there so chose to stay with them in Banff. The room was massive and had a bath in our bathroom. super amazing for the price. would recommend to anyone.

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Bangor, Maine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I traveled to Banff to go skiing. I was easily twice as old as most guests, but felt welcome and had a great time. Staff was excellent, shared kitchen area was well stocked and clean, Beaver Bar was much fun, and all was very organized and friendly.

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SameSunBanff, General Manager at Samesun Banff, responded to this review

Hi John, We are glad you enjoyed your stay! We strive to create an environment where like minded travelers can meet and enjoy their time in Banff National Park. We hope to see you again in the future. Cheers, Hannah and the Samesun team.

Inverurie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my favourite hostel on my trip to Canada. The staff were always helpful and friends. The room was clean and spacious with a big en-suite shower room. The bar was lovely and fun with lots of events on throughout the week. The activities run by the hostel were good. I went on the hoodoo hike and tried curling...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Samesun Banff

Address: 433 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4, Canada (Formerly SameSun Backpacker Lodge)
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Price Range: $33 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Samesun Banff 1.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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Samesun Backpacker Hotel Banff
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“we stayed on the third floor which was quite, room was very spacious with ensuite”
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“4 bed dorms”
RiaMendonca, Jan 16, 2017 | Read review
“Too noisy in the kitchen and common rooms, from which you can hear in the rooms - even early hours of a weekday morning!”
805tashp, Dec 20, 2016 | Read review
“Have fun! Chill at the bar for some drinks!”
406janiellel, Nov 21, 2016 | Read review
“Bring a lock if you want to use a locker. I believe locks can also be purchased at the front desk but don't quote me on this. I actually bought a lock with me but never ended up using it. ”
Kwan85 , Nov 21, 2016 | Read review
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