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Mascouche, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff is not very friendly. They seem annoyed by tourists. Anna the manager was really rude with me. I did not sleep all night because of a breakdown in the ventilation in my room. I paid $ 66 for the night; already too expensive for a hostel. I tried to get a discount, but she really seemes indifferent to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The rooms and bathroom are basic (one toilet for 12 people is limit), but the location is good, nice atmosphere in the bar, we likes the breakfast and the staff is very helpful. Love the tshirt we got... :)

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Regina, Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For booking in at such short notice-I was very impressed with the quality of this hostel. I was really pleased to see underground parking. (being as how I ride, having my bike away from the elements was indeed a treat!) I highly recommend this hostel to anyone. The breakfast was, by far, the best I have ever been treated to... More 

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Napa, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many people having party in rooms and corridors all night. I've stayed in many hostels and this is the first time that quiet hours are not respected. Tiny kitchen for lots of people with not many utensils.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this place, great activities (I was there two nights, we went to the hot speings one afternoon and yoga the next) great way to meet people special when traveling alone as I was. the bar had great vibes and cheap drinks with different themed nights like bingo or live music. Perfect location rite in town 5 min walk to... More 

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Igualada, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even I find it expensive to be a "backpackers hostel" is good relation quality-price, so you get breakfast for free, the rooms are nice and clean, they have a really good assistance from the employees and they organize activities for free every day. Is in good location and the rest of hostels in Banff are same price or more.

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st malo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

was lovely, very clean, very safe and organized. The kitchen is big, very practical, with big bridges, the hostel organize every day activities, and the staff is really nice and helpfull, it is very clean and we will for sure come again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friend and I stayed at Samesun Banff for two nights in July 2016. We were having a great time and had met some wonderful people, including some staff members who were lovely. We were booked in to be staying a third night in the hostel but when we arrived back at the hostel that evening we were told that... More 

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Whistler, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Positioned close to town and shops. Hostel was clean, quiet and staff where polite and helpful! only downside was limited parking which meant parking on the street, personally I'd preferred to park in hostel! We booked last minute and thought we would all be separated but the hostel was able to put us all together which was great!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great clean hostel. Staff were friendly and extremely helpful in giving area advice. Breakfast had a wide variety of foods and the bar was the best I've seen in a hostel ever. Definitely recommend!!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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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: $35 - $102 (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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