This was my first ever stay in a backpackers' lodge / hostel so I don't have anything to compare it with but as a 30 year old female solo traveller I was impressed. I stayed in an all girl dorm (6 beds) with en suite bathroom. It felt very secure because you got a key to the room and the door locked itself automatically when you left. The sheets on the bed was clean and you were sure of this because you had to strip the bed yourself when you left (part of the conditions). The bathroom in the room was spacious and clean, I would say 3* standard. There were lockers in the room that needed a padlock, unfortunately I only had little ones and they couldn't get around the hasp. The hostel was in a really good central location, just on the edge of the centre of town so a short walk to pretty much everything. The staff were very friendly. They had a quiet policy after 11pm which was great for those who wanted to get some sleep. The bed wasn't very comfortable but what do you expect when you're sleeping in a bunk bed for the first time in many years. The pillow could've been better for me, or having two would've been a nice option. Overall, a positive first hostel experience and I would definitely recommend this place to others.
- 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