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“Value deal in Banff”
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Samesun Banff
Ranked #1 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Banff
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Value deal in Banff”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Good location, friendly and helpful staff and a great atmosphere.
Free breakfast, free wifi and storage room and great security.
I stayed for 2 nights in 6 beds room and I had a pleasant stay with Samesun.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Nantes, France
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

I stayed in 6beds room, bathroom ensuite for 4 nights. Hostel really cool, you have a free breakfast, include bread, pancakes, muffins, some fruits, juices, jam and butter. It's one a the best place i stayed during my trip around north america, so if you don't where to go : come to Samesun !!
Storage room available before check-in or after you check-out, so really cool!!
Staff super friendly !
And Banff : enjoy !!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

Location is perfect for shops & right on main road too. Staff were pretty good. However the best part was the bar & meeting new people staying at the hostel. Security of the building and dorms as a whole was very good requiring 2 keys to get into building then my room. Cleanliness was pretty good with sheets etc getting changed almost everyday. Info on Banff was readily available and staff knew their stuff when it came to tips on what to do & where to go etc... All up one of the better hostels I've stayed at. Beds weren't that comfy nor the pillows but other than that I'd definitely stay there again. Cheers for having me!!!!

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Paris, France
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

I stayed 2 nights. The staff is nice (80%) and helpful, but the hostel is not very clean, the free breakfast is just a joke. If you want a quiete hostel, I do not recommand it.
Good location, only 10 minutes by walk from the bus and train station.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed in a private room which was ridiculously expensive for a private room in a hostel, but it was a really nice room, more like hotel than a hostel, and the bathroom was huge, so it was worth the price I guess. Had a great time, only complaint would be the whole building was way too warm - turn down the thermostat or something, seriously, it was late spring, not mid winter! Had a great time and would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Was my first time at a hostel and I was a tad nervous, but ended up having a blast and meeting amazing people. Staff is fantastic, and it was very clean and well taken care of place. A lot of partying, but if u want a quite experience alone don't stay in a hostel.. But even in the rooms it wasn't very loud. All in all great experience and can't wait to go back.

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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Free breakfast and comfortable blankets with a shower in the room were the best parts. I just wish that they didn't charge so high for the weekend, even if it is Banff. I also think that there should be less coed rooms, just my two cents.

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Property: Samesun Banff
Address: 433 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4, Canada (Formerly SameSun Backpacker Lodge)
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Samesun Banff 1.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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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