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Finsterwalde, Germany
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend and I had the best time staying at SameSun Banff. We went up to go snowboarding for a few days, got cheap tickets from frontdesk and the lovely staff helped us with directions and gave us great insider information on where to find the best slopes and powder! The Hostel is in a great location, a short walk...

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Saskatchewan, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great Hostel, good people, great vibes. Dont except to much quiet time here. Very fun place to stay, rooms and bathrooms are clean, Kitchen and common areas are clean. What more do you need. Everything you need near by.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Samesun is centrally located, clean, friendly and a great place for backpackers. They have daily activities for all housemates and its easy to make friends and plan group activities. Perfect for solo travellers. On our 2nd day we did a group hike to Lake Louise with some people from the hostel.

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Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff, food, rooms and atmosphere is incredible if you're looking for anything between an amazing ski/board trip to a crazy night out and possibly both if you've got the will power (the free breakfast plus shuttle service definitely helps). We booked a few tours with the help of the front desk, got up to the amazing slopes every morning...

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Ashmore, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like it busy and noisy with plenty to do, this is a great hostel for you. Beds are metal bunks that move. Comfortable and warm room. I'm used to wooden bunks that are built into the wall with a privacy curtain so this added to the noise. Shower hot and plenty of water. Breakfast was make your own...

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Thank MyTravel44
SameSunBanff, General Manager at Samesun Banff, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for the feedback! We do have an awesome little bar on site which serves up tasty and cheap food/drinks and most guests get involved with the nightly activity which can sometimes be fairly lively. We are always happy to accommodate guests on the upper levels away from the bar if noise is ever an issue. We are...

Arlington Heights, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been kind of bitter lately, don't know why. Went up to Banff for the birthday, and I have been my usually happy self ever since!! 100% because of this hostel. Great vibe, amazing atmosphere! Very welcoming, you feel like old friends with everyone. Loved it, loved it, loved it! Thanks again for a great birthday weekend!

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SameSunBanff, Manager at Samesun Banff, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review! Our objective is to always "Inspire Experiences" and we try our best to do this through employing travelers and creating a welcoming and fun environment with interactive spaces and free activities. We are glad you had a great time staying with us and hope to see you again in the future! Cheers, Hannah and The...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My First of a kind Backpackers Hostel and this one stands out. If not for an incident mentioned below, would have given 5 stars. This is an real Hostel, with bunk beds.. but it just doesn't end there. The rooms are very clean, clean bedding and bathrooms. At each bed there is a reading lamp and a small shelf to...

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

Hi Salto, Thanks for the review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and loved so many aspects of the hostel. We always strive to create an atmosphere where travelers can connect and enjoy our little town. Apologies that you experienced what you did on the 2nd night of your stay. The gentleman who hurt himself was obviously dealing...

Edmonton, Alberta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my boyfriend and I stayed at same sun for a ski trip and loved it! The rooms were clean, great staff, convenient bar with fun nightly activities and a nice common room for hanging out, awesome free breakfast and very friendly fellow travellers. We definitely will be returning

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the best time here! So many great people and very sociable place. Made so many friends here, great restaurant and bar. Overall a good place for groups and solo travelers. I enjoyed my time so much that I extended my stay there for the rest of the trip

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Calgary, Alberta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall, the experience was great. Amazing travellers in the hostel, great company, and friendly and accommodating staff. Only complaint was that our room smelled very bad like feet...it was humid and difficult to breathe in

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

Hi Krystal, Thanks for staying with us! We are glad our staff were welcoming and you found the hostel atmosphere great. I will make sure to pass your feedback about the smell onto our Housekeeping Manager. At this time of year we do get a lot of travelers staying with their ski gear and we do encourage everyone to keep...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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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)
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Price Range: $43 - $112 (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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“we stayed on the third floor which was quite, room was very spacious with ensuite”
 of 5 bubbles Kathrinchen1, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“4 bed dorms”
 of 5 bubbles RiaMendonca, 16 Jan 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!”
 of 5 bubbles 805tashp, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Have fun! Chill at the bar for some drinks!”
 of 5 bubbles 406janiellel, 21 Nov 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. ”
 of 5 bubbles Kwan85 , 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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