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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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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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Anacortes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean and fun! Super cool environment. Shared lieu was in the room not the hallway! Friendly staff. Cool bar downstairs. Close proximity to downtown and bars and restaurants. Would definitely recommend and go again.

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Edmonton, Alberta
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staffs, room and free breakfast couldn't be better! I absolutely recommend you to stay here. It was so cozy and warm place. And I really liked the location of it. You can go downtown on foot. And the staffs were so kind and nice!

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Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome and very economical place to stay in Banff! Their ski packages were a decent deal as well, and no shortage of interesting people to be met by staying here. Their food and drink was quite well priced but still great quality. Would definitely stay at the Samesun again!

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Montreal, Quebec
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only stayed there 3 nights, but it was enough to know that It was a great place, well organized, friendly staff and very clean. They have better breakfasts then 120$ plus hotels, and really cheap prices on drinks. Overall ambience is great.

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Temora, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, great breakfast on offer for the tiny space. Everyone is beyond friendly, including the staff that are happy to help you at any cost. One of the cheapest hostels in Banff, not a bad location, a little walk from town. In my experience, it had said on the website that it was booked out but I gave...

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Best place I've ever stayed, including hotels. Every time I'd turn I'd make a new friend, the bar down stairs has the cheapest beers in town as well as the food, while keeping up with the quality you'd pay upwards of $20 for the exact same anywhere else. Cannot recommend enough. In fact I've loved it so much I'm moving...

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

Thanks for the awesome review! We hope to see you again in the future. Safe Travels. Hannah and the Samesun Banff crew.

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Friendly helpful staff. A small selection of porridge, toast, spread & pancakes included for breakfast. A youthful hostel be prepared the majority of travellers are from Australia. The rooms are generous size. But not a lot of space for belongings, given the amount of gear for winter sports.

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

Hi Clare, Thanks for the review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the free breakfast we offer every morning. Sorry to hear you had issues with space and storage. For those of you reading, all of the dorms have lockers which are designed to fit valuables and smaller belongings. We have a large luggage/ski locker which we are happy to store...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was my second stay at Samesun Banff, and again I had a really great stay. The room was spacious and I loved the fireplace! The staff are super helpful and I had a great time meeting other travellers. The location is easy for getting the bus to Sunshine too😊

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Samesun is very convenient for the ski buses and a short walk into the main part of town. Rooms and kichen are well equipped with a good bed to bathroom ratio. It is something of a party hostel so attracts a young crowd which can be a little noisy although quiet time is well enforced.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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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)
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Price Range: $43 - $127 (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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