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Temora, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia 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 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and clean. Free breakfast is great! And the wifi is nice and strong. The kitchen is really tiny but I never used it at meal times so I dont know if its really an issue - cheap meals are available in the bar! My only issue was that the ten bed dorm was not really as nice as what...

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banff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Samesun was a really lively hostel, I really enjoyed my stay because as a solo traveler it was a really god way to meet people, in the bar or common room, cooking or even in the room. I was there for a month so i got to know some of the staff, who were all super friendly and nice. The...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bunch of friendly people and always willing to help. Great little bar with awesome meals and a good way to meet people and start your night. Great for the day activities the hostel runs. Awesome location with bus stop out the front.

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Banff, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend recommended staying here and she was right! Great atmosphere, comfy beds, excellent facilities including the well maintained en suites in every room. Most comfortable hostel I've stayed in in Canada and the Beaver Bar is excellent for socialising.

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Kelowna, British Columbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a nice home feel :) Close to everything and the staff were really helpful. Also the beds were really comfortable and very clean. Banff is such an amazing place. Recommend to anyone travelling through Canada.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $42 - $108 (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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