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Samesun Banff

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

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 4 February 2017

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 4 February 2017

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 February 2017

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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Banff
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Stayed here for just under 2 weeks. Samesun is super clean and comfortable. Kitchen is well equipped and the bar downstairs has cheap tasty food. Staff are also really friendly. I highly recommend this hostel!

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Calgary, Alberta
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Comfy beds and very nice bathroom. Very impressed, more than a hostel. The lights are perfect for single use and don't disturb others, breakfast included is all you need to get you started in the morning.

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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

About 12 is us were tubing out at Mount Norquay and so made a resveratoon at the Samesun. Was a little Leary at first.....but was assured that it was a great place to stay. They were correct. The staff were excellent. We all stayed in an 8 bed room. It was very clean, close to downtown, bars and restaurants. It...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I booked an 8 bed co-ed dorm room for me and my friends. We had a good time. The staff was friendly and the rooms were clean. The only negative thing about the room was it had a privacy glass window between the bathroom and the main room, which let in the light during the night.

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Banff
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Good hostel, large dorm rooms, electric outlets, shelf and lights provided at each bed. Prices rose a lot on the weekend and Saturday night was very noisy in the rooms from the bar attached to the lobby

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

Hi Feebs56, Thanks for the feedback. Glad that you like our bunk fit-outs with shelf, light and power board. Being located within Banff National Park means that prices do rise on weekends with the town of Banff reaching near capacity most Friday/Saturday nights. We feel our weekend rates are competitive compared to the three other hostels in the area. For...

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Our stay at Samesun was amazing, the employees and other guests were very welcoming. The building was clean and spacious. We were able to enjoy the night life at the bar located in the hostel as well as a dirty bingo game with prizes.

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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: $41 - $118 (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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