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Banff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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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Fmm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was clean, and the staff was super friendly. Some folks could've been more courteous at night- there was some yelling and running in the hallways. It was also very nice to have a washroom in the room, and not sharing with the entire floor. The free breakfast in the morning was great, and had something for everyone

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Whistler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms were really nice - spacious, very clean and quiet with large bathrooms. The kitchen and common rooms were good, and the bar was very cheap and lively and the staff were helpful. Breakfast was also amazing!! Would definitely stay here again!

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great facilities, awesome wifi. kitchen quite small for cooking dinner - only 4 stovetop spots. A real party hostel, I found it hard to find a quiet spot to apply for jobs even during the day. Really friendly staff.

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Finsterwalde, Germany
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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: $42 - $109 (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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Samesun Backpacker Hotel Banff
Samesun Banff Alberta
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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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