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Samesun Banff

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very clean, perfect for a trip with friends! Towels are furnish, the kitchen is fully equip, bathrooms are clean, laundry machine available and not too expensive. Wonderful ambiance, the staff is friendly and very helpful !

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Banff, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Central location was awesome to foot-commute around Banff. Wide array of tours offered with pick-up services straight from the hostel! Yummy (and affordable!) menu, tasty drink specials and clean rooms. Good vibes from all departments. I wined and dined and danced all night and didn't even have to leave the hostel! Very satisfied, entertained, rested, fed and watered. Thanks SameSun!

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the worst hostel ever, and I've stayed in one interior BC infested with rats, and one in Mexico that was home to a big family of bats - for comparison's sake. Samesun Banff is WAY too expensive for the product. The product being a crappy bunk bed in a loud, hot, party hostel. My new purse went missing...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled to Banff the other week, I came to samesun because it was an affordable option as I was traveling alone. I anticipated it to be somewhat less comfortable than a hotel or other type of arrangement. I did not realize how loud and disrespectful the whole situation was. I was placed in a room near the bar that...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic staff, great location, incredibly comfortable beds, decorated with a modern charm, sociable, reasonably priced, delicious breakfast, information of all the things to do around Banff, free parking.

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reception staff are great - very helpful, organized, informed, friendly, etc. Just enough parking (free) under the building was helpful too. Good hostel location. The rooms were metal bunkbeds with 6 people per room, a shower/toilet room and a sink/mirror in the bedroom, metal lockers. We were traveling as a couple and found it a bit full in the...

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

Hi Lee, Thanks for your review. Glad to hear our staff were helpful and you liked that each of our bunks have a shelf with power source, light and fan. For those of you reading, breakfast is included every morning from 7am - 9:30am. The HI Banff is located up on Tunnel Mountain approx 20 minute walk from town, the...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Samesun Bannf was very clean, and there is great employee. There is a great breakfast and a lot of good activities. Wifi works good, it was a nice trip. The kitchen is very well equipped but may be to little, there is not a lot of place to sit and eat our plate.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Samesun was an awesome hostel! I stayed in a 6 bed co-ed dorm. The rooms were spacious and each bed had a light and multiple power outlets as well as a locker. Each room also had it's own ensuite bathroom which was great. t's a great way to meet people and the staff are friendly and nice and the bar...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was really nice and you can easily meet a lot of people. The prices are good and the free breakfast is good and fresh. The hostel also has a good location. I would recommend it to my friends.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights on a trip to Banff - definitely an affordable option for staying right in the Village, although I did find it a bit far on those cold Fall nights. Only a few small issues - in my original booking I had requested to be in the same room as my friends who were arriving a...

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

Hi Katrina, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. Happy to hear that our staff made sure your group were all in the same room even though we might have missed the notes on your original booking. Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with one of your roommates - we have staff on around the clock to help with...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: ₹ 2,131 - ₹ 6,394 (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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“Stay away from this hostel all together”
bjenkins2017, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“No all round nice dorm”
kevinmB1336EO, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“we stayed on the third floor which was quite, room was very spacious with ensuite”
Kathrinchen1, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“4 bed dorms”
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!”
805tashp, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
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