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Samesun Banff
Ranked #1 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Banff
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“Fun and easy going!”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Really easy to find, even better atmosphere upon arrival! Will definitely go back. Nothing to complain about. Everyone was happy friendly and very easy to deal with (both staff and guests). A lot of past guests joined for drinks of an evening proving that the beaver bar is a great spot to enjoy a beverage or two while participating in the evening event planned by the hostel. Loved it!!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We had an awesome stay!

The hostel is centrally located on the main street. Facilities were clean and staff was very friendly. Extra common rooms are available for people to meet in the evenings, and the Beaver Bar downstairs features a lot of events and games which is great for meeting new people :)

Next time in Banff, I would choose this location again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

I spent one week in SameSun Backpacker Lodge and really had great time there. SameSun has a big kitchen and made me feel easy to cook. Staffs are pretty nice and helpful. They always try their best to help me. Since lots people stayed there, I met people from different countries everyday. I enjoyed the time in Kelowna because of SameSun!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

I don't have any pictures for this Hostel, BUT I remember having a blast. I was subjected to a night in a 6 bed dorm for my Bachelor Party in 2013. The room was clean and it had enough room for us to hang out before heading out on the town. It's super close to EVERYTHING and the staff were relatively friendly.

The restaurant was cheap, had great food and drinks. The waitress kept asking us to take agwa bombs, which is definitely a tasty drink for those of you looking to pre-game. I would not suggest this hostel for anyone who wants a quiet night as they seem to cater to the younger party-goers.

Not much to say, except that I'm going back. For another Bachelor party. I will take some pictures this time.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Dartmouth, Canada
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

I decided on a Monday to head to Banff from Halifax, NS the next day by myself! As I decided late I was on a pretty tight budget so this worked out perfectly! I I don't mind sharing a room with others, the only bad part is when they leave because you've become such good friends! The staff was great, super helpful and knew the area very well as well as bus schedules for the hills and even an option to make you a bagged lunch for your trip to the hill the next day! Will definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone travelling to Banff. I met so many people from all over the world, and the activities in the Beaver Bar were an awesome starting point at which to meet new friends!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Kitchener, Canada
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

"An amazing place to stay and a great place to socialize. Made some amazing friends and quite enjoyed my time there. The staff was incredible, and the rooms were clean and comfortable, they even had a fire place to keep you warm and help you dry your mittens. However the best part was the Beaver Bar where had scrumptious and cheap food and through great events each night in order to add to your experience. I would most defiantly stay here again!"

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Kitchener, Canada
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

Very friendly and helpful staff. Providing great information about the area and a map to get around! would definitely stay there again! the rooms were pretty clean and spacious. Free breakfast always a plus :)

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Samesun Banff

Property: Samesun Banff
Address: 433 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4, Canada (Formerly SameSun Backpacker Lodge)
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Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Samesun Banff 1.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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 
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