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“Two fun nights”
Review of Samesun Banff

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Samesun Banff
Ranked #1 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Two fun nights”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We stayed in a private room which was ridiculously expensive for a private room in a hostel, but it was a really nice room, more like hotel than a hostel, and the bathroom was huge, so it was worth the price I guess. Had a great time, only complaint would be the whole building was way too warm - turn down the thermostat or something, seriously, it was late spring, not mid winter! Had a great time and would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Was my first time at a hostel and I was a tad nervous, but ended up having a blast and meeting amazing people. Staff is fantastic, and it was very clean and well taken care of place. A lot of partying, but if u want a quite experience alone don't stay in a hostel.. But even in the rooms it wasn't very loud. All in all great experience and can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Free breakfast and comfortable blankets with a shower in the room were the best parts. I just wish that they didn't charge so high for the weekend, even if it is Banff. I also think that there should be less coed rooms, just my two cents.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

some people mentioned it wasn't clean, I was happy with it.

The staff were friendly, cheaps were drink, the people there were fun. It also has a great location, easy walk to the centre of the town. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

I was refereed to this place by a fellow traveler and I wasn't disappointed by the time I left. The staff are very helpful and want to make sure your entire stay in memorable. This is the only place to stay when you decide to check out this amazing place called Banff.

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

It was really great stay in Same Sun Backpacker Lodge in Banff. People were friendly and the staff were awesome, super friendly and helpful. Clean and organized place. I indicate for sure to everyone.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Perfect hostel for lone travellers! Amazing atmosphere with friendly staff and lots of activities planned ! Rooms are a great size and plenty toilet facilities throughout the hostel. A must stay if visiting banff!

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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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