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Samesun Backpackers Banff Reviews

433 Banff Avenue, Banff, Canada

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89%

Rating
562 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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94%

We thought the food was cheap, great quality and big servings - just what a hungry backpacking hiker needs

  • 20th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

Bathrooms were slightly dirty looking but that might just be because they need updating - the shower curtain was so gross. Wifi was terrible, what's the point in offering it if it hardly works. However very good location and breakfast was brilliant and your staff were always there to help if needed.


89%

We were very happy with our stay at Samesun! The staff were friendly and very helpful. The room was clean and well-kept. Would definitely recommend to anyone staying in Banff!

  • 13th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Very good breakfast


97%

Brilliant hostel; spacious rooms, good facilities and great atmosphere. Good location on the main street, and a decent breakfast too. The bar is a little small though, which means breakfast in particular can get a bit crowded. The underground parking is also incredibly useful, as parking in Banff can be difficult, it is a very busy place at peak times, book early!


97%

Great hostel! Very nice atmosphere, super helpful staff.


100%

Great atmosphere and staff!!!!


74%

Great location, you get what you pay for. The wifi was not working during my entire stay there. There should be numbers assigned to bed.

  • 31st Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Austrian meets Banff :-). I had such an awesome stay at samesun banff. I felt pretty homely, sourrounded by mountains, awesome staff and pretty sweet location. See you soon samesun Banff cant wait Cheers for everything


91%

I enjoyed the coziness of the place. The staff was friendly and had a great tip/suggestion for my first activity. Others were quick to chime in and offer suggestions and help. The bartender was super friendly and the bar was loud, but I didn't hear it at all in my room. They offered a small breakfast. many were excited about the make your own pancakes. I fell in love with the coffee. The room was comfy and spacious for 6 people to be in. It even had a nice reading chair.


80%

The only negative thing is locking the kitchen 10pm-7am, it should be open till at least midnight.

  • 28th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

I had initially booked for a female dorm, and received an email saying it was overbooked, and was placed in a 6 bed mixed dorm. It worked out great, and I met some really cool people. The beds were comfy and clean. The bathroom with the room was clean, hot water was great. The staff was pretty friendly. The bar was always busy, and always had a mix of people passing through. I stayed two days, and had zero issues. In general, it's a lively hostel, with an easy walk to the shops etc of banff.

  • 27th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

I've stayed in hostels all over the world and found the facilities at this location to be below average, especially for the location. The biggest issue was with cleanliness in the common areas and rooms. Beds were clean but the bathrooms could have used a lot of improvement. I realize that part of it could be the fact that it seemed like a party hostel in a party town. That being said, the staff was great & we enjoyed the breakfast included with the room. Despite the partying, rooms were quiet.


69%

Pros: Good location, spacious dorm room with excellent bathroom. Cons: Definitely not a place for anyone over 40. Basically a party hostel with noisy and messy guests. Would not stay there again.


91%

Very good hostel. Very nice staff. You should come there. let's add that's the closest hostel from the city center.


63%

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Private bathroom and complimentary breakfast were great. Yay pancakes! Room was full of leftover garbage from prior guests which made it hard to figure out which beds were free. Hostel advertised free parking and a kitchen open to 10pm. Spent a long hot day hiking. Came back exhausted and hungry at 9pm to find all 10 parking spots were taken and the kitchen was closed - this was VERY frustrating and inconvenient. Lack of parking loses my future business.


100%

I cannot speak highly enough of this hostel. It was comfortable, clean and in a great location. Staff are friendly, knowledgeable and always willing to assist guests however they can. Also, the pancakes at breakfast are awesome!


100%

Hostel has everything you should need. The only thing it is lacking in is good wi-fi, it drops out particularly on the top floor. Friendly staff, 5-10 minute walk from the downtown area is manageable and the breakfast is good.


89%

Great hostel right on Banff Avenue. They organise trips to save you the hassle of booking through other companies. And the hostel bar has probably the cheapest drinks in Banff where everyone is really friendly and you get to meet some of the great locals. Staff all knowledgeable about the area and extremely friendly!

  • 16th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Incredible nice staff there with loads of patience :) Cool people there, much better location than HI.

  • 16th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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