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Samesun Backpackers Banff Reviews

433 Banff Avenue, Banff, Canada

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89%

Rating
541 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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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)


100%

Great hostel. Meet a load of people and everyone was out for a good time.


89%

Very clean hostel. Not too far from the bus depot and near the transit system so you can quickly get to your hiking destinations. The common kitchen closes early so if you want a late night snack, better go in the city (it's at a walking distance).


94%

Fantastic hostel! I've stayed in over 80 hostels and this was in my top 2! Staff where amazing, which is important to creating a good vibe in the hostel (which this hostel had) the hostel was also very clean and dorms where spacious and comfortable

  • 9th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Really friendly and approachable staff (especially the Australian gentlemen). Great atmosphere. Parking across the street. Good location - very close to the shops. Free breakfast (toast, juice, oatmeal, muffin, coffee, etc...). A little expensive (consider location though). My only qualms where that the place was a bit weathered, the room stifling until am, and poor wi-fi connection. But don't let that deter you if your looking at options for backpackers in Banff. Still a good place.


86%

The hostel was really clean and that was my biggest concern before getting there. It has lockers so I would highly recommend taking a lock although I didn't lose anything. I however was not Ok with the mattress since it was sinking in a lot and gave me terrible back issues.

  • 3rd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

A slightly pricey hostel but a great place to meet people and the staff are excellent. Beds and rooms are comfortable. The downstairs bar/restaurant always has activities every night.


86%

Friendly and very helpful staff. Great location in Banff and a wonderful place to unwind after nearly a week in the backcountry.


100%

Samesun have seriously stepped up since I last stayed here (12 months ago) They run so many free activities, the staff are excellent, they have re painted. I love the samesun it always feels like home!!


89%

Stayed here for 3 nights over Canada Day and had an awesome time! Met some really cool people in the Beaver Bar and the drink specials were great. The spa baths in the ensuites need a better clean/replacing though. The rooms were clean otherwise.


86%

It was good. Atmosphere is good. In first stair, i can enjoy brinking beer or cacktail, and everyday i could participate in some activities.

  • 24th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Perfect location. The lockers should be larger. Nice breakfast and bar.


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