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Samesun Backpackers Banff Reviews

433 Banff Avenue, Banff, Canada

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456 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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This was a really nice hostel. Relatively cheap and convenient. Location was not bad as well =D


Great big rooms, nice bar.


This Hostel is pretty nice. This has an awesome bar. I liked it.


I can't recommend this place highly enough! Unbeatable location, great staff, fun little on-site bar, clean rooms and activities every day. Can't wait to go back. Thanks guys!


People were great, stuff was ways helpful! It's awesome that every room has its own bathroom (I guess so) though they need more chlorine.. All in all its a great ace to stay!! I highly recommend it


The hostel is in a great location, very close to Banff town centre, with bus stops within site of the hostel. I stayed in an 8 bed female room which was clean and with a good number of power sockets, but as there was only one bathroom (shower and toilet together) it was crowded in the morning. The breakfast was good, what you'd expect from a hostel. Staff were generally helpful, not the friendliest staff I've come across. For travelers looking for a party atmosphere.


Good place to stay.


Everything is very good,


the pub in the main floor is amazing !


10/10 place, the staff is all time, such a good atmosphere with the friendliest people, always down for a chat. The bar especially kicks off, if you need a bed in banff get amongst the samesun.


good location


As hostels go Banff in general is quite steep in price, however my stay at Samesun was good. I stayed just the one night, had a little issue of parking as I couldn't get in the underground but there was free street parking nearby, which worked for me as I was leaving before 8 am. The rooms where big, in fact it was the most spacious hostel room I've ever stayed in. Complete with fireplace and armchair! En suite bathroom was clean. The beaver at breakfast could of done with being kept cleaner.

  • 20th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Clean, spacious rooms, super friendly staff and a great bar and common facilities. Definitely recommend and would stay here again in a heart beat.


no complaints! decent enough hostel and room and decent enough price


Staff are friendly, have enough space in room, it is better to prepare a big lock. Breakfast is .... better than not have. A supermarket which will take 10min. by walk. If you like party, it is fantastic in weekend. Overall , good choice in Banff national park.


Some staff who know the area really well were happy to give advice on where to explore, which was really helpful. Cheap meals in the bar downstairs meant there was always a few people there happy to have a chat. Spacious room with a bathroom attached was nice.


Adam on reception was great!! Thanks for the secret spot on the rd up to jasper :-) Nice stroll into town, not too far from anything really!


FREE PANCAKES! Breakfast was great. Staff was very helpful, super friendly and genuinely great people. SUPERB bar, great pub food. loved my time here, would defs stay again :D

  • 11th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Holy See (vatican City State)
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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