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Samesun Backpackers Banff Reviews

433 Banff Avenue, Banff, Canada

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89%

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

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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.


91%

Good location on Banff Avenue, close to everything. Front desk staff are knowledgeable and friendly. The dorms are clean and spacious. The rooms and the bathrooms are cleaned daily. The mattresses are super comfy and a bit bigger than what you have come to expect from a hostel. The all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast hits the spot every morning. Hit-or-miss wifi, though. All in all, a good hostel in the heart of Banff!


83%

Much more like a converted Inn / Hotel in layout than a hostel (just with lots of beds!). En suite bathrooms and showers are excellent! The staff were super friendly on multiple occasions & went out of their way to help me with directions & things to do! While I did book a mixed dorm, as a 22 y/o female I didn't appreciate being put in a dorm with a man of 50+ for two nights, and then after he left a man that seemed well over 60. I think a age restriction on dorm rooms are always appreciated!


89%

Good hostel but nowhere near the level of Samesun Vancouver. Breakfast could be better and found the communal areas a bit small - especially the kitchen. Rooms were spacious and clean.


89%

I very well may be too old for this hostel. The bar was very noisy at night and it's close to the rooms. Hostel was very clean and bed comfortable. Need automatic locks on doors as dorm room never locked and neither was window/door to outside however lockers in room good size.


86%

Good hostel, can't go wrong with location in Banff since it's so small and the wee bar downstairs was a good laugh. Friendly staff and decent breakfast.


100%

Had a private room which was outstanding. Spacious, clean, comfortable beds and a good view. Staff were very helpful and polite, free breakfast was great as well!


100%

Had a fantastic stay. Would definietly recommend staying at Samsun


97%

stayed at samesun plenty of times and always have a good experience. Facilitates are basic but clean and perfect for meeting lots of likeminded travellers :) thanks!


83%

I liked the on-site bar and the location is phenomenal. My blanket didn't smell very clean, and the door to our room was basically unlocked at all times. Staff were friendly and helpful.


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