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Samesun Backpackers Banff Reviews

433 Banff Avenue, Banff, Canada

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445 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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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)


The staffs were very friendly. The room was quite large and clean but the bathroom wasn't.

  • 2nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Great place to stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Also A great vibe around the place. Thank you!!


Good hostel, 5mins walk from the centre. Good cheap dinner special each day and happy hour drinks - bar is very small but was lively a few nights, music does to on until 2am so can be difficulty if you want to sleep early. Bfast basic but ok, wifi works well in bar and ok in rooms. Nice hot shower and clean bathrooms


Great location and price. Fun atmosphere and good onsite bar. Would definitely stay here again.


Absolutely loved my stay at this hostel this past summer. The bar inside is great, always something going on at night, the daily food specials are great deals, great staff, great vibe. Definitely recommend!


The staffs are amazing and very friendly.


Only stayed for one night, but the hostel seemed nice, and a good size. The rooms were comfortable and ensuite. The kitchen was a little small but had sufficient storage space and cooking utensils. There appeared to be lots of social stuff arranged and there was generally a nice atmosphere


Has everything a decent hostel should have. OK breakfast. Evening meal offering a great idea. Laundry was good.

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