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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Samesun Banff

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Explore the breathtaking scenery of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the heart of the town of Banff. Centrally located and top rated, our hostel boasts spacious dorm rooms, some with amazing mountain views, daily activities, and an onsite bar.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you with lift passes and transportation options to skiing at Sunshine Village, Lake Louise and Norquay during the winter season. Or if you’re here in the summer, we can help you get to our favorite places at Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake, Banff Hot Springs and the endless amount of trails. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, horseback riding, scenic gondolas and many more outdoor activities.

And after a fun day out, come on back to our Beaver Bar for a bite and a beer where we host nightly events including karaoke, music bingo, live music and weekly trivia. With cheap eats and Happy Hour every night, it’s one of the most fun places to eat and drink in Banff.

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At Samesun Banff, the famous Rocky Mountains are pretty much on our doorstep. Whether you’re here to hit the slopes or just checking out this bustling little Canadian town, our hostel is fun, friendly and affordable. Fill up on our free daily breakfast of eggs, pancakes, fruit, coffee and tea (we could go on...) and savour it out on our sunny terrace, complete with views of the Rockies. You'll want to swing by our Beaver Bar in the evening, too – there's a nightly happy hour with events like bingo and live music to get involved in.


You’ll find us right in the centre of Banff, just a short stroll from ultra-hip bars, cafés and restaurants. Can’t wait to get your skis on? We’re close to three of the province’s best resorts. It’s a 20-minute drive to Sunshine Village, 45 minutes to Lake Louise and 14 minutes to Norquay, so you're within easy reach of that powder! To take it easy instead, you can take a 25-minute bus to the Banff hot springs. Need to get to Calgary International Airport? It’s about 90 minutes from Banff on the airport bus.

Rooms and Dorms

We have mixed and female-only dorms with linen included, plus handy lockers to keep your stuff safe (and off the floor). The rooms all have en-suites and you'll get a towel for your stay, so you can save space in your bag for spare salopettes.

Extras and activities

Drop by our 24-hour reception to talk to our friendly staff for help sorting out those lift passes and getting the best deals on nearby attractions. If you’ve rented skis or a snowboard, you can stash them in our secure storage and waxing area. All that’s left to do now is chill out and relax those muscles with a movie in the TV room or a Skype session on the free Wi-Fi.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Nov 2019
    The best hostel I have ever stayed in. It was clean, the atmosphere was incredible and I met the most amazing people. The staff are absolutely fabulous also. Shout out to Naomi and John who did so much to make me feel at home
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Nov 2019
    I loved it here. So. So. So much! Such a good, friendly atmosphere. All the staff (especially Sarah on the front desk) are super nice and very welcoming! All of the staff are so willing to help! Sarah was so helpful and so nice - she’s the best! I’d return tomorrow if I could!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Nov 2019
    This hostel was fantastic! The location was perfect, really central. The staff were super friendly, and about 1 minute after arriving in my room (all female six-bed room), I made new friends. The atmosphere was unbeatable, and karaoke night at their bar was fun. It was really great value, as the room was nice and cozy, the included breakfast was great, and the other guests were all so friendly. A great place if you’re travelling alone!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 Nov 2019
    Thanks to Sam F, he was very helpful
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    04 Dec 2019
    I had a comfy stay at the Samesun and would definitely recommend to anyone solo traveling! I wish that they would close the blue door by the bar however, because I was on the first floor and it was pretty loud when I was trying to sleep.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    04 Dec 2019
    Met so many amazing people! Room was clean! Great staff —> Sarah is a straight up boss! Will be back!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    14 Nov 2019
    The staff was very nice, the room I stayed in was a 6 person room and was well kept.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    13 Nov 2019
    I have stayed in close to 60 hostels and this has been one of my favourites overall! Staff were warm, welcoming and helpful, great location, they clean and vacuum the rooms each day so they care about cleanliness, the rooms are spacious so plenty of room to lay your things out. Standard breakfast included and drinks and food available at the bar for dinner. The people I met there have been some of the best I’ve ever met! I never leave a review but this one deserves it overall!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    10 Nov 2019
    Great location right by the centre of downtown Banff. Staff were super nice and helpful. Only one bathroom for essentially 4 rooms.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    06 Dec 2019
    I booked a large co-Ed room in hopes of meeting new people. Ended up in a smaller male only room. Was only disappointed as they constantly played video games and did not keep their personal space clean. Otherwise the hostel itself is great. It’s simple and has a nice bar. Located within a short walk to good food and free shuttles etc. Parking can be tricky, good luck.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Wi-Fi