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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 with your home in the heart of Banff. Centrally located and top rated, our hostel boasts spacious dorm rooms, most with amazing views of the Rocky Mountains, 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. 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 more! 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.

Our guests also get:

•Free parking in our underground lot (parking is on a first come basis, free street parking is also available nearby)
•Free daily breakfast of eggs, pancakes, baked goods, fresh fruit, coffee and tea
•Lockers for each dorm guest
•Secure snowboard and ski storage and waxing area
•Fully-equipped guest kitchen
•Relaxing patio with great view of the Rockies
•Laundry
•TV room
•Day and long-term storage View House Rules

Overview

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.

Location

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 8.6

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Jun 2019
    The staff at this hostel is exceptional. Kate and Mykala are two of the most accommodating, helpful and competent managers I've ever encountered at a hostel. The vibes from every staff member at the hostel is incredible and I thoroughly enjoyed my entire stay here. I would reccomend this hostel to anyone traveling to Banff. Absolute beauty of a time.
    Canada, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Jun 2019
    Amazing staff. Great stay would recommend
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Jul 2019
    Everything was pretty good apart from how squeaky annoying the bunk beds are
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    24 Jun 2019
    Great hostel. Nice to have a bar/restaurant for decent prices on site. Also a nice kitchen to cook your own stuff.
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    30 Jun 2019
    Enjoyed the free breakfast as you can make your own pancakes. I was in a room of 6 and there was still lots of space! Bathroom very clean and shower used to be a jacuzzi so was big. There are also hangers for some clothes which was nice. The beavers bar had a great atmosphere & you can still get food there pretty late.. loved the pierogi! Definitely recommend this hostel!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    11 Jul 2019
    I loved staying at Samesun! It felt like a community from the moment I arrived. I was there during peak season and I met so many likeminded travelers of all ages. I liked that there was a range of ages from retired folks, adventurous couples to world travelers staying here. Banff Ave is a great location. I like that it’s on the end toward Canada 1 because parking and traffic is easier and it’s a nice walk to the shops and restaurants. The staff was super nice. I appreciated they provide towels!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    02 Jul 2019
    Bathroom a little messy and not so clean Breakfast - not many choices, limited tables and chairs Hair dryer - have to give the ID to exchange one Parking - limited Dorm - spacious and with locker, with multiple sockets and lamp at each bed. Staff are friendly Location is strategic
    Malaysia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    30 Jun 2019
    This hostel was a great option for staying in Banff! The people there were great, and the bar, the kitchen, and the lounge were all great additions. Great location - it was only a short walk to the centre! There were only two downsides - the kitchen had a really small seating area, so at dinner time the seats were all already taken; and even though it says there is "quiet time" through the middle of the night, it is not enforced and it was extremely loud throughout the hall on a Sunday night.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    12 Jul 2019
    Good hostel and would stay again; though, my bed had hair all over it upon arrival. Good atmosphere. Oven did not work well.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 3.1

    Rating

    21 Jun 2019
    The worst hostel in my life! In one of the most beautiful villages a very bad stay Samesun Banff leaves much to be desired, it is not a cheap hostel so it should offer quality in its service. Noise at all times, the rest of the rest is not respected, small lockers great disorder in the bedrooms, they smell bad, old furniture, bathrooms, bedrooms common areas dirty, full of dust, old sheets, disorganization, do not have recreational areas , unprofessional staff, bad image towards the guests,
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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