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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 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
•TV room
•Day and long-term storage View House Rules


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 8.2

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Aug 2019
    Great hostel. The folks staying here were very social and kind; I was invited to join a group for drinks at the bar downstairs within an hour of getting there. From what I saw, this was definitely one of the more socially oriented hostels in Banff. That said, the place was very clean, easy to navigate, and is located in a great spot right downtown.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2019
    Amazing place! Clean and the staff were very helpful. Bar is great, with cheap food that tastes great...don’t forget to chase that food down with an AGWA Bomb😁
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    16 Aug 2019
    Miss some protein in the breakfast (cheese, ham..) but it is one of the only hostels in banff providing breakfast included in price, so, great. Staff really friendly and HELPFUL. rooms are big, which is nice and bathroom is within the room :) location is banff ave is great :)
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    16 Aug 2019
    Great hostel in great location.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    08 Aug 2019
    I came in this week, 8th of August around 2 or 3 pm, the guy who worked at the reception desk that day wasn't good or friendly, he told me everything I need to know about my room and hostel less than 10 seconds as if I am wasting his time. The breakfast wasn't good too, after having them I feel strongly to look for something better out there asap. The hostel is located in a very good position, very close to shops bus stand. Room, toilet is clean, staffs have a good knowledge to assist guests.
    Indonesia, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    18 Aug 2019
    Great overall, the bar is a bit small for breakfast as all the chairs are piled up in the room reducing the floor space and it’s hard to move around even with just a few people. The rooms were spacious but the bunk beds very squeaky and rocking. Kitchen is great. Emcee has a lounge room which always seems quiet.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    15 Aug 2019
    Really good wifi and great free breakfast. There’s no elevator so be prepared to carry your bag up multiple flights of stairs.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    26 Jul 2019
    Good location, near centre of town. Included breakfast was ok but could do without the loud in her face music first thing in the morning.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    29 Jul 2019
    DO NOT stay here if you are looking for a quiet place to sleep. The bar gets very loud and stays that way very late, even on week days. Luckily my days were so packed that by the time I was ready for bed, even though I’m a light sleeper, I was knocked out even with the noise. The facilities are pretty average but the beds are terrible. Outdated and squeaky, making it impossible for me to switch positions in bed without feeling guilty about possibly waking someone up. I’d say it’s overpriced.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 3.4


    30 Jul 2019
    Poor hospitality
    USA, Female, 25-30
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi