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Hotel Samesun Banff Hostel (Banff, Canada)


Hotel Samesun Banff Hostel (Banff, Canada)

About Samesun Banff Hostel

The Samesun Backpackers Banff hostel is located within walking distance of Banff, Alberta and features basic, shared accommodations in a popular, and very scenic, location. Rooms at this property feature reading lamps, electrical outlets, storage lockers, and free towels. Guests will find en-suite bathrooms off each of the dorm rooms at this hostel, as well. Guests of this property will find a 24-hour reception desk, free parking, and complimentary Wi-Fi available. The hostel also has laundry machines, a shared lounge with a television, and free daily activities that are organised by the staff. A daily breakfast is included in the rate at the Samesun Backpackers Banff hostel. In addition, there is a restaurant and bar on-site called The Beaver. Other nearby restaurants include Ticino, the Whitebark Cafe, The Meatball Pizza & Pasta, and Ricky's Grill. This hostel is three kilometres from the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, 5.7 kilometres from the Banff Gondola, and 7.5 kilometres from Mount Norquay ski resort.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking(Unavailable)
  • Pets (Unavailable)
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index based on 1196  reviews from:
  • LocationExcellent  (9.0 / 10)
  • RoomsGood  (7.8 / 10)
  • ServiceExcellent  (8.6 / 10)
  • CleanlinessVery good  (8.1 / 10)
  • Value for moneyVery good  (8.4 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Close to town centre

Past guests have loved the location of this hostel, as it is within walking distance of downtown Banff and is close to many of the town's top attractions. Being able to walk to the centre of town made exploring the area much easier for guests.


Nice bar off the lobby

The bar at this hostel is said to be quite lively and offers a wide selection of affordable drinks and food items. Guests enjoyed having this bar right inside the hostel as it eliminated the need to head out in search of something to do at night.


Lots of organised activities

Many guests have loved the fact that the hostel offers so many organised activities for guests. After checking in, guests can go on group hikes or participate in tours and trips with other people who are staying there.

Negative Reviews


Very small kitchen

There have been complaints about the size of the kitchen at this hostel. When multiple people are trying to cook at once, there isn't enough space and it can be frustrating if you are attempting to prepare a quick meal with that many people around.


Loud guests

Numerous guests have complained that this property gets quite loud, as a lot of people stay there when visiting for Banff's nightlife. As a result, guests have struggle to sleep, as other guests have been inconsiderate and the staff hasn't done much to fix the issue.


Shared bathroom situation

Although guests have been aware that the bathrooms are shared at this hostel, they have felt as though there are too many people sharing each bathroom. This has led to people having trouble getting into the bathrooms in the morning and these rooms ending up very messy as the day goes on.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Entrance hall/lobby
  3. Terrace
  4. Hotel bar
  5. Non-smoking rooms
  6. Computer with internet
  7. Restaurant
  8. Snack bar
  9. Laundry service
  10. WiFi in public areas
  11. Room service
  12. Organised activities
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Central heating
  5. Safe
  6. WiFi
  7. Kitchen
  8. Microwave
  9. Free WiFi (rooms)
Sports facilities
  1. Hiking trail

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 15:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


433 Banff Avenue , T1L 1B4 , Banff , Canada
Telephone: +1(403)7624499 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about Samesun Banff Hostel

  • Is there a pool area at Samesun Banff Hostel?

    No, Samesun Banff Hostel doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at Samesun Banff Hostel?

    No, Samesun Banff Hostel doesn’t allow pets.

  • Is parking available at Samesun Banff Hostel?

    No, Samesun Banff Hostel doesn’t provide parking.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at Samesun Banff Hostel?

    Check-in at Samesun Banff Hostel is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is Samesun Banff Hostel located?

    Samesun Banff Hostel is located in 433 Banff Avenue, T1L 1B4, Banff, Canada.