Samesun Backpackers Banff

433 Banff AvenueBanffT1L 1B4Canada
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About Samesun Backpackers Banff

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.


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

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organised activities
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

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.

Rating Overview

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    8.3 /10
8.3 out of 10 based on 979 reviews