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Located on Banff National Park, this hostel is just 5 minutes’ walk from Banff’s shops and bars. A fully licensed bar and restaurant as well as a fully equipped common guest kitchen are available on site. Free Wi-Fi is included. An private bathroom provides convenience in each dorm room. The on-site Beaver Lounge and Restaurant is an ideal place for guests to convene. Barbecue facilities and laundry facilities are also available on site. A common room is available for guests to relax after a day's outing. Recreational activities include Banff Gondola Mountain Experience just 1.2 mi away. Banff Springs Golf Course is also just 1.2 mi from this lodge.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Samesun Banff Hostel has been welcoming guests since Feb 28, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Breakfast Info



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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


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  • Shiva
    The location is great , the breakfast is good , storage to keep your luggage is good facility , overall I was satisfy to stay here for 3 nights .
  • Hussaini
    Excellent location, close to everything a tourist would prefer. The breakfast was also good.
  • Mariah
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    This was my first time staying in a hostel and I was impressed. There were bathrooms inside each room and a fan and outlets and curtains on each bed. The bar downstairs was fun and the location was great.
  • Mrinay
    Great location in the Banff City Centre. Very central to buses, train etc. and the Bow River Valley Trail
  • Markelle
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff were all so kind and helpful. The room was spacious. The location was perfect.
  • Blair
    Very friendly staff and fun environment. Very clean all around! Free breakfast was a nice touch!
  • Maxime
    Very good stay + location + space in the rooms
  • Nadia
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great spot, easy walk onto the main strip. Lots of people you can meet. Bar/restaurant on site with great options, nightly deals and happy hour. Not sure if we got an employee room or if they are all the same, but the room was so spacious, clean...
  • Tayler
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The property was super clean, it had great vibes and friendly and helpful staff. It was a great location and a quick walk to the downtown.
  • Touil
    The bar was great! Lots of theme nights made it easy to meet new people. Curtains were great for the beds. Drinking with some of the employees after their shifts was a lot of fun as well! The temperature of the rooms with that air funnel machine...

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi, How your dorm rooms operate now given Covid? Are they still 12 people in your rooms?

    Hello, we are running at half capacity right now. For example, if you're placed in a 6 bed mixed dorm, 3 people will be in there.
    Answered on 2 August 2020
  • I'm looking to stay in the 6-bed female only room. Does this room type have a locker for luggage?

    All of our rooms have lockers. You will need to provide your own lock.
    Answered on 11 January 2020
  • is there any place I can park my car close and at a reasonable price?

    Hi there! We have limited parking on site and free street parking only a block away from the hostel!
    Answered on 8 March 2023
  • Hello! Do you provide free towel services to guests or would one need to rent? Ty!

    Hi! We provide free towels!
    Answered on 5 June 2022
  • HI, Is the "Budget Double Room" a private room with private bathroom? Is there air condition in the hotel? Thanks.

    Hi, Thank you for your enquiry! The budget double room is a private room, it shares a bathroom with two other private rooms. The hostel does not have ..
    Answered on 16 February 2021
  • hello, does the place have a stove, microwave and fridge?

    We have a fully equipped kitchen with all of these appliances as well as a freezer. We also have all cutlery, tupperware and kitchen utensils.
    Answered on 22 April 2023
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Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Beaver Bar
    • Cuisine
      American • British • Local
    • Open for
      Dinner • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
    • Dietary options

Amenities of Samesun Banff Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Mountain view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Cleaning products
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Evening entertainment
  • Entertainment staff
  • Hiking
Living Area
  • Fireplace
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Samesun Banff Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Discover JCB Diners Club American Express Samesun Banff Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

You must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all special requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check-in. Additional charges may apply.

Please note, guests must be at least 18 years of age to stay at this property.

Also please note that all reservations of 7 days or more or of 6 or more people may be charged in advance for their first nights stay. This amount can be fully refunded as per our normal cancelation policy.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Samesun Banff Hostel

  • Samesun Banff Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Evening entertainment
    • Entertainment staff
    • Walking tours
    • Happy hour

  • Samesun Banff Hostel has 1 restaurant:

    • Beaver Bar

  • Guests staying at Samesun Banff Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Samesun Banff Hostel is 1,950 feet from the center of Banff. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Samesun Banff Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Samesun Banff Hostel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.