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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 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Samesun Banff has been welcoming guests since Feb 28, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Buffet

Free Parking Available On Site


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
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 August 2, 2020
  • Do you have planned events or activities?
    We have planned daily activities throughout the summer and winter seasons including hikes, canoeing, hot springs and the cinema.
    Answered on October 23, 2019
  • 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 January 11, 2020
  • 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 February 16, 2021
  • Hello! Do you provide free towel services to guests or would one need to rent? Ty!
    Hi! We provide free towels!
    Answered on June 5, 2022
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Area info *
1 Restaurant On Site

    Beaver Bar

    Food: American, British, Local

    Open for: Dinner, Cocktail hour

Amenities of Samesun Banff
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • 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
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking garage
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
  • Shuttle service Additional charge
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

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


3:30 PM - 12:00 AM

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


7:00 AM - 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 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

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

  • Samesun Banff is 1,950 feet from the center of Banff.

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

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

  • Check-in at Samesun Banff is from 3:30 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Samesun Banff by:

    • Airport shuttle (public) 1h 30min

  • Samesun Banff has 1 restaurant:

    • Beaver Bar

  • Guests staying at Samesun Banff can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet