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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 Booking.com guests since Feb 28, 2012

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

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About Samesun Banff

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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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    Asked about: Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room • 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 air conditioning, however the rooms remain a comfortable temperature year round. Hope that helps!


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    Answered on February 16, 2021
  • Hi, is the bathroom to share with the 6 others ? And is their secure lockers for ski equipment? Thanks

    Hello. Yes the bathrooms are all ensuite and there is secure storage for your skis!


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    Asked about: Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room • Answered on December 6, 2021
  • hi, l am trying to book on booking.com and it doesn't have female dorm to select? I would like a female dorm.

    Hi, Thank you for your enquiry! We do have 8 and 6 bed female dorms available. If they did not appear as an option to select then they may be fully booked on the days you have selected. Hope that helps! The Samesun Team


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    Answered on April 16, 2021
  • Hi, Is there ample space for the free parking or does it get tight? Thanks, Vincent

    Hello. Yes, it gets pretty tight! In order to preserve the Banff National park, there's isn't much parking. But Banff has free on-street parking. The front desk can direct you when you arrive. We look forward to welcoming you! Kind regards


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    Answered on October 12, 2020
  • I am recovering from a broken hip Can I be provided with a lower bunk? Thank you Nancy

    Hey Nancy. We will do our best to reserve you a bottom bunk. We wish you a speedy recovery!


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    Answered on November 28, 2021
  • Are ontarian allowed to visit in April 2021 , 4 person group.

    Hi there! Currently Alberta restrictions states only cohorts can travel together. Thanks so much for your question!


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    Asked about: Bed in 14-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room • Answered on March 21, 2021
  • hi i have a group of five friends, Are we able of share 1 dorm?

    Hi! To ensure your dorm will be private you can book out the 6th bed in a 6 person dorm.


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    Answered on October 26, 2021
  • Hello. How many people share/use the kitchen and common areas or are there multiple kitchens & common areas on site?

    There is one kitchen and lounge area for all guests. There is also a bar onsite open from 4pm.


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    Answered on January 8, 2022
  • do u have a room for couple only?

    Good afternoon! We have three private rooms, which all share one washroom. Thank you!


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    Answered on October 9, 2021
  • Hi, if I book the room, can I be arranged in the room with only female?(i am a female) thanks!

    Hello! Yes of course - we have 2 x 6 female dorms and 1 x 8 female. Thanks in advance!


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    Answered on August 7, 2021
  • Hi, are you guys still operating at half capacity for covid?

    Hi, We are currently operating at full capacity in compliance with provincial guidelines!


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    Answered on November 20, 2021
  • Hello, I would like to know if travellers from other provinces (Québec) can stay at your hostel due to COVID? Thanks

    Hello, Alberta does not have any provincial travel restrictions, so you are welcome to visit us! All the best, Samesun Team


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    Asked about: Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room • Answered on June 17, 2021
  • are there shuttle you can take to get from the hostel to the trail heads?

    There isn't an official shuttle, many trail heads are in town which is fairly walkable. For many 'out of town hikes' there is also public transport


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    Answered on July 21, 2020
  • We are three adult males travelling for a weekend getaway. Can we please book this property?

    Yes of course!


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    Answered on July 2, 2021
  • Hi, Would be ok if all 5 of us living in you deluxe double/twin room? I won't mind pay one person cost upon the room fee as long as you able to accommodate extra bed. Thanks Jane

    Hello, We unfortunately do not provide any extra beds or cots, the best we are able to accommodate is you is the way this room is listed. 4 people would be the maximum to be accommodated in this room. Hope this helps, all the best. Samesun


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    Answered on May 29, 2021
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    We offer free luggage storage.


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    Answered on October 23, 2019
  • How are the beds allocated? Can we put in a request to be allocated in the same room if booking a mixed dormitory?

    We'll always try our best to put group bookings together into the same room whenever we can


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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Banff International Research Station
    0.5 miles
  • Banff Park Museum
    0.6 miles
  • The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
    0.6 miles
  • The Banff Center
    0.9 miles
  • Cave and Basin National Historic Site
    1.3 miles
  • North American
    2 miles
  • Cascade
    2.1 miles
  • Banff Upper Hot Springs
    2.2 miles
  • Banff Gondola
    2.4 miles
  • Mystic Express
    2.6 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Beaver Bar
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Whitebark Cafe
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • Sunshine Village
    9.7 miles
  • Sunshine Village Gondola
    9.8 miles
  • Goat's Eye Express
    10.8 miles
  • Wolverine Express
    10.9 miles
  • Jackrabbit Quad Chair
    11.4 miles
  • Tee Pee Town
    11.5 miles
  • Great Divide Express
    11.7 miles
  • Angel Express
    11.8 miles
  • Strawberry Triple Chair
    11.8 miles
  • Mount Standish Express
    11.8 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Tunnel
    0.6 miles
  • River Bow river
    0.6 miles
  • Lake Vermillion
    1.9 miles
  • Mountain Sulphur
    2.9 miles
  • Lake Minnewanka
    8.3 miles
Ski lifts
  • Mt Norquay
    5 miles
  • Sunshine village
    11.7 miles
How to get to Samesun Banff from Calgary International Airport
    Public shuttle
    Free parking is available.
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Beaver Bar

    Food: American, British, Local

    Open for: Dinner, Cocktail hour

Amenities of Samesun Banff
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Evening entertainment
  • Entertainment staff
  • Hiking
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
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
General
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules
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Check-in

3:30 PM - 12:00 AM

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

Check-out

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

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

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

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 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

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Samesun Banff (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Parking garage
    • Free parking

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