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1 room, 2 adults

Samesun Banff

1.5-star1.5 stars
433 Banff Ave, Banff, AB, T1L 1B4, Canada

Adults-only ski hostel with ski passes, near Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

Alberta may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. 

  • Staff had good energy and the free breakfast exceeded expectations. A balcony door was…Feb 14, 2020
  • It’s the party hostel... the kids that work there are very friendly and accommodating.…Feb 13, 2020

Samesun Banff

from $59
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
  • 6 Bed Mixed Ensuite Washroom
  • 6 Bed Female Ensuite Washroom
  • 8 Bed Mixed Ensuite Washroom
  • 8 Bed Female Ensuite Washroom
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Basic Double Room

What’s around Samesun Banff


  • In a national park
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity - 13 min walk
  • Tunnel Mountain - 40 min walk
  • Cave and Basin National Historic Site - 34 min walk
  • Banff Gondola - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Upper Hot Springs - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Mount Norquay Ski Resort - 4.7 mi / 7.6 km
  • Sunshine Village - 11.7 mi / 18.8 km

Getting around

  • Calgary Intl. Airport (YYC) - 94 min drive
  • Banff Station - 12 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 14 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Alberta may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - midnight. If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle*


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Onsite parking limited

  • Free offsite parking nearby

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Ski passes available
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower/tub combination
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Beaver Bar - This bar serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered.

Samesun Banff’s small print

Also known as

  • Banff Samesun
  • Samesun Banff Banff
  • Samesun Backpacker Hotel Banff
  • Samesun Banff Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Samesun Banff Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Banff
  • Samesun
  • Samesun Banff
  • Samesun Hostel
  • Samesun Hostel Banff
  • Samesun Backpacker Hotel Banff
  • Samesun Banff Hostel


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Samesun Banff

  • Does Samesun Banff offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Samesun Banff does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at Samesun Banff?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at Samesun Banff?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Samesun Banff?
    You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Samesun Banff?
    Yes, The Beaver Bar offers alfresco dining. Nearby restaurants include Ticino Swiss-Italian Restaurant (3-min walk), The Keg Steakhouse and Lounge - Caribou Lodge (5-min walk), and Earl's (7-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Samesun Banff?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What is there to do near Samesun Banff?
    Recommended spots to visit include Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (13-min walk) and Cave and Basin National Historic Site (1.8 mi), along with Tunnel Mountain (2.1 mi) and Banff Gondola (2.8 mi).

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 80 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Good healthy included breakfast. Good and fun bar. Free first beer appreciated. Bunk beds too low for sitting on bottom bed. Suggest invest in better and taller bunk beds. There were no hangers for ski clothes that need to dry from day of skiing
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hostel with awesome activities and fun staff! Right in downtown Banff, loved my stay here!
us2 night trip
Good 6.0
Employees friendly, breakfast wonderful. Arrived to find the bar has open mic night in same room, a few feet away so it was so loud I could not hear receptionist’s questions. Noise and loud music continued til 11:50 pm where the entire group just went outside in the alley near the bedroom and continued playing guitar and singing very loudly.
DB, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Staff here are very friendly and helpful. Facilities are well maintained. Rooms are spacious and clean. Wish there was more parking available - if you leave during the day and come back at night chances are you’ll have to park on the street somewhere and hoof it back to the hostel. Other than that, all around good experience. Would definitely recommend!
us2 night trip
Fair 4.0
Room too hot
The room was way too warm at night (six grown men in one room is a lot of heat sources) and the heater was on. I absolutely could not sleep and am still repaying the resulting sleep debt. The bathroom had a weak but noticeable smell of mold. No elevators. No parking for me when I got there in the tiny underground parking alley.
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice Ineconomical Option!
Pretty nice for being a hostel. The downstair bar is hopping but it does close early enough (at midnight) so that people can actually sleep.
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hostel
Awsome hostel within walking distance to everything. Brendon, the night clerk was very friendly and always cheerful and polite!
barbara, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Quite a nice place! there are activities for every night. people are friendly
Fugui, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Solo Traveler
I stayed only one night but I enjoyed my stay at Samesun. The staff is very friendly and a great location.
Patricia, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
no parking lot, i had to look around about an hour to car parked
us1 night trip

Samesun Banff