433 Banff Avenue Banff, Alberta Canada T1L 1B4

Samesun Banff is the perfect place to base yourself in Alberta’s iconic Rocky Mountains in both summer and winter. 

Banff, Alberta, Rocky Mountains with lake reflectionsOur accommodation is centrally located right on Banff Ave; with the hostel is just a quick walk to downtown Banff’s shops, restaurants and bars. Varied attractions and activities suit all traveler tastes and backpacker budgets.  Shuttle busses to the local ski & snowboarding mountains pick up just steps from the hostel’s front door. The Samesun hostels have been providing quality accommodation to backpackers looking for a gateway into Alberta’s great outdoors.

Just ask reception, we love to help organize your unforgettable Rocky Mountain activities. Take full advantage of the vistas and adventures that have made this lovely town a hostelling favorite. From our comfy Banff accommodation you can visit towering Rocky Mountains, glacier lakes, national parks, and endless ways to fill the day in any season. With such outstanding classic Canadian scenery, there are free & cheap activities all year round to enjoy whilst staying at a fun & funky central hostel.

All with the security knowing you have top quality, affordable accommodation with Samesun Backpackers when you get back from a long day exploring.

This is a Canadian holiday you will never forget!



Banff & the Rocky Mountains offer year round adventure activities!

       Summer activities in Banff

       Winter activities in the Rockies

Canoeing with backpacker friends down the bow river with a view of Rundle Mountain in Summer.

  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • canoeing
  • mountain biking
  • horseback riding
  • river floating
  • wildlife watching
Snowboarding lift in the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Banff, Alberta in Winter.

  • snowboarding
  • skiing
  • ice skating
  • snowmobiling
  • dogsledding
  • ice climbing
  • snow shoeing


Find out more about what Samesun Backpackers offers for daily hostel activities.


Samesun Backpackers Hostel in Banff Alberta Canada for the best in affordable accommodation.


Alberta’s best hostel has all the things a backpacker wants, and more!

One hundred dorm beds and a private room, a full kitchen, lounge room, outdoor patio, free internet terminal, luggage storage, free breakfast, free wifi and parking. The hostel dorm rooms are spacious and have ensuite bathrooms and fireplaces!  With economical, full service hosteling just steps to the best of Alberta you will likely never want to leave.We have a backpacker motto in Banff: “Everyday Sunday!” Check out the rooms & rates page for a detailed look at all our Banff accommodation has to offer.



Guests of the Banff Samesun Backpackers Hostel enjoy good times in the Beaver Pub and Lounge.


Don’t forget the legendary Beaver Bar, home of the infamous Agwa Bomb.

The Beaver is Alberta’s favorite backpacker bar and restaurant. Making the best of the hostelling experience, we have regular activities to break the ice. We want our backpackers swapping travel tips with patrons from Canada and abroad over a tasty & affordable beverage.  Favorites nights are Open Mic, Trivia, Bingo and games nights. The Beaver is known for its epic theme parties and live music showcasing some of Canada’s best new musicians.We look forward to hosting you in the Samesun hostel in the Canadian Rocky Mountains!