Samesun Hostel in Banff is the perfect place to base yourself in Alberta’s iconic Rocky Mountains in both summer and winter.
Our hostel & budget accommodation is centrally located on Banff Ave, just a quick walk to downtown Banff’s shops, restaurants and bars. Varied attractions and activities suit all traveler tastes and backpacker budgets. Shuttle buses to the local ski & snowboarding mountains pick up just steps from the hostel’s front door. The Samesun Backpackers Banff offer quality accommodation to travellers wanting to explore Alberta’s Rocky Mountains.
Just ask our front desk team, we love to help organize your unforgettable Rocky Mountain backpacking trip. From our comfy hostel accommodation in Banff you can visit peaks of the towering Rocky Mountains, glacier lakes, national parks, and endless ways to fill the day in any season. There are free & cheap activities to enjoy all year round whilst staying at Samesun’s central & social hostel.
Try summer activities like: hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding & wildlife watching. In the winter you can enjoy: snowboarding, skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, ice climbing & snow shoeing. Summer or winter we are in the center of it all!
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Throw yourself down a mountain all day knowing you’ve got top quality, affordable accommodation with Samesun Backpackers when you get back.
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!
Alberta’s best hostel has all the things a backpacker wants, and more! Sit back, relax & enjoy free breakfast, free wifi and free daily activities.
We can’t let you miss the most important meal of the day, so Samesun Banff offers breakfast included – with make your own pancakes, maple syrup, toast, jam, peanut butter, fresh fruit, juice, tea & coffee.
We know what travelers want, because we are travelers too! Enjoy free wifi 24/7 so you can easily stay in touch with friends & family, research your next destination or book a flight.
The most memorable travel stories are often about the people you meet. Samesun Banff’s hostel activities are a great way to meet other travelers, try a new skill, learn about Canada & explore the Rocky Mountains. Sign up at the front desk and check our activity calendar for more details.
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 cheap & tasty beverage. Come down for Open Mic, Trivia, Bingo and Karaoke. The Beaver is known for its epic theme parties and live music showcasing some of Canada’s best new musicians.