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Banff Y Mountain Lodge

2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   102 Spray Ave | P.O. Box 520, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was an okay hostel - the rooms were clean and it was nice that the toilet and shower was in different rooms, as everyone in my room was trying to get ready at the same time in the morning. However, the "bar" upstairs closed at 9:00 pm and it really didn't facilitate meeting new people. I would have stayed... More

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newcastle nsw
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I based here for my Rockies holiday. It was clean comfortable and the staff were exceptional. Also a great location for exploring the incredibly beautiful surrounding areas. Definitely recommend for good value accommodation

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3 of us stayed here for two nights whilst skiing. Clean and comfortable with a decent breakfast thrown in (the guy in the cafe was super friendly) got very hot overnight but overall we were happy with the stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

room was spacious and comfortable. Bathroom was small but functional and just what we expected for the price we paid. The lodge is located at the Southern end of Banff and is only a short 5 minute stroll into the centre of town. Only downside is that there is no individual thermostat in the rooms and they get very hot... More

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Beersheba, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

we stayed here one night, only because it was holiday and there was no other place available. the room was small but very clean with bathroom inside the room. it is a big hostel with many rooms and the price is not cheap. also take under consideration that the parking lot is small and if you arrive late , you... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

It's cheap sure but not the cheapest in town, and definitely not the best value for money. Room was pretty bad, roasting hot and no heat control, so slept with the window open all night. Apart from the environmental downside of that, the blinds also didn't go all the way down so we got snow blowing in all night long.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

You may be thinking, "ah, a cheap night out in Banff to a place in a great location, totally worth it!" But to you I would say, "just sleep in your own bed and make the drive to Banff in the morning!" We really tried to be positive but after waking up 4-5 times in the night, we were not.... More

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Steve W, Public Relations Manager at Banff Y Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Alexandra, Thanks so much for spending the time to review your stay recent at the Banff Y Mountain Lodge. We're disappointed to hear that you were less than satisfied with your visit. We pride ourselves on offering a peaceful nights sleep to all guests, so we're keen to learn from your experience. Can we ask why your sleep was... More

Regina, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Boy I have to say coming back here second time around has been a huge disappointment. Maybe new management or something. Day I arrived the girl at the desk didn't seem to understand English well enough. As a result I almost got charged for an extra day. My room: first thing I noticed was the odd smell in the room.... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Finding cheap accommodation in Banff during the summer was not an easy task but we settled for a double private room the Banff Y Mountain lodge, expensive for a hostel but cheap compared to surrounding accommodation. For what we ended up paying I had expected better. On the plus side the view out of our window to the surrounding mountains... More

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Steve W, Public Relations Manager at Banff Y Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Alice, Thank you for spending the time to write such a comprehensive review following your stay with us this summer. If we may we'd like to respond directly to your comments, both to acknowledge your valuable critical feedback and to improve our hotel policies. Firstly, value for money. As you saw yourself when researching your trip Banff can be... More

Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

myself and my 4 kids stayed here, in a family room, it was clean and warm, had a microwave and a small fridge, could have done with a small counter top or something as we were making sandwiches on the coffee table, but that is my only complaint, the staff were all efficient and really friendly, the complementary breakfast was... More

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Steve W, Guest Relations Manager at Banff Y Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Andrea and 4 kids! Thanks for taking the time for putting together such a fantastic review. We're so pleased to hear you found the hotel friendly and your Family Room 'fantastic'! Great suggestion on the counter-top for sandwich making. We're so pleased that you and your family enjoyed their stay here in Banff. Look forward to hosting you again... More

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Additional Information about Banff Y Mountain Lodge

Also Known As:
Banff y Mountain Hotel
Banff y Mountain Hotel Banff
Address: 102 Spray Ave | P.O. Box 520, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 20 Specialty lodging in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Banff Y Mountain Lodge 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Banff Y Mountain Lodge is the perfect mountain hideaway for travelers on a budget. Whether you're coming to ski & snowboard in the winter or mountain bike and hike in the summer, we've got great deals for you! Our lodge has a number of room options, so we can easily accommodate your parties needs. We feature private rooms with bath, private rooms with shared bath, (4, 6, 8 and 10-person) dorms and family suites all at lowest-in-town prices. As the Banff Y Mountain Lodge is a social enterprise funding domestic violence preventions programming you know what when you stay with us, not only are you getting a great room at a fantastic price, but you're also helping women and children in the Banff. Banff Y Mountain Lodge doesn’t charge hotel tax or GST. Other features;*Knowledgeable friendly staff*Clean, safe rooms *2 tv/media rooms*New! Large open plan guest kitchen which seats upto 24 people *Wi-fi Internet (For a small daily fee) *Free parking*Coin-op laundry *Large outdoor space with volleyball*Security lockers*Free linens*Licensed restaurant with Happy Hour beer prices *24/7 front desk service. *Discounts for many local attractions and tours. Explore the Rockies. Stay at the Banff Y Mountain Lodge – Best for your budget! ... more   less 
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