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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Zeist, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has everything you need, the room was fairly clean, breakfast and lunch are good but incredibly slow service! The location is great, just out of the centre of town but within 3 minutes of walking you'll be in the centre of town. The staff was nice but the wifi wasn't working well during the day, only in the morning... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to check out at 2am because we found bugs (fleas/bed bugs?) in our bed. The front desk was totally unhelpful, the supervisor I spoke to the next day was even more useless, and they did not sound surprised when I told them about the bugs. Disgusted and traumatized.

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Brussels, Belgium
4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel doesn't provide any free breakfast for the high price, the staff is OK but not able to provide you the right sheets to make your bed and not particularly welcoming in general. The building looks old and needs a serious refresh. Moreover, what's missing here is a warmful common room where you can spend time and meet other... More

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Enderby, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last week we went to this lodge and we were very disappointed,the building looked on the outside very nice but inside it looked like a hospital.The rooms doesn't have a washroom and shower in it so you have to go outside your room for going to the toilet or shower and hope to be lucky you don't have to wait... More

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was clean and perfectly ok as a place to sleep, and considering it was the middle of the summer and the town was almost full the price was decent. However for over $150 a night for a private room I was a bit disappointed that there was no TV, no Coffee Maker, No Hair dryer, not even a... More

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Newport, Victoria. Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We recently stayed four nights at the Banff Y Mountain Lodge. Chosen due to it's ideal location to the city centre and scenic position, the Lodge proved a great accommodation package. Taking the lowest standard room we were more than happy with our accommodation. A bedroom with bathroom facilities down the hallway, the room was fresh and clean with a... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Unless you're 20 and want to be loud and not sleep, do not stay here. I'm 35 and have stayed in dozens and dozens of hostels and this one is very disappointing. I'm not on a budget but decided to book here because I enjoy the traveling feel of hostels and meeting new people. I've cancelled my other days and... More

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Banff National Park, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Thankyou to the staff at the Y Banff. You made our stay very welcome. Super friendly. Special thanks to KENDRA at reception. She went beyond her duty to help two Aussies organise accommodation. A million blessings dear heart. Karma comes around. Also to the chef...and waitress...a happy mob, many thanks for great food. Kathy and Greg, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Banff Y mountain lodge was noisy with paper thin walls. When the shower next door was being used it was so loud you could not talk, sleep, or concentrate. The halls were often noisy too, but quieted down at night. The room was very hot with no ventilation even though there was a small window and the weather was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

If you are going to spend your most time on exploring Banff or Rockies Mountains instead of staying in the room, this hotel is your good choice. Facilities are simple but clean and comfort enough. You can have a good sleep and short rest in between your sightseeing activities. Staffs are friendly and location is perfect for everything. Good choice... More

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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
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Banff Y Mountain Lodge 2.5*
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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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