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The YWCA Banff Hotel

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102 Spray Ave | P.O. Box 520, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada (Formerly Banff Y Mountain Lodge)
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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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Bundoran, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed a total of six weeks at the YWCA and have to say we had a brilliant time. Sure it's basic enough, but we had everything we needed, the staff were super friendly and the meals in the cafe were of a very high standard. Our room was serviced daily and bed nice and comfortable. Wifi was best near... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Wi-Fi doesn't work nothing they can do about it but restart the router which hasn't worked and THEY DONT HAVE A TV...NOT NOTED IN ADD.... As well the building looks like an old hospital wide heavy doors and rounded floor to walls.... Horrible!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It was very noisy at night The room is okay it could have been better. The service was poor. Dirty. Bathroom is very small and beds are not comfy. Blanket is very thin I recommend you don't book the hotel online just come to Banff and which ones are vacant

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

On the positive side, the desk and kitchen staff were very friendly and helpful. On the negative side, we stayed in room 325 at first (Feb 2) and it was obvious that nobody working at the hotel has been in that room at night because there was only one tiny table lamp with an opaque steel shade so there was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My boyfriend and I were in a private double for a couple of weeks. Great room, for a great price. However, the internet is abysmal. And the kitchen literally has 6 bowls. The fridge was full of mouldy food and there was very limited utensils. Over Christmas, we had to move to separate dorm rooms. The female dorm is cold,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Just don't understand, how this "lodge" has excellent reviews??? I guess, I have to agree with Judge Judy: "I know how you get this reviews, from all your family members and good friends". Anyway, we booked for two nights, left after first one, sorry but we could not stay another night there. The lodge looks like a hospital, the same... More 

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Calgary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Location – this is why I picked this hotel. Checkin- Incredibly fast. Parking - outside. Room – clean and the smallest I’ve ever stayed in. Booked originally for two guests. Got 2 bath towels and one face towel. No TV, no coffee maker. Bathroom was clean but shower was VERY small, good luck if you are plus size. Got choice... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Stayed here for two nights. The first night we had our own private room with ensuite upstairs. The room was comfortable and having been camping for a week, the shower was great. After the first night we got moved to an old hospital room. Was kooky and cool, but we had to scuttle across the hall for a shower which... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We weren't so thrilled with our stay at the Y. We chose the hotel primarily for the proximity to my sister's place as we were attending a barbecue that night and wanted the convenience of being able to walk home from her house. The Y was more shabby than shabby chic. For $150, the room was bare bones and, the... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Myself and my partner stayed in a double room with private bathroom. I was expecting to have to share a bathroom, so was delighted when we found we had our own! I think we were on the top floor (3 maybe?) and had no problems with noise. The room was fine, clean and basic. All we needed it for was... More 

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