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Banff International Hostel

449 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
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Banff International Hostel
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Ranked #14 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Banff
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely hostel, right in walking distance of town....which is very small itself anyway. They have a little liquor store basically in the hostel which I thought was exceptionally convenient....I guess they have experience with travelers you could say! Staff were super helpful, total mix of staff from oz to England and Canada. I'd stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night and chose a private room because it was the same price as two dorm beds. The room was like a Hotel room! Own bathroom, fridge, everything super clean. Big kitchen, nice breakfast, everything good :))

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I've stayed in a lot of hostels and this is a clean one! We stayed in a private with an ensuite bathroom. The only problem we had was with heating and cooling of the room. We stayed for two nights. The first night it was as if something was wrong with our heater where it wouldn't kick off. It was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Stayed 9 nights in this hostel and it was generally okay. Very good price and walking distance to town. The dorms are spacious, mattresses are comfy and each dorm has it's own private bathroom. It was also kept very clean. The kitchen was pretty disgusting. It had all the facilities to use, but it stunk so bad that sometimes we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Stayed for 4 nights. Location is good, staff is friendly, room is clean. But the bunk bed is old, every move makes noise. The ceiling is very low, you can't sit straight when you're in upper berth. They have some long term guests and we stayed with one. She put her belongings everywhere and messed up the room. Didn't leave... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

4 of us travelled together so we got a 4 bed dorm with 2 sets of bunk beds. I think it's excellent value for money. It's located walking distance to the main street. Decent sized bathroom with shower. Friendly staff. Easy to find on the way into town.

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Prince George, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I booked a private room here during my last trip to Banff. It was an extremely good price, compared to everything else with similar amenities and location. Upon checking in, I found the room suitably clean and pretty much exactly as advertised; it was completely satisfactory. Over the course of the evening, I found that the room got very hot,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I booked 1 private room with 4 beds. I checked the white sheets thoroughly, and I am happy to report that there were no beg bugs. There is "quiet time" after 10PM (I think), but it was still noisy, especially when people were walking up and down the stairs. Overall, it was a good experience. I would definitely return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Stayed here 4 nights on a solo motorcycle and hiking trip to Banff...Great location within easy walking distance of downtown. Stayed in the men's dorm type room with about 8 other people. Room was clean, beds comfortable, bathroom spacious enough and clean. Front desk help was friendly and accomodating. Small front gathering room. not big , but acceptable. Downstairs kitchen... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Had some good nights at this hostel, clean and good beds. Breakfast was included which has good value, though if you arrived late there was only little left. Nice kitchen for cooking with good space. Place for buying alcohol just outside reception. Convenient.

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