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HI-Banff Alpine Centre

2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   801 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The uniform of the girls (not the personal choice of some of them) are hot pants. Someone will like this bit.y clothes but... There were also no internet in the hostel. The staff was kind and helpful. The location is not so good 'cause you have 20 minutes to walk to the town center or wait for the bus every... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love staying here in Banff; it's affordable, close to everything, and the staff is friendly, helpful, and fun! The fridge is enormous, so you don't have to worry about storing anything in a cooler and hoping things will last! Great affordable place in a very expensive Banff!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and a friend stayed in a 4 bed dorm for two nights. We had an awesome experience, the staff was very friendly and helpful during our stay. The room was very clean, also were the washrooms. The bar has awesome drink specials and the kareoke Friday and Saturday night was one of the best parts of my whole weekend.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at HI-Banff from July 27 - 31, 2014 and was traveling by myself. I want to preface this review by saying that the location of the hostel was ideal for my purposes, the facilities were clean and well maintained, and I had an overall awesome time exploring the Banff area. I didn't mind the fact that the hostel... More

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BanffHostelManager, General Manager at HI-Banff Alpine Centre, responded to this review

Hello Matt, I'd like to apologize for the negative aspects of your experience with us. I've had a look through our reservations system and it's clear this was an error that shouldn't have happened. While there were group blocks that made it impossible to keep you in the same room right through your stay, the reservations agent made you two... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Left here the other day. Very helpful reception staff, welcoming and friendly. The centres location was fine, about a 20 minute downhill walk to town. There was plug sockets by each bed so there was no plug issues. The wifi was very patchy and the rooms were cramped and stuffy with small windows. The corridors were not well kept either.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great spot, away from the Banff Ave shops, but a short 5 minute drive away. We stayed in cabin #1 with our toddler and it was perfect! Quiet and clean with an a/c unit, TV, couch, two beds, private bathroom with shower, coffee and hot water maker. The fridges in the kitchen were great for storing food for our son... More

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Lovely room with toilets and showers close by. Fan provided as it was super hot. Loads to do on site including a bar and restaurant or a short(ish) walk into town or you can catch a bus from the main road. All staff really nice and helpful. Would definitely stay again!

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Canadian Rockies, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stayed in the cabins for one night on one of our mountain trips out snowboarding. Was a bit expensive, but most likely due to it being the weekend. The cabin was clean and the beds were comfy. Staff we dealt with we're nice. Can't comment on the kitchen as we didn't use it. Would stay again, maybe not the cabins... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Although a little out of town. Let this not deter you. Complimentary return bus pass available. bus is very frequent. Super friendly staff. AC is non existent in common areas but they provide fans in room but the place is clean an safe and very pretty with lovely Bistro. The town f Banff is so cute. Lots of shops, eateries... More

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have many memories here as I have stayed a few times at this hostel. In fact I once spent nearly two months here while I was working in Banff, many years ago, and was having trouble finding an affordable apartment. This time I spent a couple of days there during a mini vacation of Banff and Calgary. To be... More

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Address: 801 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — HI-Banff Alpine Centre 2.5*
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Are you looking for an place to stay in Banff? Seeking the Canadian Rocky Mountain experience? HI Banff Alpine Centre Hostel, has a more than just dorm beds, this Banff hostel also has many family and couples rooms available to book for your holiday in Banff. Looking to make a reservation? * Cougar Pete's on site restaurant * The Storm Cellar Pub and Gamehouse * Free guest use Wi-fi through out * Two spacious guest kitchens, * Two cozy lounges with fireplaces * Lookout deck with spectacular views of the mountains. * Internet kiosks to send a message to your friends at home. ... more   less 
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