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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
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed there for just one night and we booked 2 beds in a 6-bed mixed doorm. The room was pretty nice with 3 bunk beds and plugs next to bed, so no problem about charging your phone/camera. There is not plenty of space in the room to leave your things but there were big lockers inside of the room... More

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21 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived to stay at this hostel it was snowing so everything looked picture perfect. We were staying in the building separate from the main reception and this was great as it made it a lot quieter and the kitchen was really clean. Our room was nice with a double bunk on the bottom of one set of bunk... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at this hostel several times over the years and I must say it's slipping quickly. We prefer one of the only 2 cabins on the property mainly because it offers air conditioning and has less wear and tear but have stayed in both. The dorm style rooms are very hot in the summers and are in dire... More

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

Hi, I'm sorry to hear your expectations weren't met during this visit. We recognize that our older building is getting tired and we are hoping to inject some needed capital repairs into the property this fall. We certainly do our best to address the location issues you've raised by providing all of our guests free city bus transportation during their... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

"I had a marvelous stay in Hi-Banff center. This was an example of providing quality facilities in a simple and elegant fashion. Absolutely wonderful and charming in the middle of the rockies and surrounded by friendly staff. Rooms were all wood & with the new designs .The reception, lobby and restaurant were all trendy and cool. Especially the cleanliness of... More

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Hampshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hostel in a peaceful location in Banff. Stayed here as part of my Moose Network Tour and the hostel is really lovely and clean and cosy. Small restaurant and bar on site. Good wifi! Massive lockers in rooms and comfy beds with personal power sockets, lights etc. could do with more showers though. Great place to stay although a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Hi, I'm pleased you found our staff to be friendly and helpful and that you took advantage of the free bus pass we provide to our guests. As for the staff uniforms, our only uniform item is a staff t-shirt; pants, skirts and shorts are completely up to the individual staff member, we certainly don't tell anyone that they must... More

Vancouver Island, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a huge hostel and one is treated as belonging to a crowd rather than an individual. There is no personal touch, rather a 24 hours availability known from big city hostels. If that's what you want, then the HI Banff is an okay (although expensive) place to stay. We preferred smaller hostels with a more personal touch.

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

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to review our property. I agree with you, it's great to stay at smaller hostels where you can get to know the guests and staff more easily. August is our busiest month and it's tough to give very personalized service to each person when we've got 220 guests in the house, but we... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks 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 August 6, 2014

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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Address: 801 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — HI-Banff Alpine Centre 2.5*
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