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HI-Banff Alpine Centre

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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Banff Alpine Centre is located about 5 min drive and 20 min walk from downtown Banff. It has plenty of parking (passes sold at the visitor center downtown). We stayed in a mixed dorm of 6 people. The beds are very sturdy wood framed, so getting up on the upper bunks feels safe and solid. They also don't skweak.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stay here quite often when we come to Banff because it's one of the most affordable options, but it's certainly not anything special; crampy rooms with stale air, but the staff is friendly and helpful! If you're looking for a place to rest your head between adventures without breaking the bank, this will be just fine!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited hostels in Banff, Vancouver, Jasper and Valemount on our trip and this was bar far the best we stayed at. Banff is a really cool town and the hostel itself was really really nicely done. The rooms were also a thumbs up, and don't get me started on the comfy beds after a week of camping!

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I came up to Banff to run the Banff Marathon on 21 Jun. I love the room, except I got stuck with a top bunk. The beds/cots are first come. So, I am ok with that. Quiet, no heavy snorers. I only stayed for 2 nights. Book online, the hostel had fully booked for the two days I stayed here.... More 

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Nancy, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The room was crowed, my boyfriend and I hardly fit inside of it. Along with our two backpacks. The staff was cranky, and very rude when we asked to extend our stay one more night. Even though the hostel was not busy. The bar was never open, and the food wasn't great. Plus the shower had a dirty tampon in... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My friend and I reserved a private room for one night. When we arrived, we were told that there were no private rooms. Instead, we were given a four - bunk bedroom, and the receptionist told us that they won't allow anyone to check in in our room (so it's still private). The room was clean and spacey. The mattress... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Very impressed with this hostel. Compared with other places, there was so much room here. Big dorms, plenty of space. Lovely staff. Nice bar to chill. Only downside is that it's a little out of the way compared to other places, but saying that, it's only a 10-15min walk to downtown. Even a bus stop right out the front if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I went there with my husband and two of our friends. The room was perfect for us as it had a loft with double sized bed. The mattress was very good and the sheets were clean. The only problem was the kitchen. I didn't feel that it was as clean as the rooms. But it was okay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I was travelling on my own through the Canadian Rockies, and after staying at the HI in Lake Louise, decided to choose the HI for Banff. First off, make sure to double check what your reserved online compared to what you receive and are charged at check in. There seemed to be a difference in rates (with addition to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Stayed in one of the private cabins. Helpful staff, clean accommodation, price is higher than if you pay for a hotel, you wait about 30 minutes for a breakfast, decent area for when you want to go on hikes.

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