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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little worried before I went from the mixed reviews on here so it was quite a relief when I arrived and found it to be a great hostel. I stayed for 10 nights in a mixed dorm as it was the only bed available, Banff gets booked out in the summer so book ahead. The hostel is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travelled solo via motorcycle east to west across Canada in July 2014. Through Ontario and the prairies I was paying $80 to $130 for accommodations at motels in small towns. Banff is where I decided to experience my first hostel. Much to my surprise, it was beautiful. Located on a quiet woodsy property, clean and comfy rooms, great kitchen... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this to be a nice hostel, fairly clean with nice rooms and facilities. It's a little ways out of town but with the bus service that really isn't much of a problem. It's definitely good value and has a nice atmosphere.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed at this hostel every summer for the last three years, just on a weekend get away from the city. It's very cost effective, comfortable sleep and stunning scenery. They have a large kitchen but i always eat out. Cute little bar in the main building. I always get the female door with private ensuite. The shower stalls... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

"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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

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 August 31, 2014

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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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

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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*
Number of rooms: 52
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