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HI-Banff Alpine Centre

2.5 of 5 801 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 4 nights in the hostel during a holiday to meet Banff. I loved the service, online and personal. Clean rooms and bathrooms, even the collective. Furthermore, the economy is the best part. I will staying at HI again but this time in Vancouver.

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Wellington, NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is in a fantastic location up in Tunnel Mountain, with other resorts and homes. It's a couple of km out of town, but an easy walk- or you can jump on the number 2 bus. The hostel is an impressive, alpine building and the and noticed spread between a couple if buildings. I stayed in the Mary ...... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed here for one night and had a whole room with washroom for our-self's, what was really nice- no plastic-bags-horror in the morning! ;) All amenities are clean and the beds where warm and cozy! the staff was very friendly and helpful, the only downside (and in this case it upset us a lot) was the fact, that for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

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 October 5, 2014

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 September 30, 2014

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 September 26, 2014

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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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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