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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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Edmonton, Canada
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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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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights. We were welcomed by a lovely guy at reception and he filled us in on everything about Banff, and all the ski resorts. That night there was a gang of people in the kitchen drinking shots and sitting on the kitchen benches (at 7pm) where we were trying to prepare food-I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in one of the cabins separate from the dorm accommodation. Great spot. Free bus into town (but the walk is lovely of an evening) i.e. it is a bit out of town so you need to check bus times for carting shopping/ski gear. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Very nice view! We stayed there one night and were satisfied by the facilities. The people are welcoming and the place has a lot of charm. I would recommand to anyone looking to have a nice stay on an affordable budget.

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