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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
Ann B Somerville, Massachusetts
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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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Somerville, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I stayed here overnight between ski days. We checked in and then took the free transportation down into Banff. Just a heads up, they ask for a $5 deposit that you get back so make sure you have exact change! We had a great time in town but headed back to the hostel for the Thursday pool... More

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Oswego, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ひとり旅の途中に宿泊しました。ダウンタウンバンフからはバスを使う必要があり、立地はあまりよくない印象を受けました。しかし、一人旅であるがゆえに値段の張るホテルに泊まるわけにもいかず、こちらを選択しました。施設は綺麗なつくりで、ロッジのようになっています。Wifiも使え、施設に関しては大変満足でした。 I was staying in this place in June 2013, and it was actually great place to stay. I was travelling around North America, and stopped by at this place cuz I couldn't afford expensive hotels in downtown Banff. The location was not quite convenient, but the hostel itself was clean and relaxing. The people were very helpful. I would... More

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Ascot, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I stayed here alone after a long summer working in the USA and my mind was blown by the picturesque beauty of the building. Although it is out of town and not really walking distance, you get a free bus pass which takes you straight into town and all around Banff and I didn't have any problems with the location.... More

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Coolangatta, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Stayed here on two separate occasions in October/November 2013, and I was very impressed with this hostel. Yes, it is out of town, but catching the bus/walking/getting a taxi is well worth it. The first time I stayed in the main building, the second time in the Mary Belle building next door… I highly recommend asking for a room/bed in... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Stayed here with some buddies when we did a ski trip at sunshine. My first time ever staying in a hostel. It was a decent experience. Id rather stay at a nice hotel obviously but for the price and hanging out with people your own age, it's not too bad! check it out if you are a hostel person.

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Seymour, Indiana
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The front desk was helpful with area attractions. There were many other young people to visit with during the day. The communal kitchen had everything you need to make a meal and it was never too busy to use. The beds and bedding were comfortable and clean. The staff kept the staff clean and well supplied. We would stay there... More

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44 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Very basic, nice atmosphere, free pancakes when you book via booking.com. Very friendly staff. Place is ideal for young people or backpackers. Not very close to city centre when you don't have a car. Nice and large self catering kitchen and a nice bar.

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I had never stayed in a hostel before and I must say I was plesently surprised! Everything was clean, the bed was super confortable, the staff was always helpful and didn't mind answering my two hundred questions. The kitchen has everything you need. I stayed in the Mary Belle Barclay building and I liked it much more then the one... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

this place is amazing. the staff are super friendly and helpful the food was great and the rooms were clean and tidy.. the one thing i hate about hostels is the communal washrooms but HI banffs was as clean as an expensive hotel room was great. we had a room with an amazing view and the main part of town... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for a few nights during our trip to Canada over summer and loved it! The staff were helpful and friendly, we got free bus rides thanks to the hostel, met some great people, nice enough rooms and were kept clean. Amazing view from our room too!

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Also Known As:
Hi-Banff Alpine Centre Hotel Banff
Hi-Banff Alpine Centre Hotel
Address: 801 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #10 of 20 Specialty lodging in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — HI-Banff Alpine Centre 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Are you looking for an place to stay in Banff? Seeking the Canadian Rocky Mountain experience? HI Banff Alpine Centre Hostel, has a more than just dorm beds, this Banff hostel also has many family and couples rooms available to book for your holiday in Banff. Looking to make a reservation? * Cougar Pete's on site restaurant * The Storm Cellar Pub and Gamehouse * Free guest use Wi-fi through out * Two spacious guest kitchens, * Two cozy lounges with fireplaces * Lookout deck with spectacular views of the mountains. * Internet kiosks to send a message to your friends at home. ... more   less 
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