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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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Ranked #10 of 20 Specialty lodging in Banff
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 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
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Fort McMurray, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have many memories here as I have stayed a few times at this hostel. In fact I once spent nearly two months here while I was working in Banff, many years ago, and was having trouble finding an affordable apartment. This time I spent a couple of days there during a mini vacation of Banff and Calgary. To be... More

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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Myself and my boyfriend stayed at the hotel for one night. Due to peak period, prices here too high for the quality the place offers. 2 persons in a 4-people mixed room, $90. I've slept in may hotels in different countries and the main purpose was saving money; which was not the case here. Besides, facilities are quite clean, which... More

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Perth, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were only there from late afternoon, overnight, then left in the morning, but I wasn't particularly impressed with this place - despite the bautiful scenery.The room was ok (private room, shared bathroom), neat and clean. There's a massive walk in fridge in the kitchen which was pretty neat, but the kitchen itself was utter chaos - way too small... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
35 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I love the cabin at the hostel. This is unique for hostels. Wonderful location. They have a very noisy exhaust fan on the entrance of the main building. Unfortunately you can hear the fan all night and day when you have your window open. It would be nice if they could figure out another way to exhaust air and not... More

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Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Even if it's quite far from downtown, it's a nice place to stay. Quiet, clean and with differents activities. I just stayed two days so i wasn't able to participate to the ones i want, but it looks pretty nice. I was just disapointed about the breakfast, because they said it was include in hostelworld, but no, you have to... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My gf and I booked 3 nights here in a mixed 6 bed dorm. We were incredibly impressed with the rooms and the hostel in general. Our room had an upstairs section with a double bed so worked out perfect as we paid for singles - very lucky indeed! The hostel was very well layed out, looked the very stereotypical... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Beautiful location and really nice rooms...however I felt compelled to write a review and check out early, due to the rudeness of the staff. I think a lot if them are just too young and immature to be dealing with the clientele and know nothing about customer service. Each night we drank at the onsite bar until late (they have... More

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BanffHostelManager, Manager at HI-Banff Alpine Centre, responded to this review

Hello, I'm sorry to hear about your poor experience. Upon investigation, we did find one of our housekeeping team was doing his job while playing music through his Iphone speaker and we've made sure the whole team knows this isn't acceptable. As for the guest kitchen, we have had numerous problems with guests who wish to enter the kitchen after... More

Somerville, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

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 March 30, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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*
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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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