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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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Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

My husband and I stayed here in July 2012. Our room was small but clean. The mattress was not firm at all, so I'd recommend that they get new mattresses soon. While we were there, it was very hot, and because the room was small with only 1 small window, we were very hot. We requested a fan and got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This place is simply awesome. We paid roughly $35 per night and got a much better stay then what we had for $40 a night at another Banff hostel. The kitchens are fantastic, large, open and with all the facilities needed to prepare decent meals. The rooms are a little small, but there is a large common area with a... More 

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Swindon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Terrible Internet, that’s the only problem with this hostel. Indeed, in the two weeks that I was here – the internet only worked for one week, and even when it did work during peak periods one was dealing with speeds slower than dial up. Given the amount of occupants of this hostel, I personally feel like it’s a poor show... More 

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Banff, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I have been staying here for 6 weeks and there is hardly enough internet to support the amount of people staying at the hotel. all the staff are nice and the rooms are ok but for me having to travel to town just to check my emails is a bit of a pain...

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Langley City, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stayed in several of the Rocky Mountain HI hostels and like the others, this also itself proud. A few days before our arrival we received a reminder that we were expected and when we did arrive it took very little time to receive our keys and get settled. The reception desk was very friendly, and equally important, helpful. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Spent two nights here. The majority of the people staying in the hostel are currently looking for work in the local area, so not many backpackers at the moment. Still, it has a good vibe to it and the staff are helpful with arranging onward travel or suggesting activities. The hostel is located slightly out of town up the road... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Spent three nights here and enjoyed the experience. Although well above the town it is on a free bus route and is a short scenic walk down to the town. The counter staff were very friendly and helpful with lots of useful tips and advice and booked our trip on the "Rocky Mountaineer", to Vancouver. Our private room was clean... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I stayed here for a month or so when I first moved to Banff for the ski season. Because of that it would have been a bit different than travelling there. It was ok, located out of town but got a free bus pass which did the job. Clean, bar downstairs with mostly good activities (wouldn't kill the bar tender... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

My friend and I hated it. We don't keep great memories from Banff I believe in part due to the bad experience in this hostel. We stayed in the HI Central Vancouver and got impressed with it. Well, this is the other side of the coin. We had a private room for the two of us. They don't have proper... More 

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Milano
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254 reviews 254 reviews
86 hotel reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

This hostel is very similar to the one HI runs in Lake Louise, meaning that is more similar to a hotel in terms of rooms and quality of common areas. The location is very good, and from the main lobby you have a beautiful view on the valley. Rooms are big and clean, we had one with bathroom and had... 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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