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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 January 23, 2012
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

I was impressed by all of the Canadian hostels we stayed in, but HI Banff Alpine Centre really stood out. Superd setting, quiet and beautiful but with free and easy bus links into the town center for the life and activities you may want. The rooms were clean, and having a sink and toilet per room was luxury! All the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

great spot what you expect froma hostel they had a steam room which is great good internet facilities ar eup to date kitchen is fine overall a good place to stay

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Kelowna, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

HI Banff was a great experience. We were upgraded to the new Mary-Belle building and it was lovely. New, clean and spacious. We had a wash-room in our bedroom and one of the bottom bunks was a double. There is a big common area with a fire place in the middle, a great place to hang out or read a... More

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Calgary, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

It's a clean place with friendly staff. Definitely one of the best hostels I've stayed in. Wi-fi is available everywhere I recommend staying in the addition if you don't want the music from the bar in the basement to disturb you in the night. I didn't try eating there so I can't give any feedback on that.

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Toronto, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

it was my first time staying in a hostel and i was traveling alone. i stayed for three nights in a coed dorm. the room was small with two sets of bunk beds and a set of lockers. the room was clean and the washrooms were also. its a quick bus ride away from downtown banff, and the bus is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

I stayed in the hostel on two occasions, the first time I was in the main building in a 4-shared dorm, the second in a 4-shared in the new building. The rooms were clean and spacious. The one in the main building was quite noisy because of the bar downstairs, which seemed to be going until the early hours... If... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

Ive stayed in alot of hostels and this is the top of my favorites list! Great staff who are always smiling and ready to help, clean rooms and common areas, and great theme nights in the storm cellar bar (not to mention awesome prices!). Would recommend this place to anyone! Also great for groups.. the HI is efficient with check-ins,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011 via mobile

Whenever I get a chance I love to book us in hostels. We normally take the private ensuites. This place was clean and pretty but definitely didn't have the warmth of hostels in it. We paid $165 for one night. Room and experience both combined were not worth it. Kitchen was packed at ant time! All the smells from the... More

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

Hello, I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us. We were very busy during the period of your stay, which affected our ability to provide quick service in the restaurant and led to our guest kitchen being quite busy, as well. We do have two guest kitchens, to try to alleviate the crowding that can sometimes occur when we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011 via mobile

Don't be afraid of going there because it isn't so close to the city. The bus #2 passes just in front of it and it takes 5 min to get to the center. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The rooms are clean, with a big locker and a good toilette inside. The mattress is much too soft tough.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

Clean rooms, clean bathrooms and showers, nice and helpful staff, nice breakfast, free parking lot across the street. What else can you expect from a hostel? I definitely recommend the place. Would sure stay there again!

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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
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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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