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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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Whilst the HI Banff is good, it's clean and enjoyable with a nice bar and good meals, it is more expensive then other places in town, and it's a lot further to walk to then any other hostel. The dorms and private rooms are both pretty good and the bathrooms are well kept. Wi-Fi is good enough only to give... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I stayed here for 5 nights and it was excellent. I stayed in a female dorm room, which had 6 beds and plenty of space for everyone to have luggage spread out. The bathrooms were good, they had 2 private stalls with enough space to get changed comfortably, and lots of sinks and mirror space. The kitchen was large, plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Me and my friend needed to book accommodation in Banff last minute and it seemed that HI-Banff Alpine Centre was the last place left. Boy was I glad we booked here. Compared to most of the hostels I have stayed at this place was fantastic! The service was top notch they help you book any activities you want to do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I arrived here with 4 friends and booked a private room with 5 beds. It was great, clean and very accommodating. Each bed had it's own outlet and light. Beds were comfortable and clean. Had a bit of trouble getting into the bottom bunk since the rooms are a little tight, but it was not a big deal. The bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for one night, but wished we had stayed for more. We are 46 & 47 and have never stayed in a hostel in Canada. We were a little nervous about staying here given that they have a bar, but took the chance and really, really enjoyed our stay. When I booked the room online,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My husband and I arrived at the HI-Banff hostel on Thursday 29 August. We were unsure of what sightseeing and activities we could do on the Friday. Since we had limited time, we asked Will who was working the reception desk if he could advise us on sights to see. We asked Will could he please write up an itinerary... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We loved it here. The private room was fine but it was the staff, atmosphere and facilities that made this place for me. Fun pub in the basement, great little restaurant, bottomless coffee... Stunning location, a brisk 15 minute walk from town but we didn't mind that. The only thing I would say is that they need more staff in... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I loved staying at this hostel. It has more of a hotel feel about it, except with bunk beds. The room was spacious, had gigantic lockers, comfortable beds and included a private washroom, not including a shower but the showers are very private and clean. The staff were extremely helpful at the front desk and the wi-fi works great. For... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We booked in advance to stay in one of the private cabins next to the hostel. For us it was the best of both worlds. We got the facilities of the hostel including a full kitchen however we had private accommodation with en-suite. Our cabin had everything we needed without any unnecessary frills. The beds weren't the most comfortable but... More 

Poughkeepsie, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I had a room meant for four just for me. Four in that room would have been a nightmare. Shared bath not too bad ... if yours is full you can go to another floor. Staff is amazingly friendly, and although the place is too far from town to walk, they do provide bus tickets to ride the city bus.... More 

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