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HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre

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203 Village Rd, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First off, it should be mentioned that Lake Louise accommodations are limited and usually expensive. So to find such a great hostel, with a cheap price tag, is great. The check in was quick and informative, even if the receptionist was cranky. I booked a female dorm room, which included two bunk beds and a private attached bathroom. The shower... More 

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Campbellton, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Came into this HI cafe/restaurant after skating on Lake Louise. It just so happens they were closing early that day but our server was very accommodating and friendly and allowed us to order from the kitchen as well as stay as long as we pleased. We had the Chili-which was homestyle and a great presentation. The fish and chips were... More 

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Oriskany Falls, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We booked a private room with two double beds for $50 a person per night. The rooms were clean and had small lockers to lock up your packs if necessary. The shared bathrooms were ok. Clean for the most part. The showers were adequate. The kitchen area was nice, with plenty of room to cook and eat. Great common area... More 

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Perth, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

We spent 3 nights in a double room. The room itself was small but clean. The shower and toilet was shared with another room, but all clean and adequate. Large kitchen area, mostly well equipped. The only thing lacking is any microwave safe dishes (common problem!). Lots of tables and seating though. The lounge area was nice, with ski lodge... More 

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HI-LLAC, Front Office Manager at HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words about our hostel. We will look into getting some microwave safe dishes for our kitchens. More 

Kenora, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
49 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The only reason I am giving this hostel a poor rating is due to its inability to manage large groups that visit this hostel. It was very frustrating that a large group pretty much took over the hostel while I was here and the group extended little courtesy to other guests. Here are some examples of this group's bad hostelling... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place is run by Hostelling International. Service at the front desk is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are small, somewhat cramped but clean. There is a great sitting room with huge fireplace and overstuffed couches. This is a super place to swap stories, lies etc. with fellow travelers. This huge log room has a wonderful atmosphere, and brings... More 

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HI-LLAC, General Manager at HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us! More 

Hamburg, Germany
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stayed here for only one night for exploring the Banff nationalpark. The HI Lake Lousie is in best location for doing so. Located in great and pure nature you have the endless forest around you. The rooms are clean and big enough for spending a few nights. The stuff was very friendly and helped us to pick a great... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The Hostel is more like a Hotel, the rooms are brighter than usual (you can Actually stand in there), each room includes a own bathroom and the showers are in seperate rooms too. Very clean and has a great athmosphere! Only disadvantage is the railway right next to the Hostel.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We arrived at around 7pm on Sunday night after a long flight, bus ride and minus our luggage, so were a tad grumpy; the check in staff were brilliant! They checked us in swiftly and our friends (also staying there) showed us to our room. The room was adequate it was clean tidy and had plenty of room for our... More 

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HI-LLAC, General Manager at HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for the feedback! Thank you for recognizing the amazing staff and the great work they do. Glad you enjoyed your stay and please come back to visit soon! More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We enjoyed our stay in the hostel. The room was small but neat and clean. We were spending little time in our room anyway. The common spaces are very open and beautiful lodge style, much nicer than your average hostel. Sauna was a nice treat after a day of hiking. Staff were friendly and helpful. We were disappointed that we... More 

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