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HI-Calgary City Centre

520 7th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G0J6, Canada
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leduc, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This location is ideal for attending the Calgary Entertainment and Comic Book Expo, it's just a ten-minute walk to the stampede grounds and is perfectly adequate as far as hostels go. The faculty is clean and staff are very friendly. They serve a continental breakfast and have tea and coffee all day as well, but bring a travel mug as... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived after a long flight from Manila. I found the room and bed very comfortable. It was only a short stay as I arrived after midnight. I left the next morning for Medicine Hat. I didn't even wake up for the free breakfast. I had the whole dorm room to myself, bonus!

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Hostel, the staff is very helpful. It's clean, a real sense of "sharing" and "community" in the breakfast as it has free food and a place for every guest in the refrigerator that is respected. Free wi-fi and clean bathrooms.

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HI-Calgary Host... G, Assistant Manager at HI-Calgary City Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We are glad that you enjoyed our location and amenities. Thank you for your kind words about the staff and I will be sure to let them know. We hope you can stay with us again soon! Thanks, Cassandra Moore Assistant Manager More 

Edmonton, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

I had urgent business in Calgary and need t place to sleep for 6-7 hours and this was perfect as they are placed close to the city centre. I arrived pretty late so unfortunately did not get any time to meet all the other travellers. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and the room itself (shared with 5 others)... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been here for a month, for work. The staff are great and the breakfast is a good start to the day. The location is great, and can only get better with the restoration of the east village. But mostly it is the people here that make me sad to leave. There is a real community feel here, all you... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I've stayed here quite a few times over the years, and I generally have a good experience. It is a hostel, and in the dorm rooms, privacy is at a premium. But, I have found that people are usually pretty respectful, if only because they are in the same boat. If privacy is an issue for you then there are... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I really enjoy every stay here at the HI Calgary.... it is clean and we'll run spacious a free breakfast every morning and free WiFi and breakfast. Centrally located, staff are friendly and accommodating. Book in advance as they can fill up fast and they are not many other options around.

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Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I stayed at this hostel for my first night in Calgary about seven years ago. Be warned that this is not your typical traveller's hostel full of cheerful Aussies, Kiwis, etc. A lot of people who stay there are temp workers or people in the process of getting longer term accommodation. I was woken up by a massive fart from... More 

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

good clean hostel, very clean, helpful friendly staff, free wifi and breakfast every day. Good downtown location. kitchen is good sive and very clean for cooking, good tv room to chill, play pool or free computers

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Great hostel, you can always expect good things from hostels in the HI network. Clean and comfortable for the price you pay, good breakfast, friendly staff and free wifi. The only negative about this one is the location, its 5 minutes from downtown which is amazing but in a bit of a dodgey area by night, not the fault of... More 

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