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HI-Calgary City Centre

520 7th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G0J6, Canada
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014
Jennifer F Sparwood, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sparwood, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

A stayed a few nights while on a course in Calgary. Room, kitchen, bathrooms and general areas were kept clean. A basic breakfast of pancakes and small selection of fruit was included with the stay which you don't see too often with hostels. Staff was very good at keeping the noise level in the hallways and bedrooms down after 11pm.... More

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Airdrie, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I stayed there for one night with my boyfriend last year and it was great, we had a private room including bathroom and it was clean and the staff was very nice and helpful. We also enjoyed the common area and the breakfast and meeting other backpackers, We'd go there again for sure!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Stayed while in town to see the Flames and was in easy walking distance to the game and town for afterwards. The hostel was comfortable enough. The bathrooms at the time weren't the cleanest, nor was the communal kitchen, but it was good enough. As far as hostels go, this is among the better.

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Calgary, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I`ve stayed here a few times. It can be a mixed bag of backpackers, people on work visas, and Canadians from other provinces looking for work in Calgary. Stayed in rooms 102 and 103. 102 can get a little cramped, but there are large lockers to store your stuff in. This place has a seating area on the main floor,... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I would highly recommend this hostel. The staff were fantastic and really went above and beyond including driving me to the airport when I was late for my flight! The hostel was clean with good kitchen facilities and free breakfast. I could not fault this hostel and think it is excellent value.

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Vancouver, Canada
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151 reviews 151 reviews
48 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I’ve had reason to stay in Calgary about a dozen times over the past six or eight years, for stays ranging from overnight to a week. My first choice has always been HI Calgary City Centre. A dorm room bed is just $29 per night, which includes bedding and towels, free breakfast with pancakes, muffins, and bananas, free WiFi, and... More

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Madrid, Spain
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56 reviews 56 reviews
55 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Very nice hostel, friendly staff, rooms and bathrooms 100% clean (even at 2am), beds were quite wide and comfortable, breakfast was typical hostel-style, good - only concern about feeding the food, at about 9am when there were most people, everyone took bread and some juice and there was no more for quite long time...it was a little noisy due to... More

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

Thank you for leaving us a review. We're glad that you enjoyed the hostel and found our staff to be friendly and the cleanliness of the bathrooms to meet your standards! Breakfast runs from 6:30 - 9:30 so the supplies may run low towards the end of the breakfast, however we always replenish everything when we notice or when a... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

It was clean, modern, nice beds and linen, bathrooms were spacious. It seemed to have less tourists/backpackers, and more people who were in Calgary looking for work or a place to live, which meant it had less of a 'lets get wasted' feel, and more of a place where people hang out and talk. I really liked the whole experience... More

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

Thanks for posting a review on trip advisor. During the winter months, we have a mixture of travelers and SWAP (Students Working Abroad Program) participants - that being said, we are happy that you were able to meet new friends and didn't find the environment to be too rambunctious / disturb the peace. We're so glad to hear that you... More

Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Ive stayed in a number of hostels around the world, but this one really is a cut above the rest. brilliant location a stones throw away from downtown. The hostel staff go out of there way to make your stay more pleasant. Jason and the gang are extremely helpful with information about tourist attractions and most importantly wheres good for... More

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

Thank you for taking a moment to leave us a review on trip advisor! We're glad that you were able to take advantage of our central location and found the cleanliness of our building to exceed your standards. It's always a joy to hear that our staff was extremely helpful with information and made your stay a pleasant one! In... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I recently stayed at this Hostel on February 8 and 9, 2013. It is a very "sketchy" area of town because there are homeless shelters in the area and a lot of this type of people hanging around. The first night looked to be a nightmare with a drunken man and woman downstairs falling around. It was very unacceptable, especially... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. I am sorry to hear about your experience the first night, some people do get a little rowdy, but we do what we can to keep it under control. I will be meeting with the staff to discuss this issue specifically so we can better manage these situations in the... More

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Also Known As:
Hi-Calgary City Centre Hotel
Hi-Calgary City Centre Hotel Calgary
Address: 520 7th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G0J6, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #1 of 12 Specialty lodging in Calgary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Get your free all-you-can-eat breakfast! We have buttermilk pancakes, muffins, oatmeal, toast, fruit and juice served every morning from 6:30am - 9:30am. Plus, there’s coffee, tea, and hot chocolate all day.Other free amenities include Wi-Fi in all common areas/guest rooms, local phone calls, faxing/photocopying/printing/scanning, linens and towels, BBQ usage, and a pool table.Our hostel is located on the edge of downtown; a five-minute walk will take you to exactly where you want to be. Within downtown you’ll find dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural districts for every taste and budget. Other attractions are easy to get to with the help of the nearby C-train (a two-minute walk from the hostel) that’s free within the downtown core.Our friendly and experienced staff are available 24 hours a day to aid you with all your needs. They're always happy to recommend cool places for you to check out, so be sure to ask.Each of our dorm rooms has six comfy beds that come with individual bed lights and lockers. We also have private rooms (with and without ensuites) that include TV and DVD players. These rooms are limited, so please book well in advance. All dorm and private rooms have secure key-card access.HI-Calgary City Centre's neighbourhood, the East Village, is getting an exciting transformation!Years in the planning, Downtown Calgary's East Village is slated for redevelopment to become one of the city's new urban villages. The neighbourhood will offer some of the hippest shopping, dining, recreational and residential opportunities in the country. It's welcome news to the area – this is actually where Calgary was originally founded – and HI-Calgary City Centre is thrilled to be a part of this change.As with all neighbourhood redevelopment projects, there will be some inconveniences to the people who live, work and visit the area, most notably traffic changes and construction noise. Please be aware that you may experience some of this during your upcoming visit to our hostel. Our friendly and helpful staff will do all we can to minimize the impact to you. Never hesitate to contact us for assistance. ... more   less 
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