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HI-Calgary City Centre

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520 7th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G0J6, 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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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hostel. The place was clean and it had a nice atmosphere. The foyer and recreation room had comfortable sofas. A range of people stayed while I was there, not just backpackers, which I like. I stayed on the first floor. Was nice and quite. There were six bunks in my room. Bunks 5 and 6 were by the door... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and took advantage of our free breakfast. I can assure you that we have not had any guest incidents with regards to safety around the area thus far. We look forward to the vast improvement of the area when the... More 

Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
15 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel was good. Rooms were clean and of a good size. Nice staff, large kitchen and breakfast was the best. Only a 10 min walk to downtown but the free trains are almost straight outside the door. That can cause a small problem, bit of late night noise from the train crossing, but apart from that, this place was... More 

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

Thanks for posting a review on TripAdvisor. It is great that you enjoyed our free breakfast! Despite the slight noise from the tracks, we are glad that you were able to take advantage of our central location, as the free train is such a convenience to our guests. We appreciate the review and hope to see you again. Jason Wong,... More 

Leduc, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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

I appreciate you sharing your feedback. Sorry to hear about the mix-up with your booking - we pride ourselves in great customer service and work hard to ensure accuracy. We are very glad that you were able to take advantage of our central location and found the staff and cleanliness up to your standards. We are happy to do our... More 

Medicine Hat, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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

Thanks for taking time out of your day to leave a review! We are glad you were able to get a good rest after a long day and enjoyed the room/bed! Cheers! Jason Wong, Manager More 

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
17 helpful votes 17 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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