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HI-Calgary City Centre

520 7th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G0J6, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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150 reviews 150 reviews
48 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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
34 helpful votes 34 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

Edmonton
1 review
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

Bowmanville, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Location is amazing, right by city hall c-train which is free downtown. Easy to get anywhere in the city. 5 minute walk to Stephen ave and close enough to walk to 17 ave which is the main bar area. I've stayed in hostels throughout the world, and this one ranks right up with the best. Clean, great common areas, friendly... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great that you were able to take advantage of our central location and enjoy the surrounding area! Thank you for the compliments on our staff, cleanliness, common areas, and rooms. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed our free breakfast as well. We hope the rest... More

Berlin, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Room I stayed in was a little dirty, (pistachio shells and a sock under my bunk) but that may have been because most of the other people in the room were long term guests, who'd been there a few weeks... so I'm not sure how often they clean the rooms. Other guests were friendly and nice though. Bathroom was quite... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. The rooms get cleaned daily. We are glad to hear that you found the kitchen and washrooms' cleanliness up to your standards. The hostel's location is just on the edge of downtown and this usually results in a quieter environment in the evening. I assure you though, the area is... More

Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

When I first got into this hostel, I was feeling uneasy because of the long travelling day I had gone trough. The staff over there quickly made me much more comfortable, taking the time to explain to me all that was possible to do, in a friendly way. The atmosphere of the place is really nice as you get 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 on tripadvisor. We are glad that our staff was able to help you plan your activities and make you feel comfortable after a long day of traveling. Also, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our accessible location, free breakfast, and the atmosphere of the hostel. Your kind words are much appreciated!... More

Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

If you are heading to Calgary for any reason, this is a perfect place to stay. The staff are superb. They are friendly, and courteous; looking for ways to make guests feel cozy and at home. An example of what I mean when I say this follows. On my first day here, an patron of the hostel was running late,... More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review for us here on trip advisor. We appreciate your compliments to the staff and are glad to hear you felt right at home. We pride ourselves on our helpful and friendly team here at HI-Calgary. We're happy that you found our building to be clean and well maintained as... More

Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

I stay at the hostel very regularly.. And the staff are an awesome bunch of people.. They upkeep the building very well.. I like the new. Renos that they have just recently done :). It is located right near the core of the city and there's a train that goes by it often.. Growing up near the train tracks doesn't... More

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

Thanks for leaving a review! We're happy that you enjoy our central location as well as the recent renovations that we've made within the hostel. Thanks for staying with us and we hope to have you back again! Best regards, Jason Wong Manager More

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Address: 520 7th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G0J6, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary
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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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