I stayed here for 5 nights and it was excellent. I stayed in a female dorm room, which had 6 beds and plenty of space for everyone to have luggage spread out.
The bathrooms were good, they had 2 private stalls with enough space to get changed comfortably, and lots of sinks and mirror space.
The kitchen was large, plenty of stovetops and space. Well equipped with spices, cooking oil, etc. The fridge is a huge walk in industrial fridge so yes, lots of space to cook. Television in the dining room.
They also have a bar downstairs with a pool table and cheap drinks. I was doing a lot of hiking and getting up early so I didn't stay up late and party there, but there was the option to. They also have a cafe so if you don't want to cook, someone else will do it for you!
Overall I had a good stay here, the only downside was the location. It's a fair way out of town if you're walking and it's halfway up tunnel mountain so it's uphill coming in from town. There is a bus that goes into town, it was running every 30mins when I stayed but I believe this is seasonal service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Are you looking for an place to stay in Banff? Seeking the Canadian Rocky Mountain experience? HI Banff Alpine Centre Hostel, has a more than just dorm beds, this Banff hostel also has many family and couples rooms available to book for your holiday in Banff. Looking to make a reservation? * Cougar Pete's on site restaurant * The Storm Cellar Pub and Gamehouse * Free guest use Wi-fi through out * Two spacious guest kitchens, * Two cozy lounges with fireplaces * Lookout deck with spectacular views of the mountains. * Internet kiosks to send a message to your friends at home. ... more less
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