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“Awesome Hostel!” 5 of 5 stars
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HI-Calgary City Centre
520 7th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G0J6, Canada   |  
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Vleuten, Utrecht, Netherlands
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Awesome Hostel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

When we arrived we booked something wrong so me my dad and mom were very upset. Especially my mom had a hard time. But The manager and staff coped with it very well they were helping very well and they had a lot of patience. We got a room eventually. The room looked very clean and the beds were very comfortable. The lounge area is big and comfy and the kitchen is very big and nice. This hostel is very well organized and the staff is awesome! u also get a free breakfast with pancakes, toast, oatmeal, muffins, orange juice and much more!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

The hostel has a nice and clean environment. Location is perfect! The people who rent the rooms are pretty decent. The staff is present 24 hours and is very friendly and prompt. Not to mention, cheap yet comfortable rooms.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lawrence, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I have to rave about the service I received at the HI-Calgary City Centre. They really went the extra mile in everything I needed assistance with. When I was checking out, I mentioned I would be traveling to Banff, Lake Louise, then Jasper. I was asked if I had already booked my reservations. I hadn't. They immediately offered to assist me and showed a list of all the places I could stay along the way, then called to make all the reservations. It made such a difference, especially since some were already booked for the weekend.

There is free parking in front and across the street from the hostel, which is rare in the downtown area.

The pancakes, bread, peanut butter, etc. are free.

The patio or outdoor sitting area has several picnic tables and grills.

There is free wifi, a big tv downstairs, pool table and games.

Overall, I felt very comfortable here and would be pleased to come back. Calgary is expensive, so having this hostel at a fair price made it feasable!

Room Tip: If traveling during the warm season, ask for a room downstairs. There isn't airconditioning, so...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newmarket, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Super convenient location close to everything. Close to the Stampede, downtown, the train. Staff is super friendly and accommodating. Great value for your money!!

Awesome showers, relaxed atmosphere, great big kitchen. Rooms are clean, beds are comfy!!

Definitely book this place if your coming to Calgary!!

Room Tip: Dorms are perfect!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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46 hotel reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Nice place. Clean rooms. Clean showers and toilet. The free breakfast was huge. You wont go hungry and its sets u up lovely for the day.

Internet works all over.

Only neg is there seemed to be a few old long timers (or maybe just old working men staying a few weeks) here but all was fine for our stay.

Backpackers will like this place.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

join the hi-calgary centre! the guys are so helpful, we were lost and they organized so much for us. if you need a nice place to stay, come to that hostel, there is nothing more to say.
you have to check out the agreable couches and the free food cupboard. enjoy!
sophia&veit from germany

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Convinent place, helpful and friendly staffs, warm atmosphere, free breakfast.. Hohoo, I had a great time here and would definitely stay here again when coming back to Calgary! ;)

Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about HI-Calgary City Centre

Address: 520 7th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G0J6, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Calgary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Get your free all-you-can-eat breakfast! We have buttermilk pancakes, cereal, ilk, waffle, 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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