Stayed at this hostel for 5 nights, very professionally run, well maintained, very friendly and helpful staff throughout.
The hostel is clean and very comfortable, good kitchen facilities and nice back yard area for BBQ's etc. free pancake breakfast is included, you can't beat it for value!
it is very well located downtown, just a block from the tram and the start of the city centre shopping area. I had read previous reviews saying it was in a bad area but that isn't right. The area is currently under development and there is a bit of ground / building work going on and the whole area is being improved under a new city regeneration programme. When its complete it will be one of the swankiest areas in the city. It is certainly a safe area.
I have stopped in lots of hostels all over Canada on a 3 month tour and I would say that this was the best I stayed in.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hi-Calgary City Centre Hotel Calgary