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The YWCA Banff Hotel

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good value compared to the $300 and $400 a night rooms in many Banff hotels. A good location, about 10 minutes level walk into the town centre and right next to the walk to Bow River falls. Rooms were clean, and reception staff friendly and efficient. Well heated in cold weather, and the heating system runs without any noise. Room... More 

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Fruitvale, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a basic hotel this was just fine. We had an ensuite and 2 double beds which was nice, as the communal bath didn't smell very clean. There are no TVS or any real amenities, but we didn't mind. It was unfortunate during our stay the Internet was not working well, and even basic netflix or YouTube wasn't working but... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

This is called a hotel, but don't expect a fancy modern hotel. And you shouldn't when you compare the prices! This was a friendly no-frills low cost option, which I was perfectly happy with. The rooms were old and worn - but clean and sufficient. I was helped by friendly staff when I needed it and I would just say... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed our stay! Was out last resort lol Great front desk, rooms were decent! Restaurant was very good and amazing prices! Rooms could have had a TV, or fridge but either way we were out sight seeing! Thank you all for the amazing accommodation!

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Front staff where great cafe was ok close to center of town beautiful walk to bow falls Central fair prices for dorm rooms Meet other travellers to share travel experience with Enjoyed my time at ywca

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

I stayed here from Aug.6-9 (3 nights, 4 days, $400) and I thought the value, for what we expected, was very good. I was expecting a clean bed, a shared hallway bathroom, and not much else. What I got in addition was: - Free WiFi (slow, but functional) - A cafe inside the hotel (decent, not great) - Fantastic location... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We stayed at the YMCA hotel for one night (we had been camping the other nights) and without a doubt it's the least expensive place in Banff and at least half the price of a hotel room. The room was very clean, modest and simple and was exactly what we were looking for. I don't understand why people would spend... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

You can't beat the price for what you get at the YWCA. We had a private room for half the price of any hotel on the weekend. The room was clean, the wifi was good. Breakfast and dinner are offered in an onsite cafe and it was good food for a great price. The staff were really helpful and went... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Good: The basic fundamentals of the room were as promised - 2 double beds and a private bathroom. The location is also great, being just on the outskirts of downtown Banff. They also offer free wi-fi. Bad: There were so many little things that happened that added up to make our time at this hotel extremely disappointing. Firstly, when we... More 

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Carla S, Public Relations Manager at The YWCA Banff Hotel, responded to this review

Hi ashleyel, Thank you for taking the time to share your review of our hotel. We are sorry to hear that we weren't able to provide you with a satisfactory quality of experience. As you noted, we are a social enterprise and the revenue generated from operations goes directly back into programs and services for the women and girls in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

My son's wedding was to take place high up on a mountain in Banff. They hadn't found a back up location in case of rain. The day before the wedding, with rain in the forecast we went to the YWCA in Banff to see if they had anything available for about 50 people. They had the perfect room for up... More 

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Carla S, Public Relations Manager at The YWCA Banff Hotel, responded to this review

Hi 912heleno! We are so delighted that we were able to be a helpful part of your son and daughter-in-law's very special day! Our Great Room is indeed a perfect venue for intimate wedding ceremonies, and we are glad we were able to accommodate you on short notice. Best regards, Carla More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The YWCA Banff Hotel is the perfect mountain hideaway for travelers on a budget. Whether you're coming to ski & snowboard in the winter or mountain bike and hike in the summer, we've got great deals for you! Our hotel has a number of room options, so we can easily accommodate your parties needs. We feature private rooms with bath, private rooms with shared bath, (4, 6, 8 and 10-person) dorms and family suites all at lowest-in-town prices. As the YWCA Banff Hotel is a social enterprise funding domestic violence preventions programming you know what when you stay with us, not only are you getting a great room at a fantastic price, but you're also helping women and children in the Banff. Other features;*Knowledgeable friendly staff*Clean, safe rooms *2 tv/media rooms*New! Large open plan guest kitchen which seats upto 24 people *Wi-fi Internet (For a small daily fee) *Free parking*Coin-op laundry *Large outdoor space with volleyball*Security lockers*Free linens*Licensed restaurant with Happy Hour beer prices *24/7 front desk service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The YWCA Banff Hotel

Address: 102 Spray Ave | P.O. Box 520, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada (Formerly Banff Y Mountain Lodge)
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Price Range: $57 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The YWCA Banff Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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