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The YWCA Banff Hotel

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Room was simple and clean. Location was perfect for exploring the town. Right next to some great walking paths along the river. The staff was very friendly, providing excellent food and activity recommendations. They also watched our stuff for a few days at no extra charge while we went exploring in the backcountry. Best of all, staying here supports a...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

You need to know... it's an old hospital...We booked last minute on Booking, so didn't look much into the reviews before doing so, the pictures from the outside looked really nice and all.. the walk to our room was a huge surprise, we felt like it had a hospital look and feel; which is really awkward when you're expecting a...

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Bugibba, Malta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good clean room, ensuite, kitchen facilities downstairs. Free wifi. Minutes walk from Banff Avenue and a bus ride to Sulphur Mountain. Helpful staff. Bed a bit hard but not uncomfortable. Great value for money with an excellent location.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at the YWCA in Banff and we paid just about half the price of other hotels in the area. The rooms are very basic with just a double bed, no TV but basic amenities. You can also stay in a dorm room to save even more $$$. We stayed in the double room for more privacy. The rooms...

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Palo Alto, California
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Booked a double bed. Everything was clean and the room was warm. Wifi a bit spotty in the room, but fine in lobby--plus, it's good to disconnect while in nature, right? Left my bag in storage room and totally safe. Very friendly staff. Would recommend it as an inexpensive but awesome place to stay while in Banff.

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1Thank L G
Queensland, Australia
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

We selected this hotel as we left booking accomodation rather late (unsure of travel plans) and other options seemed excessively overpriced. Positives: - CHEAP ! - clean, no frills, basic room , basic property - seriously tiny shower but really good - free parking - kitchen & laundry facilities - staff were lovely! Negative: - more like hostel - younger...

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1Thank Samantha H
Perth, Australia
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Honestly would not recommend this place to anyone EVER. Absolutely disgusting kitchen- I've stayed in hostels for five years but this was by far the worst I have ever experienced. Not to mention the house keeping staff would complain in front of the guests all the time about cleaning down there. They also would "punish" the hostel stayers by confiscating...

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2Thank mollscotttt
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed January 2, 2017

My wife and I stayed here one night on Dec. 31 to partake in New Year's Eve festivities followed by Jan. 1 ski day at Sunshine. We stayed in a double room with en suite bathroom. For our needs, this hotel was perfect. The room was clean and comfortable, the bed was firm and hotel staff very friendly. We stayed...

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1Thank TwoCrabs
Vancouver, British Columbia
Reviewed October 21, 2016

I thought this hostel was a great deal (only $38!) and the most affordable place to crash for a night. I was in a room with 7 other girls who were really nice. Bunk beds were clean and there was ample floor space plus 2 storage closets in the room to store extra stuff. I liked that the shower was...

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Wapakoneta, OH
Reviewed September 29, 2016

Put in position of founding a place within 2 weeks traveling - difficult to found 3 nights, but this place had 1 room that covered my dates! Yeah! I was truly happy to find something and then at a reasonable price. I had checked hotels & B&Bs. We had room 315 that faced the court yard with 2 of the...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • 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: $52 - $118 (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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“Ask for a room facing away from street and elevator”
 of 5 bubbles TwoCrabs, Jan 2, 2017 | Read review
“ask for room facing court yard”
 of 5 bubbles 368CathyC368, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 'facing the courtyard' are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles QuietlyRetired, Sep 26, 2016 | Read review
“Be glad these people are there offering good value for money in banff”
 of 5 bubbles nielgillespie, Aug 17, 2016 | Read review
“Stay high at the back and away from the elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles Harold2010, Dec 15, 2015 | Read review
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