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Oslo, Norway
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50 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Stettler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location - excellent, right on Bow River with easy access to the river hiking trails, including Bow River Falls. About 10 min walk from town centre. Parking - you have to tell Reception but parking was no problem, there were always plenty of spaces out back or on the grass/gravel car park. Breakfast - not included. Facilities - more of... More 

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

Hi Catherine, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review, and providing us with feedback we can use to improve. We are happy to hear that you were pleased with our facilities and the convenient close-to-downtown location. As a not-for-profit enterprise supporting the YWCA Banff programs and services, your stay will have a positive impact on... More 

London, United Kingdom
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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights in summer and were very comfortable. Location is perfect just a 5-10 minute walk over the main bridge into the centre, so away from the noise and crowds but very near. Room was clean and comfortable and staff very nice. Only gripe is the wifi which is some of the worst we have experienced... More 

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Thank lewis111
Carla S, Public Relations Manager at The YWCA Banff Hotel, responded to this review

Hi lewis111, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are happy to hear that you were pleased with our facilities and the convenient location, and especially our friendly and helpful staff. We do apologize for the unreliable WiFi - this is in area we are striving to improve in the near future. As a... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • 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: $52 - $119 (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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