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This hostel had the friendliest and most helpful staff in all the hostels I have stayed in. A little bit out if town but walking distance. Amongst some great hikes though. Staff recommended some great places to eat. Always fun and social at the bar...More
This was my first time ever staying in a hostel and I have to admit... I was unsure what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised by the great location, super clean room and extremely friendly staff. The washrooms are shared so that's not a...More
The Banff Alpine Centre is located about 5 min drive and 20 min walk from downtown Banff. It has plenty of parking (passes sold at the visitor center downtown). We stayed in a mixed dorm of 6 people. The beds are very sturdy wood framed,...More
We stay here quite often when we come to Banff because it's one of the most affordable options, but it's certainly not anything special; crampy rooms with stale air, but the staff is friendly and helpful! If you're looking for a place to rest your...More
We have visited hostels in Banff, Vancouver, Jasper and Valemount on our trip and this was bar far the best we stayed at. Banff is a really cool town and the hostel itself was really really nicely done. The rooms were also a thumbs up,...More
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Hi, all three of the snow resorts have transportation leaving from the town. Norquay is 10 minutes away, Sunshine is 20 minutes and Lake Louise is 40 minutes away. All three have their advantages and it's worth visiting... More
Hi, all three of the snow resorts have transportation leaving from the town. Norquay is 10 minutes away, Sunshine is 20 minutes and Lake Louise is 40 minutes away. All three have their advantages and it's worth visiting all of them! The HI-Banff gives guests a free city bus pass, so you can take the transit right from outside the hostel to the snow bus hub and from there to your ski/board destination - plus it gives you transportation to a lot of the other local attractions for free.