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Seattle
Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for one night, but wished we had stayed for more. We are 46 & 47 and have never stayed in a hostel in Canada. We were a little nervous about staying here given that they have a bar, but took the chance and really, really enjoyed our stay. When I booked the room online,...

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

My husband and I arrived at the HI-Banff hostel on Thursday 29 August. We were unsure of what sightseeing and activities we could do on the Friday. Since we had limited time, we asked Will who was working the reception desk if he could advise us on sights to see. We asked Will could he please write up an itinerary...

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Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We loved it here. The private room was fine but it was the staff, atmosphere and facilities that made this place for me. Fun pub in the basement, great little restaurant, bottomless coffee... Stunning location, a brisk 15 minute walk from town but we didn't mind that. The only thing I would say is that they need more staff in...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed August 18, 2013

I loved staying at this hostel. It has more of a hotel feel about it, except with bunk beds. The room was spacious, had gigantic lockers, comfortable beds and included a private washroom, not including a shower but the showers are very private and clean. The staff were extremely helpful at the front desk and the wi-fi works great. For...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed August 18, 2013

We booked in advance to stay in one of the private cabins next to the hostel. For us it was the best of both worlds. We got the facilities of the hostel including a full kitchen however we had private accommodation with en-suite. Our cabin had everything we needed without any unnecessary frills. The beds weren't the most comfortable but...

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Poughkeepsie, New York
Reviewed August 15, 2013

I had a room meant for four just for me. Four in that room would have been a nightmare. Shared bath not too bad ... if yours is full you can go to another floor. Staff is amazingly friendly, and although the place is too far from town to walk, they do provide bus tickets to ride the city bus....

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Greymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed August 9, 2013

As far as HI hostels it was fairly standard and that is high compared to other hostels. We had our own room and they were nice enough. Good cooking facilities, good location - away from the madness of town.

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed August 6, 2013

The hostel itself is very good. I liked the accommodation and general cleaning. But I really was very disappointed with the reception. We arrived around 11 pm, really tired, because we did trails in the parks all day, and we had to wait 30 minutes to attend us because they were changing shift. When we were finally attended the receptionist...

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BanffHostelManager, Manager at HI-Banff Alpine Centre, responded to this review

Hi RDPMS, Thanks for your comments regarding our hostel and the cleanliness of the facility. I`m very sorry about your check-in experience the night you arrived; we certainly have enough towels to go around for everyone, but our housekeeping team was behind with the laundry and our Night staff certainly didn`t go a very good job of conveying this information...

Sao Carlos, SP
Reviewed August 6, 2013

I stayed in this place two times. First time with my girlfriend in a private room, second time in a dorm room with friends. One thing I can tell you, the staff in this place is rude and not helpful. Both times, after being asked to wait for 15 minutes to be able to check in, we had to suffer...

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BanffHostelManager, Manager at HI-Banff Alpine Centre, responded to this review

Hello Pajaskowiak, I`m very sorry you had such a poor experience with us, especially as it relates to our staff. Our team is made up primarily of travellers like you and we generally get a lot of great comments on how helpful they are; the last two comments indicate that we missed the mark when you and your friends checked...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Having stayed at quite a few hostels, I enjoyed this hostel experience. Nice dorms with lockers, power points, lights over beds. Really clean bathrooms, good wifi and decent beds. Cool vibe w a bar downstairs if you're so inclined, but no pressure to join in. Convenient restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner (none inclusive). Downsides- quite a hike into town-...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Are you looking for an place to stay in Banff? Seeking the Canadian Rocky Mountain experience? HI Banff Alpine Centre Hostel, has a more than just dorm beds, this Banff hostel also has many family and couples rooms available to book for your holiday in Banff. Looking to make a reservation? * Cougar Pete's on site restaurant * The Storm Cellar Pub and Gamehouse * Free guest use Wi-fi through out * Two spacious guest kitchens, * Two cozy lounges with fireplaces * Lookout deck with spectacular views of the mountains. * Internet kiosks to send a message to your friends at home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI-Banff Alpine Centre

Address: 801 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H5, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Price Range: $33 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — HI-Banff Alpine Centre 2.5*
Number of rooms: 52
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