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HI-Calgary City Centre

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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I stayed here for a number of weeks. The place was very well run and the staff were very helpful. It was the simple things that made this place great, like pancakes in the morning and other things. This certainly wasn't a fancy hostel, but it felt great to be staying here.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I stay for more then a week, its a clean and safe hostel. The staff is amazing, they help me a lot with many things in the city. Besides the free breakfast they also offer free WI-FI which is very fast and free phone to make local calls. The location is awesome as it is only 5 min walk into... More 

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Thank Julio_Bandolero
HI-Calgary Host... G, Manager at HI-Calgary City Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for providing us with a review on your recent stay. We are glad that you enjoyed our free breakfast, WiFi and the location of the hostel. Thank you for the kind words about the staff, I would be happy to pass it on to them. Take Care, Jason Wong Manager More 

Tipperary
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My friend and I stayed at HI Calgary City Centre for three nights after four days travelling through the Rockies. We stayed in a private dorm with a huge TV, and private en-suite (best way to finish off a week in hostels!) The hostel is amazing, extremely clean and not too far a walk from the major attractions such as... More 

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Thank lovetatravellots
HI-Calgary Host... G, Manager at HI-Calgary City Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our newly renovated private room with 40'' flat screen TV and an en-suite washroom. Thank you for the kind words for our staff, I would be happy to pass it on to them. We hope to see you again in... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I stayed at HI-Calgary City Centre for 3 nights when I was visiting Calgary. The hostel is very clean and the rooms were fantastic, bright and most importantly exceptionally clean. The location is great, within walking distance of the Calgary Tower, Stampeed and the shopping location. Spent my time staying in a private room which had an ensuite bathroom, comfy... More 

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Bellflower, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Came for business, spent one week and was happy with the service and the environment. I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the rooms and particularly the bathrooms & toilets. There was free breakfast and free WIfi in the rooms. Spacious dinning/kitchen area or hall and guests were permitted to prepare their own food and two large refrigerators and... More 

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Thank Nnebisi
HI-Calgary Host... G, Manager at HI-Calgary City Centre, responded to this review

We appreciate your review on Trip Advisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would recommend us to other people. We hope to see you again soon. Take Care, Jason Wong Manager More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

All in all this was okay in terms of the rooms and the facilities, which are nice for a hostel, but I didn't love the location. It seemed to be in a slightly seedy part of town and as a solo female traveller I didn't feel too safe walking around after late afternoon. That could just be me though. So,... More 

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HI-Calgary Host... G, Manager at HI-Calgary City Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review on your recent stay. We are glad you enjoyed the facility. Rest assured that our location is safe and central to all attractions, restaurants and public transportation. Best regards, Jason Wong Manager More 

Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I just needed a place to stay for the night and the guy at the desk was clearly not trying to help me out. The private rooms are very overpriced (I mean, 95 dollar for a queen size bed and a bathroom with just a shower?). The location is close to downtown but in a pretty dodgy area (next to... More 

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HI-Calgary Host... G, Manager at HI-Calgary City Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing the feedback. It is disappointing to hear that you felt our service was not up to your standards and I sincerely apologize for the unpleasant experience you've had with one of our staff. I have shared your comment with my team so situations like this wont happen again. With regards to our rate, it's quite reasonable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

The place is amazing. Jason and his staff fantastic. I am new to Calgary and they made me feel welcomed I was looking for work and they helped me. They went above and beyond their duties. So I say thank you. You are FANTASTIC!

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1 Thank Rob S
HI-Calgary Host... G, Manager at HI-Calgary City Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. I will be happy to share this review with the rest of my staff. Hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, Jason Wong Manager More 

Cornwall
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41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our first night in Canada and staying at this hostel was a good choice. As others have said it is located bang in the middle of a building site due to the recent floods and looks a bit out of place but don't let that put you off. The rooms are spacious and ensuite was good, water very hot although... More 

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HI-Calgary Host... G, Manager at HI-Calgary City Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay here. We apologize for the noisy air vent in the room. Since your stay, we have fixed the issue. We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip around Western Canada. Safe Travels, Jason Wong Manager More 

San Jose, California
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

"We had a marvelous stay in Hi-Calgary center. This was an example of providing quality facilities in a simple and elegant fashion. Absolutely wonderful and charming surrounded by friendly and helpful staff. Rooms with the new designs and a refreshingly reception, lobby and restaurant design. Especially the cleanness of the rooms and hotel facilities impressed me. Nice environment, very good... More 

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HI-Calgary Host... G, Manager at HI-Calgary City Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback for your recent stay with us! We appreciate your kind words. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards, Jason Wong Manager More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the newly renovated HI – Calgary City Centre! Start your day off right with our FREE all you can eat breakfast from 7:30am – 9:30am every morning (including buttermilk pancakes, milk, cereal, waffles, oatmeal, bread, jam, peanut butter, muffins, fruit and juice)! Enjoy our newly upgraded FREE high speed WiFi anywhere in the building! Other hostel amenities include: - Complimentary coffee and tea 24 hours - Free parking - Free Computers - Free storage facilities, even after check out - Free local phone calls - Free faxing, photocopying, printing and scanning - Free pool table - Free BBQ usage - Free towels and linen - Brand new TV room with a 60” flat screen TV HI – Calgary City Centre offers 6 bed dorm rooms (female, male and mixed) featuring individual lockers, bed lights, as well as private/family rooms with en-suite and a new 40” flat screen TV; make sure you book ahead as these sell fast! We have upgraded security, including cameras and state of the art door locks throughout the building as we continue to ensure the safety of all our staff and backpackers traveling to Calgary. Our friendly front desk staff are here for you 24 hours a day, available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We are experts when it comes to getting you around the area, and we always have recommendations for local sightseeing, so don’t be shy! Check our activity boards for daily listings of local events and information. Our hostel is located on the edge of downtown; a 5 minute walk will take you to exactly where you want to be. Within downtown you will find dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural districts for every taste and budget. Other attractions are easy to get to with the help of the nearby C-train (a 2 minute walk from the hostel) that is FREE within the downtown core. Our central location is a great starting point for the next leg of your journey. The airport bus #300 stops two blocks away from the hostel, and the Greyhound bus depot is a short 15 minute train ride away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI-Calgary City Centre

Address: 520 7 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0J6, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary
Price Range: $26 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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