If you are in Banff and don't spend your time here, something is obviously wrong with you! :)
It is a tough walk up Tunnel Mountain if you come from one of those Sunday Funday's with Jimmy and the crew put it is worth it.
Spent 6 weeks there and loved it. There's always something to do in Banff. We were there in the summer and did a lot of hiking, partying, trips to Calgary and great times in the small town.
If you come here as a work-and-traveller: no worries, you will find a job! We found one instantly. Banff will remain one of my favorite places in the world!
The rooms are fine, not too fancy and the bathrooms and kitchens are okay, too. I preferred the kitchen in the smaller house. :)
It is pretty pricey though for a hostel. We always booked the so called "Jobseeker Package" which was a lot cheaper than booking it for a week regularly. Also there is the option to volunteer (4 hrs of work/ 7 days a week) which actually can be fun. It's dirty like cleaning and housekeeping but you work with cool staff and 4 hrs will be okay...
I always felt very safe and welcomed here and made a lot of friends!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hi-Banff Alpine Centre Hotel Banff