they claim to have 'the best WiFi' but we have had nothing but trouble with it. the staff are mainly backpackers working for their keep so they are useless sources of information whenever we have asked for help or advice and don't seem to give a toss about customer service. I see the toilets getting cleaned every morning but not once has the cleaner renewed the hand soap which looks like its been empty for a number of months!!!! this morning it took me 45 minutes to heat up a frying pan to fry some eggs the kitchen facilities are TERRIBLE! pots and pans are about 10 inches thick and the ancient hobs take easily 30 to get to a reasonable temperature, and if you are still daring enough to to actually stay here after reading this, bring your own tin opener or you will be stabbing time open with a knife! I have stayed in a lot of hostels so I never have high expectations but this experience has just gone above and beyond ! if your an 18 year old traveller who's just here to party and doesn't care about hygeine , skyping friends and family, or cooking nutritious meals then this might be the place for you but note to HI - not all backpackers want that experience.
- 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