I stayed here alone after a long summer working in the USA and my mind was blown by the picturesque beauty of the building. Although it is out of town and not really walking distance, you get a free bus pass which takes you straight into town and all around Banff and I didn't have any problems with the location. My time here was just to chill out and relax and it was definitely the place to do just that. I booked through Hostelworld and on my first night got a free upgrade and had a room all to myself with a double bed! Amazing! Each bed had it's own light and plug socket which was a really great addition. I also got a free pancake breakfast every morning which was lovely. The location was stunning and it really is an alpine lodge - I felt like I was in the middle of nowhere and it was so quaint. I was in the newer building and the lounge area was beautiful and a great place to relax and look at the view. I wasn't really there to meet people, I really just wanted to unwind so didn't really make a big effort to be sociable, but had I wanted to, there was a bar to meet other travellers. It was out of season when I was there so fairly quiet so didn't really meet many people but it was just really nice to relax in the quiet tranquil location. Bed was really comfy, although the room was a little hot, but still fine. The bathroom has individual cup holders for your toothbrush which was a great touch and the personal lockers were tall ones which was great. Wifi also had excellent signal. If you don't want to have to rely on the bus, then this might not be the best hostel, however they were regular enough and the beautiful location was worth having to be mindful of the bus timetable. Would definitely recommend this hostel and would return here again on my next stay!
- 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