Myself and my boyfriend stayed at the hotel for one night. Due to peak period, prices here too high for the quality the place offers. 2 persons in a 4-people mixed room, $90. I've slept in may hotels in different countries and the main purpose was saving money; which was not the case here.
Besides, facilities are quite clean, which I really appreciated upon sharing washrooms and showers. There is a bar downstairs that is pretty useful if you want to have a drink late at night as it avoids you the drive to Banff.
Rooms are ok, although ours was quite small and missing space for storage and move around in the morning while you need to choose clothes and get ready for the day.
Scenery is definitely THE extra of the Hostel, specially when you come out in the morning and mountains are the first encounter in your day.
I would recommend to stay just for one or two nights maximum, specially if you go during high season and you are willing to pay almost the same price as in a regular hotel. Also, be ready to be bothered with noise of roomies coming in by midnight when you are sleeping at a shared room,
The decoration and materials inside the hostel are quite rural, lot of wood which makes it more authentic according to the location.
To conclude, just to mention that one of the waitress at the main-floor restaurant/kitchen was quite rude to us, she did not even greet us nor she offered politely to have a seat while she brought the food menu. Her only words were "I first need to clean this up". This made us run away and look for some other place where to have breakfast.
- 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