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“Great hostel and staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of HI-Calgary City Centre

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HI-Calgary City Centre
520 7 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0J6, Canada   |  
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Lucerne, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great hostel and staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Everything I can say is that the staff is just amazing and they do everything for you! They mail out my letter for me and storage my huge backpack for 2 weeks. Great free breakfast, free wifi and free towel. This hostel is very clean. Thanks for everything!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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2 Thank Karin300191
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Vleuten, Utrecht, Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

When we arrived we booked something wrong so me my dad and mom were very upset. Especially my mom had a hard time. But The manager and staff coped with it very well they were helping very well and they had a lot of patience. We got a room eventually. The room looked very clean and the beds were very comfortable. The lounge area is big and comfy and the kitchen is very big and nice. This hostel is very well organized and the staff is awesome! u also get a free breakfast with pancakes, toast, oatmeal, muffins, orange juice and much more!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank Connor Z
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

The hostel has a nice and clean environment. Location is perfect! The people who rent the rooms are pretty decent. The staff is present 24 hours and is very friendly and prompt. Not to mention, cheap yet comfortable rooms.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank sunny d
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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I have to rave about the service I received at the HI-Calgary City Centre. They really went the extra mile in everything I needed assistance with. When I was checking out, I mentioned I would be traveling to Banff, Lake Louise, then Jasper. I was asked if I had already booked my reservations. I hadn't. They immediately offered to assist me and showed a list of all the places I could stay along the way, then called to make all the reservations. It made such a difference, especially since some were already booked for the weekend.

There is free parking in front and across the street from the hostel, which is rare in the downtown area.

The pancakes, bread, peanut butter, etc. are free.

The patio or outdoor sitting area has several picnic tables and grills.

There is free wifi, a big tv downstairs, pool table and games.

Overall, I felt very comfortable here and would be pleased to come back. Calgary is expensive, so having this hostel at a fair price made it feasable!

Room Tip: If traveling during the warm season, ask for a room downstairs. There isn't airconditioning, so...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank lpaigeh
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Newmarket, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Super convenient location close to everything. Close to the Stampede, downtown, the train. Staff is super friendly and accommodating. Great value for your money!!

Awesome showers, relaxed atmosphere, great big kitchen. Rooms are clean, beds are comfy!!

Definitely book this place if your coming to Calgary!!

Room Tip: Dorms are perfect!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank ShawnMcCrea
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The world
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Nice place. Clean rooms. Clean showers and toilet. The free breakfast was huge. You wont go hungry and its sets u up lovely for the day.

Internet works all over.

Only neg is there seemed to be a few old long timers (or maybe just old working men staying a few weeks) here but all was fine for our stay.

Backpackers will like this place.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Paul T
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

join the hi-calgary centre! the guys are so helpful, we were lost and they organized so much for us. if you need a nice place to stay, come to that hostel, there is nothing more to say.
you have to check out the agreable couches and the free food cupboard. enjoy!
sophia&veit from germany

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Anna Sophia B
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Additional Information about HI-Calgary City Centre

Property: HI-Calgary City Centre
Address: 520 7 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0J6, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Calgary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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 
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