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HI Calgary City Centre
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Stayed at this hostel for 5 nights, very professionally run, well maintained, very friendly and helpful staff throughout.
The hostel is clean and very comfortable, good kitchen facilities and nice back yard area for BBQ's etc. free pancake breakfast is included, you can't beat it for value!
it is very well located downtown, just a block from the tram and the start of the city centre shopping area. I had read previous reviews saying it was in a bad area but that isn't right. The area is currently under development and there is a bit of ground / building work going on and the whole area is being improved under a new city regeneration programme. When its complete it will be one of the swankiest areas in the city. It is certainly a safe area.
I have stopped in lots of hostels all over Canada on a 3 month tour and I would say that this was the best I stayed in.

Room Tip: Be nice to the reception staff! Rooms at the back are quieter, facing away from the city.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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3  Thank 39Vincenzo
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HI-Calgary Host... M, Manager at HI Calgary City Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate the positive comments in regard to the value, location, breakfast, etc. We are very glad you had such a great experience here and hope to see you again soon!
Best regards,
Jason Wong
Manager

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

If you're stepping off the plane at Calgary Airport or fresh in town, this is a great starting point. As with most Hostel Internationals, the staff are extremely helpful and will assist you planning your onward movements.

Free breakfast, tea, coffee and juice is a mega bonus too. The rest of the facilities are well kept and clean.

The local area, which previous reviewers have slated, is no where near as bad as it is made out. It certainly appeared a safe part of the city and improvements are currently underway.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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HI-Calgary Host... M, Manager at HI Calgary City Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2013

Thank you for the review. We too are excited for the improvements underway and are glad you found the area to be safe as well. Thank you for the compliments on the staff; we pride ourselves in being as helpful as we possibly can for our guests. We are always happy to hear guests enjoying our free breakfast and amenities.

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Jason Wong
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

The city of Calgary has not much to show but when you go there is worth staying at the HI Calgary City Center.
I stayed there for all most one week to get some rest from previous traveling and preparing for the Rockies. The facilities are well maintained and clean as I like it. Some times the C-Tram crossing gate is bit anoying when you try to fall asleep but close the window and there is nothing between you and your sleep. The included breakfast (Panecackes, toast, jam, cofe etc.) is a good reasons to get up.
The receptionists were allways friendly and helpful (Thank you Jason for helping me with the car rental.).
So if your going to visit Calgary for whatever reason consider spending the nights in the City Center hostel.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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2  Thank AJ-travels12
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HI-Calgary Host... M, Manager at HI Calgary City Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2012

Thank you for your feedback! We're glad to hear you enjoyed our service.
Happy trails, Jason Wong, Manager

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

I have stayed in this hostel for over a week now and I have to say its a really cool place to stay. The staff are just awesome. Really really helpful regardless of the questions; one ask, they are a complete fountain of knowledge. Great at recommending place to visit, things to do, where to get different stuff one needs, directions, whatever!

The choice of food at breakfast is awesome, fruit, muffins, pancakes, bread, and tea/coffee all day.

Bed are comfortable and the free towel is a real help. Shower have warm water and it's constant, unlike other hostel's I stayed where it's either too hot or freezing.

Location is really good, right in the heart of the city and close to trains and buses.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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2  Thank mattbrowneCalgary
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

I recently stayed at HI Calgary and i realy enjoyed my time there, it's a realy nice hostel the staff are very very friendly and very helpfull, they put a lot of effort into keeping the place clean and beds are very comfortable. The hostel is close to downtown and has alot of free stuff included in the price. I highly recomend this place and would have no hesitation in staying here again.

Room Tip: Upstairs is further away from common areas so quieter
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank James P
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HI-Calgary Host... M, Manager at HI Calgary City Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2012

Thanks for rating us. Hopefully you'll come back to visit!
Best regards, Jason Wong, Manager

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