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“Perfect Stampede stopover!”

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HI Calgary City Centre
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stayed two nights in a dorm and found the staff and facilities excellent. Very comfortable lower bunk bed. Very quiet at night with everyone very respectful of house rules... lights out at 11pm. Free breakfast of pancakes and muffins is an added bonus and a great start to the day.

Very close to all the major downtown attractions and a very short stroll to Stampede.

Only complaint which is not the fault of the hostel is that there is construction going on nearby which starts at about 8am, so bring ear plugs if you fancy a lie in.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Lorraine B
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HI-Calgary Host... G, Manager at HI Calgary City Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2014

Thank you for posting a review for us! We are happy that enjoyed the Hostel and Stampede experience. We sincerely apologize for the noise of the construction. We do offer complimentary ear plugs behind the front desk if needed. We hope to see you again.

Best regards,
Jason Wong

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Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Although with very little to do in Calgary itself, this hostel is perfect for a one or two night stop over.
It's the nearest thing to a hotel I've stayed in with excellent facilities and staff that go beyond the all of duty to help you!
Super convenient for drinks in town or the Train / bus #300 to airport or alternatively a day spent shopping in Chinook Mall (taking full advantage of the 5% tax). !

Stayed: July 2014
Thank MMargaretH
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have stayed here before all be it for one night a couple of years ago. This year I sayed over a Stampede weekend. The staff as always were really helpful. They dealt with my booking, in what is the busiest time of the year in Calgary, really quickly and with no fuss. They changed me to a lower bunk with no bother- mixture of age and not acting my age!! Those ladders to the top bunk can be dangerous, especially at 2am or after! Why people, of a certain age, don't use hostels more is beyond me. They are clean, very well run, inexpensive (relatively in Calgary) and a gerat way for a single traveller to meet people. Fantastic location for the Stampede, only a 10 minute walk away, 15 to the tower and other attractions. It has been refurbished since my last visit which was great. Recommend it highly.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Me and my buddy arrived at this hostel the day before the Calgary Stampede, fearing it would be fully booked. As it turned out, we could get the last two beds for Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. For Friday night there were no more beds available, but the staff told us to check back the next day to see if there had been any cancelations. As it turned out, that was the case and they saved the beds for us. The pancake breakfast was good, although more brown bread, fruit and proper juice would have improved the quality. In my experience the staff was very helpful and kept the hostel clean and running fairly efficiently. The location is excellent, as it is only five minutes walk from Stephen avenue, ten minutes walk from Stampede park and twenty minutes walk from the zoo. The free parking only adds to the benefits that this hostel give you. Prices are high during the Stampede, but for what you're getting, it's pretty much a bargain!

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
Thank LucasvanBerne
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

A stayed a few nights while on a course in Calgary. Room, kitchen, bathrooms and general areas were kept clean. A basic breakfast of pancakes and small selection of fruit was included with the stay which you don't see too often with hostels. Staff was very good at keeping the noise level in the hallways and bedrooms down after 11pm. Earplugs were also available if need be (which thankfully, they weren't!).

Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

I stayed there for one night with my boyfriend last year and it was great, we had a private room including bathroom and it was clean and the staff was very nice and helpful. We also enjoyed the common area and the breakfast and meeting other backpackers, We'd go there again for sure!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Stayed while in town to see the Flames and was in easy walking distance to the game and town for afterwards.
The hostel was comfortable enough. The bathrooms at the time weren't the cleanest, nor was the communal kitchen, but it was good enough.
As far as hostels go, this is among the better.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Dan B
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Additional Information about HI Calgary City Centre

Address: 520 7 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0J6, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 31 Specialty Lodging in Calgary
Price Range: $27 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kick back at the newly renovated HI Calgary City Centre, right downtown. Walk two minutes to the free C Train that runs around the city. Find attractions, restaurants, nightlife and shopping minutes away from the front door. Soak up a bit of citylife before heading into the mountains, and take advantage of the hostel's free breakfast, wifi and parking. Highlights: Enjoy many of the city’s main attractions within easy walking distance Easy access to airport shuttle and Greyhound bus terminal Hang out with new friends in our games room ... more   less 
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