HI-Calgary City Centre
HI - Calgary City Centre
520 7th Avenue SE
T2G 0J6 Calgary
Tel. 1(403) 670 7580
Fax. 1(403) 283 6503
2 for 1 Fort Calgary - Guests staying 2 nights at HI Calgary receive complimentary 2 for 1 admission to Fort Calgary - just down the street! Valid until June 30, 2013.
Free all-you-can-eat breakfast! Buttermilk pancakes, muffins, oatmeal, toast, fruit, and juice served every morning from 6:30am - 9:30am. Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate all day.
Other free amenities include wireless internet in all common areas/guest rooms, local phone calls, faxing/photocopying/printing/scanning, linens and towels, BBQ usage, and a pool table for use!
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 friendly and experienced staff is available 24 hours to aid you with all your needs. They're always happy to recommend cool places for you to check out, so be sure to ask.
Our Rooms: All dorm rooms have 6 comfy beds that come with individual bed lights and lockers. We also have private rooms (with and without ensuites) that include TV and DVD players. These rooms are limited, so you must call or email ahead to book. All dorm and private rooms have secure key-card access.
Parking: Limited parking available for only $5 a day.
Conditions: Hostelling International Non-Members: Rates are quoted for Hostelling International Members. Non-members may purchase a membership at check-in or pay a 10% non-member surcharge.
AREA CONSTRUCTION NOTICE
HI-Calgary City Centre's neighbourhood, the East Village, is getting an exciting transformation! Years in the planning, Downtown Calgary's East Village is slated for redevelopment -- to become one of the city's new urban villages. The neighbourhood will offer some of the hippest shopping, dining, recreational and residential opportunities in the country. It's welcome news to the area -- it's actually where Calgary was originally founded -- and HI-Calgary City Centre is thrilled to be a part of this change.
As with all neighbourhood redevelopment projects, there will be some inconveniences to the people who live, work and visit the area, most notably traffic changes and construction noise. Please be aware that you may experience some of this during your upcoming visit to our hostel. Our friendly and helpful staff will do all we can to minimize the impact to you and never hesitate to contact us for assistance.
For more information about how your stay at HI-Calgary City Centre may be impacted, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.403.269.8239.
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE - August 21, 2012
Road closures are in effect for 7th Ave SE East of 4th Street. Guests driving to HI-Calgary City Centre will be able to access the hostel from the lane. There will be times when lane access will be limited to either 5th Street SE or 6th Avenue SE but one of the access points will be open at all times. Download PDF Map here.
Hostel bed capacity
|Beds per room:||Total
|Number of rooms:||1||1||1||14||93|
|Opening times (daily/weekly):||Open 24 hours|
|Opening times (over the year):||Open all year|
Street Map and Route Planning
|Bus:||From Greyhound/Bus Depot Station by Calgary Transit (30 minutes): 1. Follow the signs to the Sunalta Train Station. Board a Somerset or Saddletowne train. This will cost $3.00 2. Take the train to City Hall station (6 stops). 3. Walk 1 block in the same direction as the train was traveling 4. The hostel (green building) will be next to the park on the corner From Greyhound/Bus Depot (10 minutes): A taxi from the Greyhound station to the hostel will cost approximately $12.00 Cdn.|
|Metro:||C-Train station half block west from hostel.|
|Parking:||We have limited parking available for only $5.00 a day.|
|Location:||Near the intersection of 7th Ave and 4th St SE. We are 2 blocks east of City Hall & Olympic Plaza.|
|Airport:||From Airport by car (30 minutes): 1. Exit via Airport Trail towards Deerfoot Trail 2. Take the Southbound exit onto Deerfoot Trail 3. Exit 16th Avenue West 4. Turn left onto Centre Street 5. Turn left onto 9th Avenue (base of the Calgary Tower) 6. Turn left onto 6th Street SE 7. Continue on 6th Avenue SE 8. Turn left at parking access road (either 5th Street SE or temporary access road) 9. Please use designated hostel parking spaces beside the hostel From Airport by Calgary Transit (45 minutes): 1. Take bus #300 from the airport ($8.50) 2. Get off at City Hall stop 3. Walk across the street to the library. 4. Turn right and walk along 7th Avenue (over the C-Train platform) until you reach 4th Street SE (2 blocks) 5. The hostel (green building) will be next to the park on the corner. From Airport (30 minutes): A taxi from the Airport to the hostel will cost approximately $35.00.|
|Cultural centre nearby||Museums/art galleries nearby|
|City centre location||Historical sites nearby|
|River/harbour/lake nearby||Main attractions nearby|
|Swimming pool at or near hostel||Nightlife nearby|
|Botanical gardens nearby||Forested/wooded area|
|Restaurants nearby||Shopping centre/market nearby|
|Leisure facilities nearby||Meet other travellers! Read their tips for things to do in HI - Calgary City Centre|
|Family rooms available||Breakfast in price|
|Hostel open 24h||TV room|
|Self-catering kitchen||Groups welcome|
|Common room(s)||Sheets in price|
|Travel/Tour bureau||Laundry facilities|
|Cycle rental available at or near the hostel||Air conditioning|
|Internet access||Credit card accepted|
|Currency exchange at or near hostel||Games room|
|Individual traveller welcome||Luggage Store|
|Lockers available||Non smoking room/area|
|Basic store available at or near the hostel||Garden|
|Green Hostel||Rates include local tax|
Customer Reviews HI - Calgary City Centre
|01 Jun 2013 Sandy, Canada||87%|
|I was a little uptight as I specifically had requested a bottom bunk in the dorm room, as I get up a few times a night and don't like to disturb others and plus it is very awkward to get out of the top bunks with the ladders without waking people up. But when I got there, there were no "bottom bunks" available. Other than that...everything was great as usual. (I've stayed there lots).|
|13 May 2013 Sarah, Australia||80%|
|It's very noisy here. This hostel is in the middle of a large construction site. So most mornings there I'd the noise of trucks and earth movers. It looks like they will be building there for the next year at least.
With all the building going on I wonder if the hostel is getting a renovation because you can clearly hear people talking who are in the next room. This also adds to the noise factor. |
|22 Feb 2013 Hyemi, South Korea||93%|
|I had a great time at hostel, because staffs was very kind and hostel provided breakfast.|
|08 Feb 2013 Gregory, Australia||83%|
|A good hostel overall. It lacks character but no major problem with this place. It does lack a comfortable lounge area for socialising, etc so it is difficult to meet other people. The kitchen and associated dining areas are well maintained. The staff do their job well. The dorm rooms are somewhat cramped but serviceable. The bathrooms are quite good. One thing though, the bunks have no reading lights, which quite simply astounds me. |
|23 Jan 2013 Ross, Australia||73%|
|Black haired woman who works the nights, sleeps on the job, is never happy and makes guests feel unwelcome.|
|22 Jan 2013 Kyungim, South Korea||90%|
|There wasn't elevators. so uncomfortable. |
|18 Nov 2012 Michela, Italy||100%|
|26 Sep 2012 Yan, Hong Kong||97%|
|little bit too expensive with $33 per day|
|20 Sep 2012 Mohammad, Canada||100%|
|Very good, amazing and experienced staff, nice people, I recommend everyone to enjoy this experience|
|18 Sep 2012 Vincent, England & Wales||100%|
|Great location with very helpful and friendly staff who went out of their way to help guests, whether they were large groups or solo travelers .
I found all the staff great from the manager to the domestic staff.
There was some road works going on in the area which was a bit noisy in the daytime but not really a big deal and the end result of the districts regeneration will be a positive for the hostel.
I would definitely stay there again and gladly recommend it to anyone I met.
The location is very convenient to the city and local attractions. The hostel was very well run, clean and secure. |