HI - Banff Alpine Centre
HI - Banff Alpine Centre
801 Hidden Ridge Way
T1L 1B3 Banff
Tel. 1 403 762 4123
Fax. 1 403 762 3441
Stay and Ski, Ride and See. Ask about our discounted ski packages (available for our 3 local hills), bike rentals and Gondola tickets at check-in!
**Free Transportation** Free bus pass available for our local transit system (deposit required).
**Free Wi-Fi** Experience our recent upgrade - it's FAST!
**Free Secure Luggage Storage** Every bed has a small human sized locker AND they have outlets so you can lock away, but recharge your electronic devices!
**On-site Pub, The Storm Cellar** Free pool, foosball and darts, plus a different event each night: Jam Night on Wednesdays, Karaoke on Fridays - and most importantly, cheap highballs and beer! Great place to meet other travellers.
**Kitchens** Our large guest kitchens (yep, plural - we've got two of them) are fully equipped with lots of seating and commercial quality cooking facilities, including a walk in fridge!
**Looking For Work?** Our Job Seekers Package is the best long-term stay deal in Banff. From $399.00, which includes - 14 nights shared accommodation, 60 minutes of internet kiosk time, heaps of local info, a welcome drink in our bar and a 14 day bus pass. If you find accommodation in town, all unused nights are refundable. Blackout dates and conditions apply.
*PRICES are set for Hostelling International Members. Non-members will be charged an additional 10% at check-in. Not a member? No worries - you can become a member when you arrive.
*Our location offers the best of both worlds – the party scene of Banff and picturesque mountain views. We are located just off Tunnel Mountain Road, close to hiking trails and stunning viewpoints overlooking the valley.
**Please note: rates posted are pre-tax member rates and are still subject to taxes at check-in**
Hostel bed capacity
|Beds per room:||Total
|Number of rooms:||6||32||1||13||217|
|Opening times (daily/weekly):||Open 24 hours a day/7 days a week.|
|Opening times (over the year):||Open all year round.|
Street Map and Route Planning
|Bus:||4kms from Greyhound bus station (Gopher St and Lynx St). Take Lynx St, left on Wolf St, left on Otter St, which becomes Tunnel Mountain Road, all the way up to the hostel. A taxi from the Greyhound bus station to the hostel is about $8 + tip. OR catch the Route 2 - Tunnel Mountain bus from Banff Avenue up to the hostel for $2.00 (get your bus pass at check-in).|
|Parking:||Free parking is available, reservations are not required.|
|Location:||Minutes from downtown Banff! From Banff Avenue, turn left on Wolf St, turn left on Otter St, follow road to the left at the 'Y' (between Douglas Fir and Tunnel Mountain Resorts). HI-Banff Alpine Centre is on the right.|
|Airport:||130kms to Calgary Airport. Driving from Airport: West on Trans-Canada Highway, take Banff exit. DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS TO HOSTEL FROM AIRPORT: 1. Head north toward Airport Rd NE 270 m 2. Turn left toward 19 St NE 90 m 3. Turn right onto 19 St NE 400 m 4. Turn left onto 96 Ave NE/Airport Trail NE W 1.0 km 5. Merge onto Deerfoot Trail/AB-2 N via the ramp to Deerfoot Trail Continue to follow AB-2 N 3.8 km 6. Take exit 271 to merge onto Stoney Trail NW/Alberta 201 W 24.6 km 7. Take exit 36 for AB-1 W/Trans Canada Highway W toward 16 Avenue N/Banff 600 m 8. Merge onto AB-1 W/Trans-Canada Hwy 107 km 9. Take the exit toward Banff 350 m 10. Turn left onto Banff Ave/Lake Minnewanka Scenic Dr Continue to follow Banff Ave 4.2 km 11. Turn left onto Moose St 300 m 12. Take the 3rd left onto Otter St 350 m 13. Slight right onto Tunnel Mountain Rd 900m 14. Slight left onto Hidden Ridge Way Destination will be on the right 71 m HI-Banff Alpine Centre 801 Hidden Ridge Way Banff, AB T1L 1B3, Canada|
|Cultural centre nearby||Museums/art galleries nearby|
|City centre location||Historical sites nearby|
|River/harbour/lake nearby||Hiking area|
|Main attractions nearby||Swimming pool at or near hostel|
|Nightlife nearby||Forested/wooded area|
|Horseriding at or near hostel||Restaurants nearby|
|Shopping centre/market nearby||Hostel with a difference|
|Leisure facilities nearby||Winter sports|
|Mountainous/hilly area||Meet other travellers! Read their tips for things to do in HI - Banff Alpine Centre|
|Discounts and concessions available||Family rooms available|
|Suitable for wheelchair users||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|
|Internet access||Credit card accepted|
|Male only||Female only|
|Games room||Individual traveller welcome|
|Luggage Store||Lockers available|
|Non smoking room/area||Basic store available at or near the hostel|
|Rates include local tax||BBQ|
Customer Reviews HI - Banff Alpine Centre
|30 Dec 2013 Kate, Canada||90%|
|No gluten free options for the free pancake. Read fast, but that is understandable.
Key card for door of Barcley Building didn't always work.|
|13 Dec 2013 Pawel, Switzerland||77%|
|I stayed in room 408 and was biten by bedbugs!! I only discovered on the evening after I had left, otherwise I would have complained. It's a very unpleasant experience.
|13 Nov 2013 Julieanna, England & Wales||100%|
|Can't fault this hostel at all. It was awesome. Great staff, super clean, and a good price. Can't ask for more. The free bus pass was a great bonus, although I didn't use it much as the walk down into town was lovely. |
|03 Nov 2013 Heather, Canada||100%|
|I was arriving late, around 9:30 at night, and the staff were able to confirm that they would keep my room and I would not lose my reservation. I ended up cancelling my second night and was able to do it when I checked in on the first night. No problems, and very friendly service at the front desk.|
|18 Sep 2013 Kana, Canada||87%|
|Staffs were very friendly and helpful, we enjoyed the stay a lot!|
|12 Sep 2013 Jordan, Australia||100%|
|The Banff Alpine Centre was the most amazing hostel I've stayed at in my 4 months of travelling. The rooms and spacious and cosy, they have everything you need. You get a good wifi signal everywhere you go which is good if you rely on it for contact. The people who work there and friendly and helpful, the girl at the front desk allowed me to check in at 10am because my room was ready, which I was very happy about. Overall the hostel has a great vibe about it, definitely recommended :)|
|03 Sep 2013 Mark, USA||93%|
|I really liked having the bus pass, although the walk from the hostel to town was very pleasant.|
|23 Aug 2013 Gemma, England & Wales||100%|
|I really enjoyed my stay at HI Banff. However, I did think it a little silly that if you booked through a site like hostelboookers, you'd get a free pancake breakfast. Since I booked direct I didn't get this.|
|15 Aug 2013 Heather, Scotland||100%|
|Excellent friendly staff. Good atmosphere. Best hostel I've stayed in for comfort and good food in cafe. Would definitely recommend! |
|12 Aug 2013 Julia, Australia||100%|
|Great hostel - great staff!|