Set in a historic building, the HI-Banff Alpine Centre offers the best of both worlds – the party scene of Banff and a taster of laidback mountain life. The hostel is within close proximity to hiking trails and stunning viewpoints overlooking the valley. The Cave and Basin National Historic Site is a 10-minute drive away.

Banff Alpine Centre boasts many facilities including free public bus transportation, free Wi-Fi, two shared kitchens, two lounges with fireplaces, as well as private and dorm-style rooms. There is an onsite restaurant and a bar that offers free darts, billiards and foosball. The hostel also provides many exclusive deals for guests including ski passes, rafting tickets and job seeker packages.

The town of Banff is located inside the borders of Banff National Park and includes the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Nearby activities include snowboarding, skiing, white-water rafting and hiking.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Sports & Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Socialising

Green rating

89%

Reviews

HI-Banff Alpine Centre is legal. Beds are good, bathroom too. What impressed most was the extremely kitchen organized, which makes life easier for any traveler! This really was a difference in the hostel. Recommend as a legal option of lodging in Banff.

80%

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Cristina,

Tue 24 Feb 2015

Travel tips...

Nightlife & entertainment tip

the pub at the hostel

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paul,

Wed 17 Dec 2014

Budget meal tip

Rose Crown, Grizzly House, Safeway supermarket

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Cristina,

Tue 24 Feb 2015