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
  • Relaxing
  • Sightseeing

Green rating



Not needing to vacate when changing sheets


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Tue 24 Nov 2015

I like the kitchen most. We had a private room so we are happy for what we have. Not a spacious room but just adequate for two persons to sleep. Very quite.


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Sing Chiu,

Thu 08 Oct 2015