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HI Banff Alpine Centre

801 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, Alberta, T1L 1B3, Canada

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Overall Rating 87%

From 13 Reviews

Hostel rating (13)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 88%
Cleanliness 86%
Location 87%
Security 89%
Service 89%
Comfort 83%
Green rating 90%

Welcome to one of the best hostels in Canada. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains this year-round hostel is a perfect base to explore the area.

  • Dorm
    From $42.06
  • Private
    From $150.01
10 or more people?
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Banff Hostel

Hostel Banff

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Additional tax of 11.18% is payable at check-in.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 13 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 13 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of 10 % of rates quoted is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Sports Equipment Storage
  • Sports Equipment Storage Type - Skis
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-403-762-4123

Fax. 1-403-762-3441

banff@hihostels.ca

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Banff Gondola (5 to 10km)
  • Sunshine Village Ski Resort (More than 10km)
  • Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (3 to 5km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Nothing lactose free in the breakfast selection.

83%

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Katy,

Tue 06 Aug 2019

In the main building the hand towel/paper towel in the kitchen was not replaced for over 2 days

97%

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Adam,

Fri 02 Aug 2019

Hi There, Thank you for staying with us and for your nice rating, it's much appreciated. We hope you had a nice time here in Banff Thank you for your feedback on the paper towel in the kitchen, I will look into this with our Housekeeping Department right away. Kind Regards & Safe Travels, Lewis - Assistant general Manager

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Lewis Kelly,

Sun 04 Aug 2019

El personal del hostell parece que esta de fiesta en lugar de gestionar un establecimiento publico: asi esta el hostell

30%

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Miguel Angel,

Thu 01 Aug 2019

Hola, Gracias por quedarse con nosotros y por sus comentarios. Lamento mucho que haya sido testigo de algunos problemas con nuestro personal. Normalmente recibimos muchos comentarios excelentes sobre nuestro personal y su compromiso y profesionalismo. Entendemos que un albergue de mochileros es un entorno social, pero nuestro personal recibe capacitación sobre cómo saber dónde está la línea entre diversión y profesionalismo, y normalmente son excelentes para tomar buenas decisiones. Me pondré en contacto con usted más directamente para saber si está dispuesto a compartir más información para que podamos hacer un mejor seguimiento para garantizar un mejor rendimiento en el futuro. Gracias, Lewis - Assistant General Manager

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Lewis Kelly,

Sat 03 Aug 2019

Quite far away from the downtown centre, but was very quiet, comfortable and guests and staff were friendly and respectful.

63%

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Andrea,

Tue 16 Jul 2019

Hi There, Thank you for staying with us and for your feedback, we value it very much. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us and especially that you found our team to be friendly & respectful. We are located a 5 minute drive from the town centre where one can enjoy the quiet as the elk roam free and the mountain views are a little more unobstructed, guests can get a free bus pass for a $5 cash deposit to get into and out of town. We hope to have you back again one day! Safe Travels, Lewis - Assistant General Manager

Manager avatar

Lewis Kelly,

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Distance to Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Beach (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (2 to 3km)
  • City Centre (2 to 3km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (1 to 2km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (2 to 3km)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (2 to 3km)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (2 to 3km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (2 to 3km)
  • Ski area (5 to 10km)
  • Swimming pool (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500 m)
  • Theatre (2 to 3km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (At or next to the hostel)
  • Distance to Water park (Less than 500m)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
130kms to Calgary Airport. Driving from Airport: West on Trans-Canada Highway take Banff exit.
Bus
4km from Greyhound bus station (at intersection of Gopher St and Lynx St).
Car
Parking available at hostel
Rail
130km to Calgary Airport. Driving from Airport: West on Trans-Canada Highway take Banff exit
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Hockey
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Walking / Hiking
Sustainability

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning

Energy

  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Energy efficiency appliances
  • Double-glazing windows

People

  • Working with local community
  • Mission-based activities
  • Educational programs

Waste

  • Recycling areas
  • Composting

Water

  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps
  • Water savers in toilet

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