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Welcome to our hostel
Around the hostel
Join the HI Community
At HI, we want everybody to be able to enjoy the real hostelling experience: more than a place to stay, this is about opening minds, meeting new people, cultural immersion and getting travellers involved in our global activities. We love travelling as much as you do, so we have high hostel standards wherever we expand on the planet, but more than where you rest your head, this is about taking something unforgettable away with you – wherever you come from, or are going next.
Become a member!
Being a HI member means you get 10% discount on your overnight bookings - but we're so much more than a bed: we offer HI members a whole range of great deals and offers through our partnerships worldwide. From museums and tours, to adventure activities and national parks, enjoy the benefits of the real hostelling experience.
Buy Your Ski Tickets At The Front Desk
Banff has three fantastic mountains that get over 10 metres of snow per year during a 6-month-long ski season! Our natural parkland setting, uncrowded slopes and fun apres-ski town makes this the best ski/ride experience the Canadian Rockies has to offer. Our packages give you a great night's sleep at our hostel as well as skiing at any (or all!) of the following resorts: Sunshine. "Canada's best snow" - Open November 9 Lake Louise. "4200 skiable acres 113 named runs" - Open November 9 Norquay. "Banff's best kept secret" - Opens Mid December And if these are not enough mountains we can book your bus to your mountain of choice.
Join our biggest and craziest night in The Cellar. Every couple of weeks we theme it up...Ladies Night, 80's Night, Wild Wild West, Super Heroes, Pajama Night or feel free to make a suggestion to our Activities Coordinator. We've got thousands of songs for you to belt out and new songs as requested.
The Storm Cellar Pub And Gamehouse At The Hostel
Come One and Come All, In The End We'll All Be Friends! 10 years ago, the first pour was served at The Storm Cellar and a new era at the HI-Banff Alpine Centre began! Backpackers, Hostellers and Locals have come together from all over the planet to enjoy nights of live music, cheap drinks and free pool. Get caught up in the Eye of The Storm, enjoy our daily, weekly and legendary activities such as Karaoke, Jam and Trivia nights as well as live music from local and international independent musicians. Visit our website for the full schedule.