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HI - Banff Alpine Centre
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.
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What’s HI all about?
Hostelling International believes that hostelling is not just about having a place to stay; it’s about having fun, experiencing different cultures and meeting new people. A non-profit membership organisation, HI works continually to expand our network to new places, working with governments and voluntary agencies to create the same practices and high standards everywhere to enable global interaction. No matter who you are, where you come from or where you are going we want to offer you the real hostel experience.
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Hostelling International is a membership organisation. In some countries, you need to be a member to stay at our hostels – but wherever you stay if you’re a member you’ll get at least a 10% saving on accommodation, plus a range of other great discounts.
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.
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.
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.