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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.

87 %


What travellers think

Travellers that stayed here think this hostel is best for

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

Hostel rating (9)

87 %

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 91%
Cleanliness 82%
Location 86%
Security 88%
Service 91%
Comfort 86%

Green rating



Wir hatten ein 6-Bett Zimmer gebucht, wurden aber bei der Ankunft in einem 4 Bett Zimmer untergebrach und hatten uns schon über das Upgrade gefreut, da wir zu zweit das Zimmer für uns hatten. Allerdings ist uns im Nachhinein aufgefallen dass uns auch mehr berechnet wurde. Ich finde es nicht in Ordnung einfach die Buchung zu ändern bzw. mehr zu berechnen. Dennoch waren wir im Nachhinein über das Zimmer und die Unterbringung im MB Haus sehr froh.


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Wed 03 Jun 2015

Thanks for taking the time to review our property and thanks for your positive feedback about your stay in our Mary Belle Building. I am sorry to hear that there seems to be a discrepancy regarding what you were charged for your stay. Please contact me regarding this as I would like to explain it to you. - Kirsten Miffling, AGM

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Kirsten Miffling,

Fri 05 Jun 2015

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.


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Tue 24 Feb 2015

Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel, your positive feedback about our facilities and your recommendation are much appreciated. Hope to host you again in Summer 2015. - Kirsten Miffling, AGM

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Kirsten Miffling,

Thu 26 Feb 2015

Loved the chalet feel of the separate accommodation I was in, Fabulous! Definitely not for the those travellers wanting to Party too hard. Not close to town but close to facilities like small grocery, liquor and even Laundromat if you need it. Great for nature, hiking, quiet reflection. Loved the 'great hall', beautiful.


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Fri 24 Oct 2014

Saturday night featured a few too many drunks coming and going from our room, talking loudly, and hooting and hollering outside until 4am. Don't mind someone stumbling in late, tripping over things, giggling a little, and going to sleep - but this went on and on. A bit too much!


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Tue 07 Oct 2014

Thanks for taking the time to review our property. Please accept my apologies for the noise you experienced during our quiet hours of 11pm to 7am. We have 24 hour staff at the Front Desk, including a Night Cleaner/Security person who is responsible for doing regular security checks. We also employ an outside security company to assist in these matters. I will be sure to followup with our staff and retrain on noise checks. - Kirsten Miffling, AGM

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Kirsten Miffling,

Thu 09 Oct 2014