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HI-Banff Alpine Centre

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7.8
Good
1,345 reviews

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar or Lounge

HI-Banff Alpine Centre Provides Homelike Hostel to Adventure Enthusiasts

What's an HI-Banff Alpine Centre Room Include?

When choosing a room at the HI-Banff Alpine Centre, you need to consider whether you're up for sharing a room or staying solo. Private room options include cabin suites, private rooms with washroom facilities, and private rooms without washrooms. Shared dorm rooms are available with and without washrooms. Personal lockers for storing belongings in the dorm rooms allow you to charge your electronic devices safely and securely. Private cabins are set for single or double occupancy, with combined living and bedroom quarters. Bed linens and free towels are included with the rooms.

What Amenities Are Available?

Hotels in Banff, Alberta, Canada, offer outdoor adventurers four-season access to the Canadian Rockies. At HI-Banff Alpine Centre, you'll find just as much to do indoors as you do outdoors. Gather with your travel companions and fellow outdoor adventure enthusiasts for drinks and games of foosball, pool, and darts at The Storm Cellar Pub & Gamehouse. Those travelers seeking heartier fare can head to Cougar Pete's Kitchen and Lookout to dine amid picturesque Canadian Rockies scenery. During the winter months, test your strength and endurance on the outdoor ice-climbing wall.

How Much Will a Stay at HI-Banff Alpine Centre Cost Me?

The HI-Banff Alpine Centre's rates differ depending on season and room type. Typically, the periods June 1 to September 30 and December 20 to March 31 host the highest room rates, ranging from about $50 USD per night for a shared dorm space to $186 USD for a private cabin. Travelers on the cheap should consider April 1 to May 31 and October 1 to December 19 for the cheapest rates. 

What's the Bottom Line?

Banff, Alberta, hostels in general offer some of the most budget-friendly accommodations you can expect to find, and the HI-Banff Alpine Centre is no exception. As a hostel, the facility caters to a younger audience of travelers who enjoy their late-night revelries. If youth is on your side, the HI-Banff Alpine Centre makes a great choice if you don't want to overspend on a hotel or resort experience in Banff.

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801 Hidden Ridge Way
Banff, AB T1L1B3
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User Highlights
7.8
Good
Pool
"Free pool"
Bar and Beverages
"Of fun in the bar downstairs" "Nice little bar"
100% thought beverage prices were a great value.
Vibe
"Sociable atmosphere" "New wing"
88% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
83% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
Service
"Excellent staff" "Staff on check in excellent"
94% found the staff to be very friendly.
79% said the reception staff was great.
Amenities
"Cheap bike rental" "Close to walking tracks"
83% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
Location
"Quick access to downtown" "Bus stop close"
Distant to city centre, said 57%.
Parking was ok, according to 68%.
Room
"Large kitchen area" "Bunk beds are small"
For only 53%, the bathroom was ok.
Only 58% said rooms were clean enough.
Value for money
"Cheap bike rental" "Free bus"
60% said the breakfast was too expensive.
82% were happy with the price.
WiFi
"Free wi-fi" "Reliable wifi"
69% said the wifi quality was bad.
Breakfast
"They gave us complimentary breakfast" "Excellent breakfast"
60% said the breakfast was too expensive.

Good to know...

Good kitchenette
Shower can be a problem
City centre is hard to reach
Rooms could be larger
Expert Reviews
Lonely Planet
Near the top of Tunnel Mountain, Banff's best hostel is well away from the madness of Banff Ave&*& Buildings are classic mountain-lodge style without classic mountain-lodge prices. Rooms...
Rooms are spic-n-span; choose from dorms, private doubles and cabins.
Hotel Information
Features
Bar or Lounge
Concierge
Free Parking
Free Wifi
Handicap
Restaurant
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
55
Smoking
Some smoking-allowed rooms
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible