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Banff International Hostel

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449 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6 Canada
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#14 of 20 Specialty lodging in Banff
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Game room
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Vending machine
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Skiing
Bowling offsite
Darts
Board games / puzzles
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
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Self-serve laundry
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_mintari wrote a review Sep. 2022
Tenafly, New Jersey5 contributions
We stayed one night at this hostel in a private room on Sept. 26-27. Not only we found a roach on the bedroom floor, the queen size bed was sagging so deep that I was not able to sleep. We will never go back.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nipu56 wrote a review Sep. 2022
Brampton, Canada16 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights. Facility is reasonably good. The room is typically basic as hostel room. Comfortable though. The kitchen is well equipped , breakfast is liberal. Location is great, only walking distance to Banff town centre. I must say it is overpriced for private room. May be because we two stayed in 4 bedded room.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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fozzie2015 wrote a review Aug. 2022
Warrington, United Kingdom13 contributions10 helpful votes
All the staff were really friendly and helpful, with some good tips on where to go and what to do - was pointed towards some great MTB trails. Kitchen was always cleaned thoroughly after breakfast, the rooms were cleaned regularly and the shower is good. Stayed in a mixed dorm for a week and had a couple of small issues with a "princess" in the bunk above me - and mentioned it to the staff, who said they would have a word if required. The "princess" left - so there was no need for them to intervene - but it was good to know that they won't put up with disruptive guests. Location is a short (10min) flat walk from the very centre of Banff - so couldn't ask for a better location.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Earplugs will help you sleep more soundly, but its not that noisy.
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Rod R wrote a review May 2022
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The bed is very clean, the room is very clean and the bathroom is very clean...the staff is very good and friendly, the work of Carlos Veliz stands out for keeping everything clean and in order, very good Hostel.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Ha P wrote a review Aug. 2020
Ontario, Canada926 contributions255 helpful votes
The room is clean, the washroom is kept very clean. Every bed has its own curtain so everyone has their own privacy. Everyone in our dorm behave very well. There is a mini fridge in our dorm. There are lockers and also one underneath the bottom bunk bed. There is a fan in the room. The room is quite dark so it makes you sleep in comfortably in the morning. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The lady at the front desk gave me a lot of information for what hikes to do around Banff. I never checked out the kitchen so I can’t comment on that. The laundry room is very neat. It opens from 8am-8pm. Though the price is quite high. 2.5 for washer and 2.5 for dryer and 1.5 for detergent. The hostel is a short walk to The central area where all the restaurants and shops are. It’s also a short walk to the Tunnel mountain trailhead. I stayed here for 3 days and definitely stay here again if I come back to Banff.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Arsham S wrote a review Jul. 2020
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Defenately recommended.Good and clean rooms with comfy beds and a nice family friendly environment. Austin powers was very nice and helpful to us. Very happy with our stay. View is nice and the location is perfect considering the price.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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-Ed wrote a review Feb. 2020
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After landing I found there was uncovered fish in the kitchen, milk that was 3 months out of date and half eaten meals that have been in there my entire trip and I imagine much longer. The kitchen smells so bad that I called the health inspector who admitted to me she comes in around 3 times A MONTH from calls made by people here. As awll as this, YOU CANT GET COLD WATER ANYWHERE so drinking water is a massive problem, the room was freezing and if you got the bed by the toilet it smelt absolutely awful. Aboutsely would not reccomend go to the Alpine centre instead it is disgusting here
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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emceestet wrote a review Nov. 2019
Toronto, On52 contributions8 helpful votes
I stayed here late last night on a recent road trip across Canada. I was able to book my accommodations last minute and the staff were very flexible and welcoming. The hostel is very clean, affordable and in a great location, with only a short walk to the main part of town. There is also tons of activities to do at night, like pub crawls, karaoke, comedy nights and so on, If you're a solo social traveller like myself.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Sarah M wrote a review Oct. 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom444 contributions111 helpful votes
we stayed for a week and then saw on the door you can get a discount for staying a week, but they wouldn't give us any money back... apparently you have to book when youre there. so heads up to that! nice vibe, comfy beds with curtains, light sockets and shelf in each bed, big lockers, shoewr and toilet in each room, clean, kind staff and flexible breakfast. we would come again! and a bottle shop right next door - just in case. very close to town.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Jacie T wrote a review Oct. 2019
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I was here a few days ago on a last minute overnight in the mountains. I went out on their Sunday night pub-crawl, which was well organized and SUPER fun. The check in process was easy and all the staff were very helpful and friendly!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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PRICE RANGE
US$36 - US$228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaAlbertaCanadian RockiesBanff National ParkBanff
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Banff International Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Banff International Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Banff Legacy Trail (0.1 km), C Level Cirque Trail (0.1 km), and Spray River Trail Loop (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Banff International Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Banff International Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Banff International Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Banff International Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Whitebark Cafe, El Toro, and Ticino Swiss-Italian Restaurant.
Is Banff International Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Banff.
Are any cleaning services offered at Banff International Hostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Banff International Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Banff International Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cave and Basin National Historic Site (2.2 km) and Old Crag Cabin (0.8 km).