HI-Banff Alpine Centre

#801 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, Alberta, Banff, Canada, Distance from city centre: 2.4km
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Rating: 84%from 26 reviews

  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 83%Staff
  • 86%Security
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 83%Location
  • 83%Value for money
  • 86%Facilities
Located in the town of Banff, HI-Banff Alpine Centre is a superior-rated hostel and backpacker favourite.

Stay with us and find out why more backpackers stay with us than any other hostel in Banff! The hostel features wrap-around decks, great staff and Banff's best on-site hostel bar and restaurant.

Want quality rooms? Whether you're looking for a swank log cabin with a fireplace, a TV and a phone to call for room service or just a clean comfy dorm bed with a safe place to lock up your stuff, we've got it. Dorm rooms sleep a maximum of six and our private rooms range from standard doubles to superior rooms with ensuites.

We have free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms and common spaces, plus lockers for every guests and long-term secure luggage storage and ski/board/bicycle storage. There's also free transportation with Banff's local buss service - you can get your free bus pass at our front desk.

Ours is a superior-rated hostel and was voted by backpackers to be in the 'Top 10' list of 5,000 hostels worldwide! The hostel is made up of two buildings, with wrap-around decks and views of the Rockies. We pride ourselves on delivering the best backpacking experience in Canada. Don't settle for less - find out why more backpackers stay with us than any other hostel in Banff!

Want fun? We've got a 35-foot ice wall right in front of the hostel in the winter. Take a climb or watch other people from the deck. At night, we've got tons going on in the Storm Cellar, our on-site pub and gamehouse (free pool and foosball all the time) - a great way to enjoy the Banff experience and network with other travellers. Cougar Pete's is our pub-style restaurant, right in the hostel, with full-service meals all day. If you're cooking for yourself, our guest kitchen is huge, fully-equipped with lots of seating and commercial-quality cooking facilities.

Want adventure? The strength of our network allows us to get discounted rates on all sorts of activities with local providers - skiing, rafting, hiking, guided tours, you name it! Just ask when you check in. Go skiing at any of the area's ski resorts - Sunshine Village, Lake Louise Mountain Resort or Ski Mount Norquay. Get lift tickets at the front desk and catch a shuttle to the ski resort just outside our doorstep! Explore Banff National Park and the bustling town of Banff, hit the hot springs, look for wildlife or just take in the majestic Rocky Mountains.

Don't forget our fantastic schedule of night activities and events!

Prices quoted are for Hostelling International Members. Non-members will be charged an additional 10%. Not a member? Not a problem - you too can become a member at check-in.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Airport transfers
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Café
  • Card phones
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Fussball
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Meeting Room
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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We have a 24hr cancellation policy, all cancellations must be by midnight the day before arrival.

Prices quoted are for Hostelling International Members. Non-members will be charged an additional 10%. Not a member? Not a problem - you too can become a member at check-in.

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Our hostel is located on Tunnel Mountain, at check-in we offer a bus pass (deposit required) for free travel on our local transit system. Our location offers the best of both worlds the party scene of Banff and laidback picturesque mountain life.

1) On Banff Avenue, take public transit; tell the driver you want to go to the hostel on Tunnel Mountain Road and he'll drop you off at our door (the bus runs every 40 minutes)!

2) Grab a taxi; it costs $8-10 + tip from downtown to our front door.

3) Walk! If it's a nice day, it's a great way to see the town and the mountains. We're about a 20-minute walk from the bus station. Turn left on Lynx St, left on Wolf St, left on Tunnel Mountain Drive and follow the road to the top of the hill. Look for our sign on the left after Tunnel Mountain Resort.

Once at the hostel, you can get your bus pass for free local transit!

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