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HI Banff Alpine Centre

801 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, Alberta, T1L 1B3, Canada

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Overall Rating 93%

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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Banff Hostel

Hostel Banff

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Nestled in the spectacular Rocky Mountains it doesn’t matter what time of year your group visits, the HI-Banff Alpine Centre makes the ideal base for exploring this beautiful part of Canada.

"For a school field trip, I think it was ideal for us. The kids had the opportunity to meet travellers and experience a ‘budget’ accommodation."

Perched above the Bow River and only minutes from the action on Banff Avenue, the hostel is a perfect combination of elbow room and convenience. You can hike and bike out the front door or stay in and enjoy Cougar Pete’s kitchen where meals can be ordered. Or if you prefer to cook, then take advantage of the two kitchens which are available for group use.

Another bonus of the Hi-Banff is that there is a free ski bus which picks up from the hostel (could save you up to $5 a day each) and there is also an ice climbing wall on site. So if you are looking for mountain adventures – winter or summer – there is everything you need here. Rooms are perfectly proportioned for all group sizes and there are even some cabins suitable for groups of four which have their own ensuites.

So if you are thinking of travelling to the Rocky Mountains then make sure you get in touch with the Hi-Banff today.

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Suitable for Special Occasions
  • Exclusive Use
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Packed Lunches
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Catering/meal service
  • Group Packages
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator
  • ESN

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Sports Equipment Storage - Skis
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-403-762-4123

Fax. 1-403-762-3441

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Banff Gondola (5 to 10km)
  • Sunshine Village Ski Resort (More than 10km)
  • Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (3 to 5km)

See the full list of attractions

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Distance to Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Beach (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (2 to 3km)
  • City Centre (2 to 3km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (1 to 2km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (2 to 3km)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (2 to 3km)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (2 to 3km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (2 to 3km)
  • Ski area (5 to 10km)
  • Swimming pool (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500 m)
  • Theatre (2 to 3km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (At or next to the hostel)
  • Distance to Water park (Less than 500m)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
130kms to Calgary Airport. Driving from Airport: West on Trans-Canada Highway take Banff exit.
Bus
4km from Greyhound bus station (at intersection of Gopher St and Lynx St).
Car
Parking available at hostel
Rail
130km to Calgary Airport. Driving from Airport: West on Trans-Canada Highway take Banff exit
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Hockey
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Walking / Hiking
Sustainability

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning

Energy

  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Energy efficiency appliances
  • Double-glazing windows

People

  • Working with local community
  • Mission-based activities
  • Educational programs

Waste

  • Recycling areas
  • Composting

Water

  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps
  • Water savers in toilet

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