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Banff International Hostel
Ranked #10 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Banff
Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Stayed there for 4 nights in May in a room 211 with a queen bed. Room was very clean. Bus stop in near by. Didn't have a chance to use laundry. It is open from 7 am to 8 pm. Breakfast is from 7:30 to 10:00. I only went ones and didn't like it at all. You have to make your own breakfast and wash your dishes. No dishwasher, so everyone does it by hand. I didn't wanna use any of the dishes because didn't know how well they were washed. Kitchen is actually open till 10:00 pm. So you are welcome to cook something for yourself if you wish. Grocery store is 10 min walk from the hostel. It says in the lobby that quite time starts at 10 pm which not everyone obeyed. My neighbours were very loud from 11 pm to 12 am. Also, you can't use your own blankets or sleeping bags. Have no why.
Overall is a nice place to stay if you are on budget.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

My partner and I booked a queen room for 2 nights. We were pleasantly surprised at how the room looked. It was very cosy and clean. However there was a continuous tapping noise that kept us awake for some of the night and the walls are paper thin. Our neighbours had no secrets and we were rudely awoken on our last morning by what we thought were a heard of moose! Value for money was good but if you want a good nights sleep book somewhere else.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

Spent Christmas Eve and day here, what a lovely place and a great bunch! Rooms are immaculate. Location is perfect. Staff were kind and all in all a good place to stay. Value for money! One of the best hostels I've stayed in, in a long time. Will be back again in the summer for a stay here.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Rovaniemi, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Spend five nights in Banff and in this hostel. Workers in the reception were really nice and they helped with everything. Told a lot about what to see and what to do. They sold us our skiing tickets, that was really easy and gave 10% off ticket for ski-rental place. The rooms were really nice and clean, beds were comfortable. Cleaner came every day. In our room was 6 beds, we were group of five and we got lucky with the one person in the room. It changed during our stay and both girls were really nice and we could leave our stuff in the room without problems. The air conditioner in the room (if there was any) wasn't that good, in the night it was either cold or really warm. Parking was limited but we had space every day. Breakfast wasn't that good, but I'm from Finland so I'm not used to the same food. But my friends liked it more. Will come back if I have a change!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Lovely rooms with own bathroom. Nice set up with a great kitchen, containing everything you need to cook cheap meals. It seemed like a quiet hostel while we were there and we didn't seem to meet many people, didn't have that usual hostel environment. staff were really helpful, lent me an international plug which was super handy.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Clarens, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2013

I stayed for four nights. The accommodation was clean and comfortable. Staff was friendly and helpful. The hostel is very central within walking distance to the shopping centre! Management controls noise.

A pity about the deposits you have to pay-even when you take a towel. Management should not let a few dishonest people dominate the way they run their business.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

Our group stayed for one night only so not much to say. The staff were nice and friendly. Basic breakfast. Easy walk into town. Very limited parking. I'm not sure we would want to stay for longer or during peak season, seems like it could get messy.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Banff International Hostel
Address: 449 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Banff International Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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