I arrived in Banff looking for summer work, and upon arrival I asked the taxi driver to take me to the hostel. I had friends stay at the Y the summer before and that's where I thought he was taking me. When he dropped me off at HI I was a little confused, but it turned out to be one of the best mistakes ever.
I checked in and the room was great. Chalet style, with 3 bunk beds, 2 on the ground and one in the loft. The linen was clean and the showers worked well, plenty of hot water. The staff were exceptionally friendly and were great at giving me pointers about where to go to find work (and where to go to celebrate once I found a job!). The communal kitchen had all the untensils you could ask for, and all of the other guests were great.
I later discovered that in addition to HI and the Y, there is another hostel in Banff but out of the three I would definately recommend the Alpine Centre.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Are you looking for an place to stay in Banff? Seeking the Canadian Rocky Mountain experience? HI Banff Alpine Centre Hostel, has a more than just dorm beds, this Banff hostel also has many family and couples rooms available to book for your holiday in Banff. Looking to make a reservation? * Cougar Pete's on site restaurant * The Storm Cellar Pub and Gamehouse * Free guest use Wi-fi through out * Two spacious guest kitchens, * Two cozy lounges with fireplaces * Lookout deck with spectacular views of the mountains. * Internet kiosks to send a message to your friends at home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hi-Banff Alpine Centre Hotel Banff