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The hostel seems to be split between x2 buildings. One with some dorms, bar and café. The other has a kitchen, wooden lodge style living room and more rooms and dorms.
Our room was a private double room with ensuite. Bed and shower were fine,...More
We booked a private room with shared bathroom for one night while we explored the central area of Banff. Location wise it's a little further out of the centre but easily walkable in 20 mins or there is a regular bus into the centre that...More
This could of been a lovely stay. The hostel has everything you need for a nice stay. However a BIG let down is how there was a very large Chinese tour company who use the hostel. It might as well be a Chinese hostel. We...More
This is a good place to stay and start your walks and other activities in Banff. If you intend to book any kind of programed or guided visit generally, they pick you up here. It is not very close to town, but if you have...More
Ima break this down for you all:
I was here across the season (Jan-April) and stayed in a 4-person, two bunk room. Everyone has a cupboard for their belongings. Floor gets cleaned once a week; bed sheets changed just as regularly (for long-term guests that...More
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Hi, all three of the snow resorts have transportation leaving from the town. Norquay is 10 minutes away, Sunshine is 20 minutes and Lake Louise is 40 minutes away. All three have their advantages and it's worth visiting... More
Hi, all three of the snow resorts have transportation leaving from the town. Norquay is 10 minutes away, Sunshine is 20 minutes and Lake Louise is 40 minutes away. All three have their advantages and it's worth visiting all of them! The HI-Banff gives guests a free city bus pass, so you can take the transit right from outside the hostel to the snow bus hub and from there to your ski/board destination - plus it gives you transportation to a lot of the other local attractions for free.