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Banff International Hostel Reviews

449 Banff Avenue, Banff, Canada

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104 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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I really liked this place. Next to a bus stop that can take u to canmore or to all Banff tourist locations. The beds are very high for bunk beds. Like 2.5 ft from the mattress to the ceiling. But other than that it was clean. Nice rooms that were wooded. Clean bathroom and that pretty new. Lockers in room. WiFi. Etc. Really liked this hostel. Banff....get boring and very Disneyland though. Tourist everywhere.


Really nice hostel comfy bed. Good location in walking distance of town


Enjoyed our stay here. Good location, only a short walk (800m) to endless places to eat and drink. On site parking useful and decent wifi. Kitchen facilities also a bonus, the free breakfast is free for a reason but nothing beats a bowel of cereal. From reading, has less facilities than HI hostel, but much better location. Prices shoot up on weekends!

  • 15th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great staff, comftable beds, good location!


Good location. Walking distance to town, but not right in the thick of it. Staff friendly and decent facilities.


Security is not bat, but more security will be required because almost free access once people enter the entrance before room door. More hot water will be good for shower . The temperature was too low to me although summer is OK.


*If you are staying and you have to leave - I would leave a note or something on your bed. I checked in and set up my cell charger on my bed and such and came back in the evening around midnight and my dorm was full and someone was sleeping in my bed! The only bed left was a top bunk and my cell could not be plugged in and it was an upsetting experience. I would try to have that NOT happen again. Other than that my stay was lovely.

  • 30th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Its a nice place to stay in Banff, not so far but also not too close to the busy streets. It is quite at night, rooms are nice and clean, with plenty of space. Beds are good. But breakfast is terrible, they only supply the things, so its not very organized (you don't know whats available and whats not yours to eat, messy kitchen and no one to assist if needed) and its just plain toast, coffee (self made) and cereal. And wifi is not so good.


No so bad.


Atmosphere is awful - no lounge/ restaurant/ bar area so we went to the hostel down the street.

  • 18th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I like that this hostel is modern and the rooms are spacious. The staff are friendly and helpful. It's in a good location and I enjoyed my stay here. Very good.

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