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HI-Calgary City Centre Reviews

520-7th Avenue S.E., Calgary T2G 0J6, Calgary, Canada

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610 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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If one thing, id suggest extending the breakfast hours.


The hostel is pretty close to the light rail station so it's easy to get to/from the Greyhound station. My only suggestion is to install air conditioning in the rooms. We had just a fan and it was actually hotter in the room than it was outside (and it was close to 30C). So difficult to sleep when it's roasting!


Rooms of 4? Or 2?

  • 12th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


hostel was very clean with good amenities like a large laundry room, a tv room, and a decent sized kitchen. The staff were very friendly and were willing to help you out with directions and to find things to do within the city or even province if you were willing to drive. The only draw back to this location was that there was no AC.


It was really clean and the bed was comfy the only downside was there was no internet access for anyone without their own computer


Great hostel,great breakfast. Soooo clean!


As a solo traveler, this hostel did not seem to be the best place to meet other people, but overall it was nice. The rooms were large enough, clean bathrooms and good location.


Nice breakfast, although a bit chaotic because there is only 1 stove to bake the pancakes. The other thing is that they let people check in in the middle of the night, even if it is for only a couple of hours. Annoying and not so safe.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Glad that you enjoyed our breakfast, it is very popular among our guests, and can get chaotic at times. We do have a double kitchen for people to cook the pancakes. The hostel is open 24 hours to help accommodate guest with late arrivals. Safe travels, Jason Wong


There is no community, no atmosphere and no drive to try and get people to no each other, it's a HOSTEL

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. The hostel was closed for 1 year, due to the flooding in 2013. We just reopened on June 1st, 2014. In the near future we are looking to have organized activities for our guests. We hope you have to visit us again when we have these activities up and running. Best regards, Jason Wong


The facilities were good and staff friendly. It's a short walk to the local park, train and restaurants. It was quiet which suited me, but maybe not those who want to party (even Calgary is even the place for that). Some repairs were underway for flood damage but that didn't inconvenience. Would certainly stay again!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the review, we appreciate it. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and would come again in the future. The location is appealing to many travelers as we are within walking distance to many attractions (downtown core) and the free downtown train zone. We still have some minor reservations to complete after the flood, but we hope to be finished in the next month or so. Safe travels, Jason Wong


This was my first ever stay at a hostel, I was pleasantly surprised at the facilities but knocked out by the friendliness

  • 2nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Could be not the best hostel, but for this rates, its excellent for the travelers who stay in Calgary for few days.

  • 2nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for reviewing us. We are happy to hear that the hostel and its amenities is a great value. Safe travels, Jason Wong


Really pleasantly surprised staying here. Everything was great to be honest, clean rooms, spacious, comfy beds, good security, tv and pool room, reading room, free breakfast and great staff! Even the location wasn't that bad, it was a couple minute walk to downtown areas. I have been sticking to these HI hostels since because they're a guarenteed nice stay!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for your review! We are really pleased you had a great experience as we strive to always have the highest standards for our guests. Our free breakfast is very popular among our guests. The location is not only close to many attractions but provides easy and cost effective transportation to places such as the Greyhound and the Airport. We hope to see you again at HI Calgary or other HI hostels world-wide. Best regards, Jason Wong


It was an OK place to stay,near the city center mall and city hall

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