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HI-Calgary City Centre Reviews

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

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86%

Rating
682 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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91%

There isn't much in Calgary but this hostel is a nice place to meet people and stay Its warm and has all the facilities All facilities available and staff are nice, helpful and genuine A suggestion of TV in the kitchen as this is the only place guests can drink otherwise the room downstairs is the TV and pool room to socialise there are people staying here who are also looking for jobs, so a good place to make contacts for that


97%

Friendly atmosphere and great location. Close to everything you need. Would recommend to a friend!

  • 13th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Was clean and easy to get around downtown from here. Only problem was there was no real social atmosphere or planned activities etc

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review Courtney! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are glad that you found the hostel to be clean and we will pass on your kind words to our housekeeping team. Thank you for your suggestion of having more activities, we are planning on having more activities planned for the future. We hope you can stay with us again soon. Best Regards, Cassandra Moore Assistant Manager

80%

Overall not too bad but the noise of the level crossing right next to the hostel means you don't get a very good nights sleep. They need to soundproof the rooms.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review Chris! We are located close to the free-fare zone of the C-Train line which although very convenient can sometimes be noisy. Thank you for staying with us and we hope you enjoy your travels. Best Regards, Cassandra Moore Assistant Manager

91%

Very clean and great free breakfast. The reception was always helpful, even went as far as booking trips for us, calling taxis and printing tickets for free and always offering great advice. Will be coming here 100% on my return.

  • 28th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Fast wifi

  • 25th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


63%

The reception staff was polite and you guys kept our stuff in the storage room which is really appreciated as we had out way back in the evening. The location was downtown, which was good, but the only negative thing about Hi- Calgary is that, there were so many homeless people around the hostel, which makes it very uncomfortable to go out at night or any other time of the day. Also, the lower wardrobes were open from behind which does not make sense locking them, as anyone can steal in dorms.

  • 7th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review. Glad that you enjoyed the central location of the hostel and the friendly staff. We are 5 minutes walk to downtown and within every major cities around the world, there will always be homeless people hanging in the core. Rest assured that our central location is safe. I've checked the lockers in the room that you've stayed in and all of the lockers are secured to the wall. Regards, Jason

94%

Great people, location and atmosphere. Thanks for the great stay.

  • 31st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Great secure room, one suggrstion i can make is clean water glasses in the couples private rooms but other than that stay was fantastic.

  • 30th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Thanks Jason its been a pleasure!


100%

Great hostel!

  • 20th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

This is a clean and well-organized place close to the center. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms have a good outfit (mostly wood), which makes it more pleasant to stay. The only thing that I did not like is their pricing policy: Instead of adding a surcharge to the price they state on the website to non-HI-members, they should make it a discount for members and give you the price that you will actually have to pay in the first place. But this is just a detail.


74%

Was only a few mins walk from downtown, which was great as it gets cold in Calgary then once in all shops, coffee shops, bars and business in all down one roof..- check out the in door gardens get.. Staff r good and helpfully. Close to a supermarket.. Can b loads with guys comin in frm a night out!!


97%

Fantastic hostel, friendly staff and the facilities are top notch, all very tidy.


97%

Need more plugs, electrical sockets in the rooms. Just need a $6 plug multi board for all the phones, lap tops etc. Also the older Canadians, and to put it nicely, with eccentric personalities is off-putting, especially their random topics of conversation.


97%

very warm and welcoming! Free parking and clean and spacious facilities. Close to city center. The HI Team was always friendly and helpful. would book it again at any time




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