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First time family of four ever hostelled it. Only because most hotels were booked in Banff and remaining ones started at $500 per night did we opt for the Hostel. So glad we did. Reasonable price and we got a room for four for family...worked...More
the restaurant needs a thorough cleaning. very thick dust between the logs surrounding where you ate. did not really provide an appetizing appeal to eating. allowing people to walk in to eat without footwear. big violation of food handling and sanitizing. do not read all...More
My partner and I booked for 3 nights through booking.com. The hostel was booked solid, so the only beds we could get were not together - one in a mixed dorm for me, and one in a male-only dorm for him. The booking.com confirmation email...More
One of my boyfriends childhood friends lives and works there, we booked a private room and stayed there a week while we visited him.
All the staff were so friendly and went above and beyond to show us around, make us feel welcome and included...More
Be mindful that this hostel is further away from Banff town- just up the hill which is about a 20 min walk. However, we did not find this a problem because the hostel give you free bus passes and it was nice to be out...More
Response from BanffHostelManager | Property representative |
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.