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HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre

203 Village Rd, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0 Canada
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
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Hiking
Books, DVDs, music for children
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Albertabound wrote a review Dec 2023
Spruce Grove, Canada183 contributions79 helpful votes
We stayed two nights here in one of the private rooms. Positives of course were the price relative to other Lake Louise properties (but at 180 per night, is still way outta bounds for HI!), location for us to get to the ski hill and out exploring the area's amazing winter trails. And as always, the restaurant was amazing. Negatives would be that we found staff service to be adequate, but not overly memorable and most of our fellow hostel-goers being quite stuffy and not much for conversation. Late night cleaning staff also "evicted" our daughter from the unlocked common area while she was there quitely reading at 10pm. Seems a bit heavy handed for what is meant to be a very informal place to stay (just a hostel!). A little odd of an experience. I think HI can do better. And just because the neighbourhood costs an arm and a leg doesn't mean you need to "keep up".
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Very expensive for a hostel. Consider camping.
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cazza32 wrote a review Aug 2023
kent188 contributions121 helpful votes
Spent 2 nights at Lake Louise - in 2 different rooms. The first one with a private bathroom and the 2nd without. Both rooms were fantastic and great value, very modern and clean - much more than I bargained for. The bathrooms and showers were plentiful and super close to our room. Parking was great and not far from reception. Bill Peyto Restaurant which we ate at both days was very good value, not too expensive and the servers on both days were happy to help and super friendly.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Amber O wrote a review July 2023
Melrose, Massachusetts112 contributions57 helpful votes
I didn't know what to expect at a Hostel, and I was pleasantly surprised by this place. The rooms and bathrooms are clean, the staff is friendly, and the two buildings have nice sitting areas and large kitchens. It's in a great location close to Lake Louise Village. We ate breakfast and dinner at Bill Peyto's, the onsite restaurant, and both were excellent. The morning server was a bit inattentive (I saw her reading a magazine when we were trying to get her attention to pay our bill). The dinner server was fantastic. He was very efficient and cheerful. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: No ice machine just FYI.
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jennpf wrote a review July 2023
Melbourne, Australia182 contributions123 helpful votes
It’s been over 30 years since I last stayed in a hostel. This was not our first choice but was our only choice at short notice. Queen bed on-suite room was acceptable. Did not realize on-suite was a toilet and hand basin - shower was across the hall. The bed comfortable and room big enough to accommodate our luggage. Only negative was our upstairs neighbours arrived at 1130pm and spent 2 hours stomping around their room (despite a polite knock on door from us at 1230am to let them know the floors very thin and not sound proofed - the stomping and banging continued for another hour). Otherwise it was surprisingly quiet and comfortable. Front office staff very efficient and polite. Better service than some pricier places we have stayed at.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Maybe try for top floor room to avoid foot stomping noises - no lift so will have to carry...
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jlondon7 wrote a review Oct 2022
London, Ontario135 contributions107 helpful votes
I spent 7 nights here. Private room with ensuite bath. Shower is directly across the hallway. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. Gave me 2 room keycards in case one failed so I wouldn’t have to go back down to the front desk. Wifi, lounge, laundry room, lots of parking, fire pit. Large clean kitchen with cooking stations and tables. 3 large refrigerators and one freezer for your groceries. Holders of HI card get 10% discount. I stayed off season and got a further reduction by staying 7 nights. Extra towels available along with a hair dryer. Bill Peyto Cafe on-site is a great place to mix and mingle.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: Room 305 faces the service road so you don’t hear the trains.
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Sarah L wrote a review Oct 2022
Bedford, United Kingdom77 contributions66 helpful votes
Great location, 5-10 min drive from lake Louise or about an hour 15 walk. We stayed at two other HI hostels previously, which we found to be cleaner (in kitchen area) and better equipped. However, room was clean, well sized, and never needed to wait to use shower or toilets. Lovely stay.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Luv2Travel428 wrote a review Oct 2022
Morristown, New Jersey216 contributions120 helpful votes
Stayed here with a group while on a hiking trip. The hostel wasn't as nice as the one in Banff. Location is convenient, can walk to the store and restaurants. Nice grounds, public seating areas. Showers were not well cleaned (superficially cleaned, but needed to have the hair and soap scum cleaned from the catch basin in the drains). Would also be helpful to provide a trash can in the showers! We had a 4 person bunk room with ensuite sink/toilet. Only storage in the rooms was under the beds, made it a little tight maneuvering. We were in the building with the 24-hour kitchen which was convenient for early morning departures. Not sure why the other building's kitchen isn't open all the time as well. Restaurant was good.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: No hand towels provided
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AlexJ_S3 wrote a review Sept 2022
East Grinstead, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed here overnight and had the worst night’s sleep I’ve ever had. If you like sleeping far too close to others, showering amongst other people’s body hair and paying nearly enough the same price as a hotel then this place is for you.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Natalie815 wrote a review Sept 2022
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom93 contributions45 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night on our recent road trip. Stayed in an ensuite private room which was comfy and had towels and bedding provided. Disappointed the restaurant closed early the day we were there as there was nowhere else you could eat in the Lake Louise area so bear that in mind and maybe check ahead.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen D wrote a review July 2022
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HI Lake Louise is a great hostel with very affordable rates. Stayed in a private room with my brother, and it was spartan but adequate. Appreciated the on site restaurant and had a dinner and breakfast during our stay. Also liked the large hang out space with couches, pool table, etc. The kitchen is spacious with good food storage and cooking space. Bedding and towels are included. Staff was friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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AU$172 - AU$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hi lake louise alpine centre hotel lake louise
LOCATION
CanadaAlbertaCanadian RockiesBanff National ParkLake Louise
NUMBER OF ROOMS
189
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Frequently Asked Questions about HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre
Which popular attractions are close to HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre?
Nearby attractions include Wilsons Mountain Sports (0.3 km), Samson Native Gallery (0.3 km), and Saskatchewan River Crossing (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Post Hotel Dining Room, The Station Restaurant, and Bill Peyto's Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Lake Louise.
Are any cleaning services offered at HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.