Banff International Hostel

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Basic Room, 1 Queen Bed | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Basic Family Room + Private Bathroom | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Basic Family Room + Private Bathroom | Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Banff International Hostel

Banff International Hostel

1.5 star property
In the heart of Banff

7.4/10 Good

188 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Shared kitchen
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
The price is CA $165
Price available on 10/10/2022
449 Banff Ave, Banff, AB, T1L 1A6
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Computer station
  • ATM/banking services
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Refrigerator
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Free self parking

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau - 1 min drive
  • Upper Hot Springs - 7 min drive
  • Banff Gondola - 7 min drive
  • Banff National Park - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Calgary International Airport (YYC) - 93 min drive
  • Banff Station - 12 min walk

About this property

Banff International Hostel

Hostel in a shopping district
At Banff International Hostel, you can look forward to free continental breakfast, a terrace, and laundry facilities. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Free self parking
  • Barbecue grills, a 24-hour front desk, and ATM/banking services
  • Luggage storage, a TV in the lobby, and free newspapers
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Banff International Hostel offer amenities such as free WiFi. Guests reviews give good marks for the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Communal kitchens with refrigerators


Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 23 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Barbecue grills
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Fishing nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

Banff International
Banff International Hostel
Banff Hostel Banff
Banff International Hostel Banff
Banff International Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Banff International Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Banff

Frequently asked questions

Does Banff International Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Banff International Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Banff International Hostel?
As of 1 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Banff International Hostel on 10 Oct 2022 start from CA $165, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Banff International Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Banff International Hostel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Banff International Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Banff International Hostel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Banff International Hostel and nearby?
During the winter, enjoy nearby recreation like ice skating and cross-country skiing, and return when the snow melts for boat tours and fishing.
Are there restaurants at or near Banff International Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Whitebark Cafe (5-min walk), Earl's (9-min walk), and St James's Gate Irish Pub (10-min walk).
What's the area around Banff International Hostel like?
Banff International Hostel is in the heart of Banff, a short 13-minute walk from Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and 9 minutes' walk from Canadian Ski Museum West. Travelers say this hostel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Jason, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Compared to the pricing the rooms are too small and not commensurate to standard available
Sobhan, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Kevin, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very clean and comfortable. Staff was helpful, offers free breakfast and kitchen use. Conveniently located within walking distance to downtown eateries and hike Tunnel Mtn. Highly recommend!
Sylvia, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Receptionist is approachable & accommodating, she granted my request to be at lower bunk. She is nice to direct me where I can catch a Shuttle going to Lake Louise. 👍👍The property is clean and your primary needs are provided. Would surely recommend. 👍👍❤️❤️ I Will be back in the near future.
Mariam, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It’s always so nice, easy to meet people that are out enjoying the adventures to be hand and share ideas
Jordan, 6-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Parvinder, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

A great, inexpensive stay overall
Really nice, newly renovated hostel. The kitchen is a bit small but was never an issue.
Kodi, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Really appreciate their support!
Rubyyat Ryyan, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great location, price and environment. Similar to European Hostels I’ve stayed in and everyone was super friendly.
jeff, 1-night romance trip
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