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HI Banff Alpine Centre

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Free WiFi, bed sheets
Family dining
Room, 1 Bedroom (Private Cabin with Fireplace and lounge area) | Bathroom | Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of HI Banff Alpine Centre

HI Banff Alpine Centre

2.0 star property
Mountain hostel in Banff with restaurant and bar/lounge
7.6 out of 10 Good
7.6/10 Good

347 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
801 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, AB, T1L1B3
Main amenities
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Ski storage
  • Ski passes
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Computer station
  • Front-desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Concierge services
Feel at home
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Free self parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Tunnel Mountain - 4 min drive
  • Banff National Park Information Centre - 5 min drive
  • Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau - 5 min drive
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity - 5 min drive
  • Fairmont Banff Springs Bowling Centre - 9 min drive
  • Banff Springs Golf Club - 13 min drive
  • Upper Hot Springs - 11 min drive
  • Banff Gondola - 12 min drive
  • Lake Minnewanka - 20 min drive
  • Sunshine Village - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Calgary International Airport (YYC) - 97 min drive
  • Banff Station - 29 min walk


  • Park Distillery - 5 min drive
  • Good Earth Coffeehouse - Banff - 5 min drive
  • Rose & Crown Restaurant & Pub - 5 min drive
  • Grizzly House Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • Boston Pizza - 5 min drive

About this property

HI Banff Alpine Centre

At HI Banff Alpine Centre, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Upper Hot Springs. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and bar.


English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 54 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 2:30 AM
  • 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)


  • Pets not allowed


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


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Ski passes
  • Pool table
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Ski lessons nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

Special features


Cougar Petes Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Alpine Centre Hostel
HI-Banff Alpine Centre
HI-Banff Alpine Centre Hostel
Hi-Banff Alpine Centre Hotel Banff
HI Banff Alpine Centre
HI Banff Alpine Centre Banff
HI Banff Alpine Centre Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
HI Banff Alpine Centre Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Banff

Frequently asked questions

Does HI Banff Alpine Centre offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, HI Banff Alpine Centre 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at HI Banff Alpine Centre?
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 HI Banff Alpine Centre?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at HI Banff Alpine Centre?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at HI Banff Alpine Centre?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 2:30 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at HI Banff Alpine Centre and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities like ice skating, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding, and in warmer months enjoy a round of golf at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours.
Are there restaurants at or near HI Banff Alpine Centre?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, The Storm Cellar Pub.
What's the area around HI Banff Alpine Centre like?
HI Banff Alpine Centre is a short 9-minute walk from Bow River and 4 minutes' walk from Surprise Corner.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Awesome Place
Thank you HI Banff! Friendly staff, very accommodating when our car broke down, great food and good, clean rooms.
Erin, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

A Goldilocks - Just Right Stay!
You couldn’t find a friendlier front desk staff. They took a real interest in not only checking me in but being Uber friendly. Overall the amenities met all my needs. I also like the vibe of hostels and when combine that with private room, it’s the best of both worlds IMO - just right!
Columbia Ice fields heading to Banff
Victor, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had a lovely one night stay at HI Banff. We booked a private room with double bed, price was decent considering it's Banff. There was a shared bathroom and shower on our floor, which were pretty clean. Lots of cozy common areas to relax, read, or get some work done. Staff were helpful and accommodating. There's free parking and we were provided with free public transit ticket which was nice. There was a bus stop just few steps away from the hostel and short ride to downtown.
Shahrzad, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

samuel, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Ashen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ashley, 2-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

The staff was very cooperative n understanding. We truly appreciate their understanding n kindness.
shamaila, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Melinda, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I really enjoyed my stay here. It was super cute and the staff was very friendly. I wish I would have stayed more than one night. The wifi worked very well, the shower water was hot! The parking lot is very small, but luckily was able to park in the grass.
Ariel, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Affordable stay in a beautiful location
It was what I would expect from a hostel. The staff was friendly and helpful. The on-site restaurant was good but could use a few more vegan options. Great place to meet people from all over the world. Since this is a hostel used by hikers they should have a water bottle refilling station. A gender-neutral shower room would also be appreciated.
Venessa, 2-night trip
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