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HI Banff Alpine Centre

No fees. No deposit.

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HI Banff Alpine Centre

HI Banff Alpine Centre

PO Box 1358, 801 Hidden Ridge Way
Banff, Alberta
T1L 1B3

Get a taste of lodge life with all the amenities, and keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife that regularly wanders through town. Grab a bite at Cougar Pete's restaurant and cap off your night at the Storm Cellar bar. All guests get a free local bus pass so you can check out the town and nearby attractions.

Interested in our Work for Stay program or Job Seekers Package?

Highlights
  • Karaoke & jam nights at the Storm Cellar
  • Good eatin' at Cougar Pete's
  • Free Banff transit pass with your stay
Useful Info

Open: Year round
Check-in: 15:00
Check-out: 11:00

Amenities

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Bar on site
    Bar on site
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Cabin
    Cabin
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
All Amenities & Facilities

A glimpse of the hostel

HI Banff Alpine Centre
HI Banff Alpine Centre
Lobby
Shared Room Ensuite
Shared Room Ensuite
Shared Room
Shared Room
Private Double Room
Private Queen Room
Private Cabin
Private Cabin Suite
Lobby
Lounge
Main building kitchen
Dining Room
Mary Belle Kitchen
Mary Belle Kitchen
Cougar Petes
Storm Cellar Pub
Storm Cellar Pub
Meeting Room
Beautiful Banff
Mountain biking
View of the Bow Valley

Beds & Rooms

Private Rooms

Private Cabin Suite

Lap up a little luxury in our private cabins in the mountains. These cabins come with two double beds, a fireplace, TV and large ensuite bathroom. Sleeps 4.

  • Towels
    Towels
  • Linens
    Linens
  • Ensuite bath
    Ensuite bath
  • TV
    TV
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Private Queen Room Ensuite

Step it up one more notch in a private room with a queen bed and an ensuite washroom plus a TV, phone and desk.  Sleeps 2.

  • Towels
    Towels
  • Linens
    Linens
  • Ensuite bath
    Ensuite bath
  • TV
    TV
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Private Double Room

For those times when you need a bit more privacy, our simplest private rooms have a double bed and a shared washroom down the hall. Sleeps 2.

  • Towels
    Towels
  • Linens
    Linens
  • Reading light
    Reading light
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Shared Rooms

4-6 Bed Room Ensuite WC

For wired travellers. Each bunk bed comes with a power outlet, reading light, shelf and lockers with a powerpoint to charge devices safely. Ensuite WC too.

  • Individual Locker
    Individual Locker
  • Towels
    Towels
  • Linens
    Linens
  • Toilet
    Toilet
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4-6 Bed Room

Shared rooms that offer more than just a bed. Comes with personal power outlet, reading light, shelf and lockers with a powerpoint to charge devices safely.

  • Individual Locker
    Individual Locker
  • Towels
    Towels
  • Linens
    Linens
  • Reading light
    Reading light
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Group Bookings

HI Banff Alpine Centre is the largest hostel in Alberta. Perched above the Bow River and only minutes from the action on Banff Avenue, the hostel is a perfect combination of elbow room and convenience. We can accommodate groups of all sizes and ages. You can hike and bike out the front door and then enjoy the onsite restaurant and pub.

Groups Information

Lodging, amenities and services are well taken care of for the guests. You feel welcome by the friendly staff and safe and comfortable in your room and common areas. You may even get some decent food at Cougar Pete if you're not cooking or going out.

Anders V

Best staff out of any hostel I've ever stayed at. $4 lasagnes are a treat

Lara Gabriella

If you’re an outdoors kind of person then the HI Alpine Centre in Banff is the perfect place to stay to get involved in loads of summer activities including canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking and white water rafting! It’s a very sociable hostel...

As I walked to Cougar Petes (the Hostel Restaurante), I couldn’t help but think about how incredible this hostel is. Amazing views, awesome private rooms with all the amenities you’d expect to find in a hotel….”

HI Banff Alpine Centre Work for Stay

Looking for a cheap way to travel? 
Check out our Work For Stay Program!

Get Caught up in the Eye of the Storm

Hang out with us at the Storm Cellar - where backpackers and locals from around the world come together for nights of live music, cheap drinks and free pool. Enjoy our daily, weekly and legendary activities such as Karaoke, Jam and Trivia nights as well as live music from local and international musicians.

Cougar Pete's Restaurant and Lookout

Fill up with some grub at HI Banff Alpine Centre’s very own Cougar Pete’s Restaurant and Lookout, open daily for breakfast and dinner. Grab something to go or dine-in with an unbeatable Rockies view.

Wilderness Season's Pass

The Early Bird 2017-2018 Wilderness Season Pass is on sale October 1, 2017. Click for more information and to purchase.

Packages

Discounted ski tickets

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Score a deal on local lift tickets

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Banff Job Seeker Package

HI Banff Alpine Centre

Secure a place to start your job hunt in Banff

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Stay for $1.50 for Canada's 150th

HI Banff Alpine Centre

Get your 3rd night for $1.50 at participating hostels in Western Canada

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HI Banff Alpine Centre

No fees. No deposit.