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Free WiFi, linens
Free WiFi, linens

Guest reviews

3.6 out of 5 Good
150 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment


Explore the area

Popular LocationBanff National Park Information Centre7 min walk
Popular LocationBanff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau7 min walk
Popular LocationCanada House Gallery13 min walk
AirportBanff, AB (YBA)8 min drive

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  • Basic Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Quadruple Room, Ensuite

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    • Sleeps 4
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  • Bed in a 4 bed co-ed dorm room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Standard Room, Ensuite

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    • Sleeps 6
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  • 1 bed in a 6-9 co-ed dorm room

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Bed in a female 4-6 dorm room

    4/5 guest room rating

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

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    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Basic Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Basic Family Room + Private Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsBasic Family Room + Private Bathroom

About this area


Located in Banff, Banff International Hostel is in the city centre and near a train station. Upper Hot Springs and Banff Springs Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Banff Gondola and Tunnel Mountain. Banff Park Museum and Cross Zee Ranch are also worth visiting. Take in the nearby slopes with cross-country skiing and snowboarding, or try out other outdoor activities such as snowshoeing and snow tubing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Banff National Park Information Centre - 7 min walk
  • Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau - 7 min walk
  • Canada House Gallery - 13 min walk
  • Banff Park Museum - 15 min walk
  • Tunnel Mountain - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Banff Station - 12 min walk
  • AirportCalgary, AB (YYC-Calgary Intl.) - 93 min drive

About this property

Banff International Hostel

Hostel with free parking, walk to Banff National Park Information Centre
This hostel features a microwave in a common area, a fridge in a common area and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, a computer station and free newspapers are on-site. All 23 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, fridges and showers.
Banff International Hostel offers 23 forms of accommodation. This Banff hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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 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 sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking spaces
  • Ski shuttle nearby

Things to do

  • Basketball

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge


  • ATM/banking services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Linens


  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access



Check-in between 4:00 PM and 11:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and window guards

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Banff International Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Banff International Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Banff International Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Banff International Hostel?
As of Sep 20, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Banff International Hostel on Sep 22, 2020 start from CA $40, 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.
Is Banff International Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Banff International Hostel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Banff International Hostel?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Banff International Hostel?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is Banff International Hostel located?
Located in the heart of Banff, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Banff National Park Information Centre and Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau. Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Banff Gondola are also within 3 miles (5 km). Banff Station is 12 minutes by foot.
150 reviews
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4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice stay! Don't be shy to ask to the people working there what you should do around, we did with Bobby and she made us do things we were not supposed to do and we had the best time! Thanks a lot!
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities
Rooms are ok, We had to ask for towels, blower in our room is not working, the kitchen is far from where we stayed. But the location is 5-10 minute walk to downtown which is good, nice view, free wifi. The staff are friendly.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very special staff, they are lovely! Would recommend the place if you are looking for a place to stay in Banff!
Stayed 6 nights in Jun 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

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