WHY STAY WITH US?
- FREE CITY TRANSPORTATION. Save $5 or more per day! Our guests use the Banff town buses free during their stay to get to all the local sights, like the Bow Falls, Sulphur Gondola and Banff Springs.
- FREE WIFI. We spend a bundle on our wifi so you get a good signal, not just in the lobby, but in all areas of our hostel.
- GREAT DEALS! Save up to 20% on your room rate and activities when you buy our JOB SEEKER PACKAGE or any SUMMER ADVENTURE PACKAGE!
- KICK-ASS PUB!. Our pub, the Storm Cellar Pub & Gamehouse, is the perfect place for meeting other travellers over a $2.75 highball, our free pool table, free foosball and darts. Save more $ while enjoying live music twice weekly and a planned event going on every single night, guaranteed!
- GREAT RESTAURANT. Eat, drink and be full for around $10 at Cougar Pete's Kitchen and Lookout - and enjoy the great view from the deck!
- MORE GREAT ACTIVITIES - We have around-town and hiking events planned all week long - see the area, wildlife and nightlife with a local guide! Also free!
- GREAT DIGS - We have to list this, there's a lot to mention:
- A variety of room types for every budget, all of which is impeccably clean and well-maintained. You can check out each room type's photo on our booking page!
- Every bed has a locker big enough to fit a large human being (don't do it, though), AND they have outlets for recharging your electronics while they're locked away!
- TWO (count 'em!) commercial-grade kitchens to cook your stuff and a walk-in cooler for your food. Cooking is actually fun here!
- GREAT TEAM - Our staff, from the Activities Coordinator to the Housekeepers, are almost exclusively backpackers. We all arrived in Banff, fell in love with the place and stayed - and we get our jollies from introducing new arrivals to all the things we love about it.
WHY CHOOSE US?
The real question is - why WOULDN'T you?
Come see why more backpackers stay with us while in Banff than at any other hostel. SnowSkool, a gap-year program out of the UK, has been accommodating their guests on its 13-week snowboard & ski instructor courses with HI Banff every year since 2005! Still want to see more? See below for the 30-second view or the 10-minute blogger's video tour, take your pick! Finally, you can check out our write-ups in the Calgary Herald and Vancouver Sun.
Still need some convincing check out or Hostel video or Dan HB has a great video about us too!
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Most of our staff were just like you when they showed up too! We've made this section for folks like you: