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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

194 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Shared kitchen
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
449 Banff Ave, Banff, AB, T1L 1A6

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Upper Hot Springs - 7 min drive
  • Banff Gondola - 7 min drive
  • Sunshine Village - 21 min drive
  • Banff National Park - 18 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Carlito's Pizzaria - 2 min walk
  • Whitebark Cafe - 5 min walk
  • Earl's - 9 min walk
  • St James's Gate Irish Pub - 10 min walk
  • JK Bakery Cafe - 10 min walk

About this property

Banff International Hostel

Located near a train station, Banff International Hostel is a great choice for a stay in Banff. Guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking and cross-country skiing, and free perks include WiFi, self-parking and continental breakfast daily. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and location.


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 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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 23 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 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 cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


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


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning
  • BBQs
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

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

  • Fridge
  • 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 sanitiser.

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
<p>This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.</p><p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and window guards on site.</p> <p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p> <p>This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival. </p>

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

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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
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 sanitiser, 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, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Banff International Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces 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 such as 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 16 minutes' walk from Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Travellers say that this hostel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Rong, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Limited parking, the unit has no aircon, limited supply of toileries such as toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner and soap. So disappointed with the breakfast serve.
Yehsa, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I love staying at this property because it is close to everything. Friendly and helpful staff. Well recommended. I would always stay here whenever I come to visit Banff . Cheers!
Mariam, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

francisco, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kudzai, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice location, quite, clean and friendly service
Qunyan, 2-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Jason, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Noisy,you can here the sounds coming from the other room upstairs and the steps and closing of doors
Eduardo, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Compared to the pricing the rooms are too small and not commensurate to standard available
Sobhan, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kevin, 1-night trip
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