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The 10 Best Hostels in Banff, Canada

Some of the best backpacker spots in Banff

Banff International Hostel


Located in Banff centre, this hostel provides free WiFi in all rooms. Mount Norquay Ski Resort is 15 minutes’ drive away.

All shared dormitory rooms at Banff International Hostel feature shared bathroom facilities and lockers. Select rooms feature a private bathroom. Linen is provided for guests to make their own beds. Mangment,hospitality as neat and clean atmosphere. A great gathering to met with new peoples...

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Very Good
1,480 reviews

Samesun Banff


Located on Banff National Park, this hostel is just 5 minutes’ walk from Banff’s shops and bars. A fully licensed bar and restaurant as well as a fully equipped common guest kitchen are available on site. Free Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast are included. Self-made pancakes for breakfast. Great staff. Great kitchen and common room. 6-bed dorms have plenty of space.

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1,185 reviews

HI-Banff Alpine Centre


Boasting Rocky Mountain views, HI-Banff Alpine Centre offers a café and a bar. Free WiFi and self catering kitchens are available for guests to use. Banff town centre is 4 minutes' drive away.

HI Banff provides each guest a free bus pass for the local transport system. Discounted ski packages, bike rental vouchers, and Summer rafting tickets are available. Very quiet friendly staff good value for Banff

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692 reviews

YWCA Banff Hotel


Located in the heart of Banff National Park and less than 10 minutes’ walk from Banff town centre, this non-profit hostel provides free WiFi. Many hiking and cycling trails are located nearby.

A seating area is provided in each guest room at YWCA Banff Hotel. Natural daylight and wooden furnishings are featured in each simply furnished room. Select rooms offer an en suite bathroom. Great location. Very centrally locates if you want to go to the hot springs. Comfy bed. Best price in town. Free coffee. Extra pillows. And they let me borrow a personal fan. Super cozy. Our room even had a view of the mountains!

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660 reviews

Hostels – what are they?

Hostels offer so much more than a cheap place to stay – they're also a fun way to travel and meet like-minded people. Common areas like shared kitchens and game rooms give you the chance to swap tips, tricks, and travel stories with backpackers from all over the world.

Hostels have come a long way since the first youth hostel opened back in 1912. Nowadays there's something for everyone, from budget "crash pads" to 5-star "poshtels." Whether you'd prefer a bed in a shared dorm or your own private room, you'll see that most hostels are cheaper than local hotels – and a lot more fun, too!

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