Located in Banff center, 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. A fully equipped kitchen is featured for guests of Banff International Hostel. A computer with internet access is provided for added convenience. A 24-hour reception is offered. High speed WiFi allows guests to stream movies and video conference. Lake Minnewanka is located 5.6 mi from this hostel. Silvertip Golf Course is 25 minutes’ drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

Banff International Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jul 26, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Breakfast Info


Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Banff
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  • Jinjiang
    The hostel offers free parking, free WiFi, free breakfast, a fully equipped kitchen, a 24-hour front desk, and a variety of room types with en-suite washrooms and lockers. Some of the positive aspects of the hostel are its convenient location,...
  • Daniele
    The location is very convenient with parking which for Banff is a very important thing,the rooms are very clean and the staff is pretty helpful.
  • Jordan
    Friendly helpful staff, comfortable clean stay, a friend and I were in a room of 12 and felt safe. Close 5-15 minute walk to all the Banff restaurants and shops.
  • Mandanas
    Very nice and accommodating Staff at the front desk. Thank you.
  • Chuan
    cute loft. had breakfast and lockers. comfortable bed.
  • Benedict
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    All staff were lovely the bed was comfy, extra heaters if you get cold, showers were decent and the kitchen was well equipped.
  • Craig
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Breakfast was good, rooms were comfortable, staff were nice, service and wifi was good. zero complaints, really enjoyed my stay
  • Urooj
    My room had ensuite bathroom with hair dryer along with other amenities, and that's the best thing for me! For this price, you hardly find such facilities in the hostels.
  • Crystal
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Excellent location! Short walk to downtown. Large rooms with comfy beds. Nice quiet work space in basement. Great for working remotely.
  • Wai
    Hong KongHong Kong
    It was my third time staying in this hostel, everything is just right. Located in the centre of Banff, shops, restaurants and bus stops are in short walkable distance, great place to stay with a group of friends, good vibe, staff are friendly and...

Property questions and answers
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  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Sheets and bed covers are included and you can rent a towel at the front desk for a 5$ deposit.
    Answered on 8 September 2019
  • Is it quiet at night?

    We have 'quiet time' after 10 pm so it should be very peaceful and quiet at night. However if you have any issues we have a member of staff on the pr..
    Answered on 7 September 2019
  • Hello Do you have somewhere to securely store ski/snowboard equipment during the stay? Thank you

    Yes, we have a ski/snowboard storage
    Answered on 9 November 2022
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    You are welcome to store your luggage with us, if you should arrive before the check-in time or if you want to leave it with us for a few hours after ..
    Answered on 8 September 2019
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    No you are not allowed to use your own sleeping bag. In fact it will result in a penalty if you do so. Our beds are already provided with bed sheets a..
    Answered on 8 September 2019
  • When is the next 3 days available?

    Hello, If we have no availability it does mean that we have sold out. Kind Regards
    Answered on 28 July 2022
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Amenities of Banff International Hostel

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Ski storage
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Bowling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Darts
  • Game room
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Chinese

House rules

Banff International Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Discover American Express Banff International Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note, the property may pre-authorize 2 nights on the credit card prior to arrival. Pre-authorization is a temporary hold and not an actual charge to validate and guarantee the booking.

Please note, the property only accepts guests 18 years old and older.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Banff International Hostel

  • Banff International Hostel is 2,300 feet from the center of Banff. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Banff International Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Banff International Hostel is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Banff International Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Bowling
    • Game room
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Darts
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Horseback riding

  • Guests staying at Banff International Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental