HI Banff Alpine Centre
HI Banff Alpine Centre
Get a taste of lodge life with all the amenities, and keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife that regularly wanders through town. Grab a bite at Cougar Pete's restaurant and cap off your night at the Storm Cellar bar. All guests get a free local bus pass so you can check out the town and nearby attractions.
- Karaoke & jam nights at the Storm Cellar
- Good eatin' at Cougar Pete's
- Free Banff transit pass with your stay
Bar on site
- Winter access
- Free parking
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Games room
- Laundry room
- Luggage storage
- Meeting room
- Pool table
- Ski storage
- TV room
- Tourist Info
- Wheelchair accessible
- Urban walks
- Computer kiosk
A glimpse of the hostel
Rooms & Beds
HI Banff Alpine Centre is the largest hostel in Alberta. Perched above the Bow River and only minutes from the action on Banff Avenue, the hostel is a perfect combination of elbow room and convenience. We can accommodate groups of all sizes and ages. You can hike and bike out the front door and then enjoy the onsite restaurant and pub.
Lodging, amenities and services are well taken care of for the guests. You feel welcome by the friendly staff and safe and comfortable in your room and common areas. You may even get some decent food at Cougar Pete if you're not cooking or going out.
Best staff out of any hostel I've ever stayed at. $4 lasagnes are a treat
If you’re an outdoors kind of person then the HI Alpine Centre in Banff is the perfect place to stay to get involved in loads of summer activities including canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking and white water rafting! It’s a very sociable hostel...
As I walked to Cougar Petes (the Hostel Restaurante), I couldn’t help but think about how incredible this hostel is. Amazing views, awesome private rooms with all the amenities you’d expect to find in a hotel….”
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Get Caught up in the Eye of the Storm
Hang out with us at the Storm Cellar - where backpackers and locals from around the world come together for nights of live music, cheap drinks and free pool. Enjoy our daily, weekly and legendary activities such as Karaoke, Jam and Trivia nights as well as live music from local and international musicians.
Cougar Pete's Restaurant and Lookout
Fill up with some grub at HI Banff Alpine Centre’s very own Cougar Pete’s Restaurant and Lookout, open daily for breakfast and dinner. Grab something to go or dine-in with an unbeatable Rockies view.
Wilderness Season's Pass
The Early Bird 2018-2019 Wilderness Season Pass is on sale October 1, 2018. Click for more information and to purchase.
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