Banff International Hostel

449 Banff Avenue, Banff, Canada, T1L 1A6  show map
 4 stars
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Banff International Hostel


On-site car park

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning

Leisure/ TV room

Ski facilities

Ski pass vendor

Ski storage

Sports activities





Horseback riding

Golf course




Banff International Hostel is a 4-star property featuring free self parking, a golf course and currency exchange.

The hostel is set 1 km from the center of Banff where Lake Minnewanka is situated. Guests can try Mexican and Canadian meals in the steakhouse Chilis Grill and Bar located close to the hostel.


This resort hostel features complimentary Wi-Fi, heating, a dining area, an iron with ironing board and a separate toilet in guestrooms. Rooms include access to private bathrooms.


Guests will have the use of 24-hour front desk, laundry and housekeeping.


Canoeing, hiking and bowling are presented onsite.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   24.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Ski storage
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Vending machines

Sports & Fitness

  • Canoeing
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Bowling
  • Golf course
  • Darts
  • Fishing


  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Board games
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Terrace


  • Shared kitchen



Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

449 Banff Avenue, Banff, Canada, T1L 1A6

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City Centre
  • Banff
    2700 ft
  • Chilis Grill and Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
    200 ft
  • Evergreen Casual Fine Dining
    100 ft
Ski areas
  • Canadian Mountain Holidays
    2800 ft
  • Mt. Norquay
    1.4 mi
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Banff International Hostel photos Room
Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
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  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Dining area
Room Description:

This bunk bed is in a female dormitory room. Guests of this room have use of an adjoining shared bathroom. Free Wi-Fi and linen are included.

Banff International Hostel photos Room
Private Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
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  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Dining area

Banff International Hostel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Holiday on Horseback3000 ft
  • Banff Upper Hot Springs1.0 mi
  • City Center1.1 mi
  • Banff Sulphur Mountain Gondola2.3 mi
  • Banff Gondola2.4 mi

Popular areas

  • City Center2300 ft
  • Cave and Basin National Historic Site1.3 mi

Places of interest

Convention centers

  • The Banff Centre5000 ft

Sport related

  • Fairmont Banff Springs Bowling Centre1.2 mi


  • Banff Springs Bowling Ctr1.2 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Banff Avenue1.2 mi


  • Banff Park Museum3300 ft
  • Whyte Museum-Canadian Rockies3300 ft
  • Canada Cave and Basin Historical1.3 mi

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Banff Springs1.2 mi

Ski Areas

Local attractions

  • Surprise Corner1.1 mi
    Tunnel Mountain Road
  • Vermilion Lakes1.3 mi
    Vermilion Lakes Road
  • Cave and Basin National Historic Site1.5 mi
    311 Cave Ave west of downtown Banff
  • Bow Falls1.2 mi
    Banff, Banff National Park, AlbertaCanada
  • Mt. Norquay1.4 mi
    Mount Norquay Access Road

Near the hostel

  • Banff Visitor Information Centre2200 ft
    224 Banff Ave
  • Canadian Mountain Holidays2800 ft
    217 Bear St, Banff
  • Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies3300 ft
    111 Bear St
  • Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum4400 ft
    1 Birch Ave
  • Banff Avenue2700 ft
    Banff Avenue
  • Canada House Art Gallery2900 ft
    201 Bear Street
  • Banff Park Museum3700 ft
    93 Banff Avenue

Restaurants nearby

  • Chilis Grill and Bar200 ft

    Address: 461 Banff Ave
    Phone: 403-760-8502

    67% likes this, based on 275 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican

  • Keg Steakhouse & Bar - Banff Caribou Lodge900 ft

    Address: 521 Banff Ave.
    Phone: 403.762.4442

    77% likes this, based on 454 reviews
    Cuisine: Canadian
    Price Range: USD 22 - USD 27

  • Ticino Swiss-Italian Restaurant800 ft

    Address: 415 Banff Ave
    Phone: (403) 762-3848

    63% likes this, based on 126 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian, Swiss

  • Evergreen Casual Fine Dining100 ft

    Address: 459 Banff Avenue
    Phone: 403-760-6974

    81% likes this, based on 110 reviews
    Price Range: USD 9 - USD 41

  • El Toro Restaurant700 ft

    Address: 429 Banff Ave.
    Phone: 403.762.2520

    69% likes this, based on 198 reviews
    Cuisine: Spanish, Mexican
    Price Range: USD 13 - USD 35

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
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Banff International Hostel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Banff International Hostel

Average guest rating

6.6out of 10
Based on 27 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple

    Spacious and warm room.

    The kitchen and communal area was looking a bit tired.

  • Couple

    The staff were very friendly and efficient, the rooms were heated well and clean.

  • Group of friends

    the hostel staff an customers really do make this place feel like one big family. keep up the great work. an a big thanks to the staff.

    I found the mattress on my bed to be a little over its used by date. you could feel the springs poking you. but no real biggy.

  • Group of friends

    Price and location

    It is usual hostel, not too clean, lack of privacy, thats OK, But some people seem to be workers living there for the season. They sit out in the courtyard, very loud and disrespectful, keeping everybody else awake.

  • Single

    Free internet (limit 30 mins)

    Had no kitchen or laundry facilities. Shared bathroom/toilet with six others no additional bathroom/toilets provided. Rooms faced courtyard which people hung out. Very noisy.Just didn't seem very well organized.

  • Single

    super friendly staff great atmosphere free internet

  • Single

    Young guys,no money but with hope.Come from different country with different culture.

    Too many people a room,some guys return room after 2am.

  • Couple

    I was able to move to other room, because I do not like the previous one, and it was really great, thanks!

    There might be more healthier option for breakfast, just plain porridge would be great.

  • Single

    The hostel had very friendly staff that was there to offer help whenever. They were very patient and did not mind being asked a lot of questions. It was my first time in Banff so I literally asked every question i could about the town and they were willing and also able to answer all of my questions. I felt very at home and warm staying at this hostel. Another good thing about staying at the hostel is that you get to dorm with other people so it was nice to meet others from all around the world. This is not the place to be if you want to live in luxury but it is the place to be for those travelling alone wanting to meet new people and have a lot of gun.

  • Single

    Clean, cheap, and friendly atmosphere.

    I just didn't enjoy the 'included' breakfast. I just had plain oatmeal that I nuked in the shared guest kitchen. No fruit available. I guess I could have whipped up instant pancakes, or toast or cereal. Slim pickings. Next time I'll just bring my own breakfast to prepare. Would have been better to know how breakfast was done before hand.

  • Couple

    There was a breakfast

    The breakfast was very mediocre the hotel room was mediocre with a very uncomfortable bed the towels were crappy and small the hotel was ok, but I have stayed in much nicer places for the same price. It was not worth $80

  • Couple


    When i tried to sleep, i saw the bed bugs in my bed.

  • Single

    Rooms were comfortable and relatively tidy for a hostel. Breakfast was ok and facilities were good.

    Maybe some butter too for the breakfast and a waffle pan for the pancakes? Also my booking got mixed and I ended up in a mixed not a female dorm.

  • Group of friends

    The hostel was very close to downtown and easy to find. There was enough parking which was nice, and breakfast was much appreciated. Also, the ensuite washrooms were large and very clean.

    The beds were not very comfortable at all. The mattresses were far too thin and the metal springs could felt all night long.

How to reach hostel

hostel Banff International Hostel Banff location
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Hostel Address:

449 Banff Avenue, Banff, Canada, T1L 1A6

Get directions
City Centre
  • Banff
    2700 ft
  • Chilis Grill and Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
    200 ft
  • Evergreen Casual Fine Dining
    100 ft
Ski areas
  • Canadian Mountain Holidays
    2800 ft
  • Mt. Norquay
    1.4 mi
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: