Banff International Hostel

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


On-site parking

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning

Self-service laundry


Leisure/ TV room

Ski facilities

Ski pass vendor

Ski storage

Sports activities






Horseback riding

Golf course




Situated near ski resorts, the 4-star Banff International Hostel offers a ski storage room and a ski pass.

Banff International Hostel is also located near Stoney Squaw Summit, Victoria Glacier and Cascade Gardens. Within a 5-minute walk guests can dine in Chilis Grill and Bar and Evergreen Casual Fine Dining.


The hostel offers 24 rooms featuring free wireless internet, heating, a separate toilet, an iron with ironing board and a dining area. Guestrooms feature access to private bathrooms.


Guests of Banff International Hostel can take advantage of 24-hour reception, housekeeping and laundry.


This resort property offers canoeing, bowling and hiking for active spending time.


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 property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • 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
  • Cycling
  • Bowling
  • Golf course
  • Darts
  • Fishing


  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Board games
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture


  • 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 Center
  • Banff
    800 m
  • Chilis Grill and Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
    40 m
  • Evergreen Casual Fine Dining
    30 m
Ski areas
  • Canadian Mountain Holidays
    850 m
  • Mt. Norquay
    2.3 km
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Private Quadruple Room
  • Room size:

    14 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Banff International Hostel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Popular areas

  • City Center700 m
  • Cave and Basin National Historic Site2.1 km

Places of interest

Convention centers

  • The Banff Centre1.5 km

Sport related

  • Fairmont Banff Springs Bowling Centre2.0 km


  • Banff Springs Bowling Ctr2.0 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Banff Avenue2.0 km


  • Whyte Museum-Canadian Rockies1.0 km
  • Banff Park Museum1.0 km
  • Canada Cave and Basin Historical2.1 km

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Banff Springs2.0 km

Ski Areas

Local attractions

  • Cave and Basin National Historic Site1.5 km
    Cave Ave., Banff
  • Sulphur Mountain3.8 km
    Banff National Park, AlbertaCanada
  • Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park16.2 km
    1988 Olympic Way, Canmore
  • Bow Falls1.7 km
    Banff, Banff National Park, AlbertaCanada
  • Lake Minnewanka8.7 km
    24km (15 miles) north of Banff, Banff

Near the hostel

  • Cascade Gardens70 m
    101 Mountain Avenue, Banff
  • Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies1.0 km
    111 Bear St, Banff
  • Surprise Corner1.1 km
    Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff
  • Minnewanka Loop / Lake Johnson1.1 km
    Banff National Park, AlbertaCanada
  • Medicine Lake910 m
    Jasper National Park
  • Cascade Ponds990 m
  • Banff Park Museum1.1 km
    93 Banff Avenue, Banff

Restaurants nearby

  • Chilis Grill and Bar40 m

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

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

  • Keg Steakhouse & Bar - Banff Caribou Lodge250 m

    Address: 521 Banff Ave.
    Phone: 403.762.4442

    77% likes this, based on 454 reviews
    Cuisine: Canadian
    Price Range: CAD 28 - CAD 34

  • Ticino Swiss-Italian Restaurant240 m

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

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

  • Evergreen Casual Fine Dining30 m

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

    81% likes this, based on 110 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 11 - CAD 52

  • El Toro Restaurant210 m

    Address: 429 Banff Ave.
    Phone: 403.762.2520

    69% likes this, based on 198 reviews
    Cuisine: Spanish, Mexican
    Price Range: CAD 16 - CAD 44

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

Banff International Hostel Reviews

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

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 17 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
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

449 Banff Avenue, Banff, Canada, T1L 1A6

Get directions
City Center
  • Banff
    800 m
  • Chilis Grill and Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
    40 m
  • Evergreen Casual Fine Dining
    30 m
Ski areas
  • Canadian Mountain Holidays
    850 m
  • Mt. Norquay
    2.3 km
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: