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Hi Castle Mountain Hostel - Castle Junction - Lounge
Hi Castle Mountain Hostel
8.7 Very good
C$ 39+
C$ 39+
Hi Banff Alpine Centre - Banff - Building
Hi Banff Alpine Centre
8 Very good
C$ 133+
C$ 133+
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Banff hostels near the city centre

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Samesun Banff - Banff - Bedroom
Samesun Banff
7.8 Good
C$ 65+
C$ 65+
Banff International Hostel - Banff - Patio
C$ 208+

How much is a Banff hostel?

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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 55

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 82
Cheapest month to stay with an average 49% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 114% rise in price.
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When to book a hostel in Banff

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Top tips for finding Banff hostel deals

  • Looking for a hostel in Banff that is close to the nightlife? Ideal for backpackers and those young at heart, Samesun Banff is a centrally located hostel that is a short walk from the downtown’s bars and restaurants, 0.4 mi away. The mixed dormitory rooms can host large groups, plus a bar and lounge with live music and trivia nights provide entertainment for travelers who want to have fun, as well as a common room where guests can socialize.
  • For travelers looking for cheap ski accommodations, stay at Banff International Hostel in the Banff National Park. Located 0.4 mi from the center of Banff, the hostel is conveniently based near the Mount Norquay Ski Resort, only a 5 mi drive away. For winter travelers, the hostel provides ski and snowboard storage, as well ski passes for nearby resorts (passes not free).
  • There are many advantages of staying in a hostel in Banff, particularly the social aspect. Solo travelers will find that the hostels here provide a great community environment, thanks to the shared dorm rooms and communal areas. There is ample opportunity to get to know other travelers at YWCA Banff Hotel, thanks to its large mixed dormitories, along with its game room and lounge. There is also quick access to local shuttles, so even if you are traveling alone, you will be able to get around with ease from this hostel.
  • For those on a budget and looking for a hostel in Banff, the HI Banff hostel offers affordable shared dormitory rooms and supplies all guests with a free bus pass for the local transportation system. Just over a mile from the Banff town center, this hostel also provides discounts on ski packages, as well as bicycle rental vouchers, so you can explore the area without breaking the bank. Additional complimentary entertainment includes billiards, darts, and foosball in the on-site bar, Storm Cellar.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Banff, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Banff in January and March.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Banff if you stay on a Monday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Thursday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 77 days before your stay to get the best price for a Banff hostel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in Calgary found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 119, while the most expensive was C$ 443.

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