Hostels in Banff National Park, Canada

7 hostels available. Prices start from $13.00 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Banff National Park

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HI Rampart Creek Hostel

Icefields Parkway
Adventure Hostels
"…-No bathrooms. -Very ''hippy'' style Upside: -Pretty sweet location surrounded with the mountains. -Very clean -Sauna. You can't go wrong with a rustic sauna." …"…Climbs range from a few … More
Adventure Hostels Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Tony has become a friend and greets everyone on a first name basis. The place is clean and comfortable and the large living room area is perfect for sing songs and visiting. The location is close … More
Adventure Hostels Family-Friendly Hostel
"…The hostel, which is open year-round, has two great features. The first is a campfire pit where you are sure to get to know your fellow travelers under a starry sky and a roaring fire. The real … More
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Overall excellent! - One of the best hostels anywhere. Clean, spacious, friendly staff. The kitchen is spacious and organized. Beds are newish and comfortable. Showers were plentiful and sparkling … More

HI - Banff - Alpine Centre Hostel

Banff Town
Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50) Party Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…It's clean, friendly, great place to meet people as they have a bar, and the walks and rockies are just behind the hostel. This is one of the best hostels I've stayed at. Other than the bunk beds … More
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…This is a great place to stay while you visit Banff -- it's friendly, clean, has a superb location, friendly staff, and who can argue with a fireplace and jacuzzi in a coed dorm room? A good time … More
Adventure Hostels Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"…The TV room has cable TV as well as a selection of books, so you can relax in here or you can go up to the great room for a little bit more luxury. The hostel also has its own café open throughout … More

Hotels in Banff National Park

"…I would stay here again if I was in the area. Good reception, situation and rooms - Bad coffee and orange juice!!! Good ambiance. Good place ... bear bus and train station. People in reception … More

Hostels in Banff National Park, Canada

7 hostels available. Prices start from $27.00 for a dorm bed.

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Get to know Banff National Park (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Banff National Park.

Guess what? Banff National Park is also named and spelled Lake Louise - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Banff National Park is somewhat indescribable; its beauty lies not only in its obvious scenery but runs through its crystal clear glacier river, howls within the surrounding towering mountains, and whispers along its beautifully untouched streets.

There are a few options for Banff hostels; you will be located either on the main strip (good for a winter stay) or around Tunnel Mountain. Visit the travel centre downtown to educate yourself on which trails or activities are currently offering what you're looking for! Banff's nightlife is always booming, with dance clubs near/on the main drag.

Banff's year-round activities are endless. In the summer, be sure to hit up the dollar store and grab yourself a dingy on which to float down the Bow Valley River! Must-do mountains include Tunnel Mountain, a short walk from the town (about twenty minutes), where you'll catch the picturesque ski town at a birds-eye view. Sulfur Mountain, which is a two-hour hike for the averagely fit, can pose a great challenge for runners; a short gondola ride to the top for the faint of heart is definitely worth the value and the energy you save to walk around the top of the mountain. For the more adventurous of hikers, Mount Rundle and Cascade Mountain are must-dos. Close to town, you can't skip the Fairmont Banff Springs castle in the mountains.

Winter is a whole different story; Banff is a snowboarder's or skier's haven. The town runs shuttles to three of their main ski hills periodically throughout the day on two main routes stopping at most Banff hostels and hotels. The three ski resorts include the closest Norquay ski hill, and the ever competing Lake Louise, and Sunshine Mountain; all are definitely worth a try. Lake Louise seems to be preferred by boarders due to its extensive terrain park. Sunshine is preferred by skiers due to its many rolling mountains. As for Norquay, it's a mere five minutes out of town and the only one of the three to offer night skiing.

Banff National Park Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Banff National Park, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 7
Average dorm price $37
Average private room price $187
Cheapest hostel in Banff National Park HI Rampart Creek Hostel with $28.5
Party hostels in Banff National Park HI - Lake Louise Alpine Centre (3 in total)
Most Banff National Park hostels are located in Banff Town, Near Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway
Average rating of all hostels 8.5

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Other Nearby Cities

Golden (49 Km / 30 mi.)
Banff (56 Km / 35 mi.)
Canmore (74 Km / 46 mi.)
Radium Hot Springs (89 Km / 55 mi.)
Kananaskis (89 Km / 55 mi.)
Invermere (100 Km / 62 mi.)
Nordegg (124 Km / 77 mi.)

Travel Tips for Banff National Park - from the Community

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