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YWCA Banff Hotel

Mountain hostel within easy reach of Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from April 2 2020 to September 30 2021 (dates subject to change).

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7.2.Good.
  • Bed were old and rooms need a deep cleaning bad

    Mar 15, 2020

  • The staff were friendly and the room was clean, but it was unbelievably hot in the room.…

    Mar 14, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Safe
Quiet
Easy parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 42 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ski storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • ATM/banking services

Feel at home

  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Free self parking
  • Limited onsite parking

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity - 12 min walk
  • Banff Gondola - 36 min walk
  • Upper Hot Springs - 39 min walk
  • Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau - 11 min walk
  • Tunnel Mountain - 39 min walk
This property is closed from April 2 2020 to September 30 2021 (dates subject to change).

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room
  • Double Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Location

  • In a national park
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity - 12 min walk
  • Banff Gondola - 36 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In a national park
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity - 12 min walk
  • Banff Gondola - 36 min walk
  • Upper Hot Springs - 39 min walk
  • Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau - 11 min walk
  • Tunnel Mountain - 39 min walk
  • Mount Norquay Ski Resort - 4.8 mi / 7.8 km
  • Lake Minnewanka - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km
  • Sunshine Village - 11.8 mi / 19 km

Getting around

  • Calgary International Airport (YYC) - 94 min drive
  • Banff Station - 16 min walk

At a glance

Size

  • 42 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator in a common area

Things to do

  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese

In the room

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Recreation

On Site

  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Volleyball on site

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby

Small print

Also known as

  • Banff Y Lodge
  • YWCA Banff Hotel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Banff
  • Banff Y Mountain
  • Banff Y Mountain Lodge
  • Y Mountain Lodge
  • YWCA Banff Hotel
  • YWCA Banff
  • Banff y Mountain Hotel Banff
  • YWCA Banff Hotel Banff
  • YWCA Banff Hotel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Policies

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, YWCA Banff Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property is closed from April 2 2020 to September 30 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Elk and Oarsman (6-min walk), Block Kitchen & Bar (8-min walk), and The Maple Leaf (8-min walk).
  • Have fun with nearby winter activities like ice skating, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding, and in warmer months enjoy a round of golf at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation onsite includes racquetball/squash and volleyball. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
7.2.Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I stayed here in the 90s and hadn’t been back. Better priced that the Banff International Youth Hostel and nicer. Will be back.

    Judy, 1 night trip, Jan 30, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Hotel has everything you need for a short stay, it’s no luxury or update but it’s reflect on price

    2 night business trip, Jan 24, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I loved its proximity to downtown, yet with room to breathe. I also slept well knowing my stay would help support the YWCA's initiatives in the Bow Valley area. I enjoyed my 5 night stay!

    5 night trip, Jan 19, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Parking space was difficult to locate without checking with staff. The back entrance to parking area wasn't plowed. It was nice to have complimentary tea and coffee in the morning (esp for people who are rushing off). Good heater. Considered as a basic accommodation for a short stay.

    1 night romance trip, Jan 10, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Close walk to city center. Unique property with history, used to be the local hospital. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

    4 night trip, Jan 8, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Is very close to main street which allowed to walk to visit stores

    5 night trip with friends, Jan 4, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    An horrible place

    Its an hostel like place, i didn't realize a double bed room it's only one bed in room and i was traveling with my 28 years old son. There's was no tv nothing in the room, it was a 4×4 walls and the pkace looks like it used to be an hospital. I asked for better accommodation but the front desk were unhelpful. Do not take your family there. It was a drug place, you can smell a Marijuana on the haul ways. I had to go to an orher hotel to stay that night, what a shame. They wouldn't refound and i said just forgot it.

    1 night family trip, Dec 28, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Staff were excellent, rooms are a bit average but are cheaper than most other hotels in Banff.

    5 night romance trip, Dec 28, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Well overpriced hostel with little though about furnishings and comfort. They do not offer enough parking I booked a room was on balance worse than a budget hotel in Canmore. To the point avoid this place if Banff is sold out stay in Canmore instead. Leave this one for the backpackers!

    R, 1 night family trip, Dec 28, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    It is in a good position for walking to shops and bow falls. The room was so hot we couldn't sleep and when I reported it was given a fan. I have Asperger's and can't sleep with the noise of a fan. The toilet was broken so kept filling unless you took the back off and adjusted the fixtures, very annoying. Twice staff called a taxi which took half an hour to arrive, I appreciate this isn't the staffs fault but they shouldn't say they turn up within 5 mins when that clearly isn't true, we nearly missed our gondola slot and theatre performance.

    4 night family trip, Dec 18, 2019

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