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HI-Lake Louise Alpine Centre

8.0 | Very Good | #6 out of 9 hotels in Lake Louise

7-minute drive from Lake Louise Resort, great rates/staff, mixed room reviews

  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hostel's affordable rates
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the hostel's proximity to Lake Louise Resort
  • Several lodgers complimented the hostel's friendly and competent staff
  • A few guests reported noise transfer during their stay
  • Small rooms and uncomfortable beds were reported by a few lodgers
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Mar 21, 2014
Located about a 2-minute drive from the nearest Trans-Canada Highway on-ramp in Banff National Park, HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre is suitable for travellers who prefer well-priced hostel accommodations with free Wi-Fi, on-site dining and easy highway access.

This smoke-free hostel offers dorm-style rooms and private rooms, each with one bathroom. Free Wi-Fi is provided in all rooms. The hostel is wheelchair accessible. 

Hostel amenities include two common kitchens, a common lounge with a TV, a sauna, computer stations, a meeting room, vending machines, BBQ facilities, ski storage, guest laundry, lockers, a library, free parking and on-site dining at Bill Peyto's Cafe, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Pets are not permitted.

Lake Louise Ski Resort can be found about a 7-minute drive away, while Samson Mall is 6 minutes away on foot. Banff Airport (YBA) is roughly a 42-minute drive from the hostel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 6, 2014)

The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hostel's value, location, staff and accommodations.

The hostel's value was praised by many lodgers, who described the rates as reasonable, cheap, inexpensive and affordable. One patron remarked, "On the budget side, it's also a far better value than most of the hotels in Banff.

Numerous reviewers were pleased with the hostel's location. They described it as central and close to a grocery store, the ski shuttle, Lake Louise Ski Resort, Parks Canada Informations Centre and shopping. 

The hostel's staff were the source of several compliments by guests. They were characterized as helpful, friendly, accommodating and competent.

Several travellers were pleased with their accommodations at the hostel. They found their lodgings to be clean, comfortable and quiet, with fully equipped kitchens. A few guests had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).
The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about noise transfer and the rooms.

A few lodgers complained of noise disturbances during their stay. They reported noise from a nearby train overnight, as well as noise from guests in adjacent and overhead rooms.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their comfortable rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported small-sized rooms, uncomfortable beds and some cleaning issues.
Show Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.6 out of 10 from 149 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 of 6 specialty lodging in Lake Louise with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 131 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 6, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
8.0 / out of 10
"Very Good"
Ranked by Guests
6 / out of 9
hotels in Lake Louise

The average guest rating for HI-Lake Louise Alpine Centre is 8.0 out of 10 based on 365 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks HI-Lake Louise Alpine Centre at #6 out of 9 hotels in Lake Louise.

Map Marker HI-Lake Louise Alpine Centre
203 Village Road, Lake Louise, AB