"Y in the mountains" YWCA Tip by VTShounen

YWCA, Banff: 236 reviews and 1 photos

Formerly a hospital, this Y offers dormitory beds or private rooms for the budget traveler. Clean and spcaious, and in a unique location - the other side of the river between town centre and Banff's major attractions. Very limited parking available though, and service at the front desk could use extra staff and some overall improvement.

Unique Qualities: Excellent location. Just a short walk across the bridge from town centre, but being across the river makes it quite tranquil after all the tour buses leave Sulphur Mountain. Quick access to the river, easy waking distance to Bow Falls.

Address: 102 Spray Ave., , Banff, Province of Alberta 0C0
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Head down Banff Ave towards Banff Springs Hotel/Bow Falls/Sulphur Mountain. Once you cross the river, turn left, and it's the building immediately on your left.
Phone: 1(403)-762-3560
Price: US$20-40
Theme: Hostel
Website: http://www.ymountainlodge.com/

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  • Written Jun 30, 2004
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