Calgary, a cosmopolitan Alberta city with numerous skyscrapers, owes its rapid growth to its status as the center of Canada's oil industry. However, it's still steeped in the western culture that earned it the nickname "Cowtown," evident in the Calgary Stampede, its massive July rodeo and festival that grew out of the farming exhibitions once presented here. Set dramatically between prairies and peaks, Calgary is a chic Canadian metropolis, buzzing with innovative energy while embracing its rich western heritage. Surrounded by incomparable natural beauty, this is a place where you can explore the magic of the Canadian Rockies or the mystery of the badlands by day and be back in time for dinner. Calgary's cultural scene sizzles with its spectrum of arts and performing arts and there's serious magic to be found in the city's ever-evolving culinary scene. With all of these spectacular attributes, Calgary is a great place to visit, and, luckily, there are some great, budget-friendly accommodations to use as a base for exploring.
A cozy, comfortable hostel with plenty of great features
Dorm Bed: $24.42
The Wicked Hostel prides itself on its homey environment and family atmosphere. They offer great prices and many amenities to help guests have a comfortable and happy experience. The facility has a giant comfy lounge room for chilling, watching movies projected on the wall and playing PS3. They offer a winter special where you get your 7th night free after 6 nights stay and 25% off of long term stays. Their amenities include free high-speed WIFI everywhere in our building, free breakfast
from 7:00am to 10:00am every day, free laundry service, free tea, coffee, and hot cocoa, free international calling to 60+ countries, free internet computers, free printing/copying, free parking, free luggage storage, free towels, free hair dryer, straightener, and iron, free entry to several bars and clubs, free linens, free staff led activities, and self-catering facilities. Guests must be 18+.
1505 MacLeod Tr. SE ,
A comfortable hostel in the city center
Dorm Bed: $25.32
HI Calgary is a newly renovated part of the HI chain located in the heart of Calgary. This is a great place to call home as you explore what this world-famous Western Canadian city has to offer. It is a great option if you are looking for a hostel that's relaxing, centrally located, clean, and safe. They offer free dinners on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday nights
. The amenities include free breakfast, free coffee and tea, free parking, free computers, free high speed WIFI
throughout the building, free storage facilities, free local calls, free faxing, photocopying, and printing, free pool table use, free BBQ usage in private backyard, free towels and linens, and a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. HI - Calgary City Centre offers 6 bed dorm rooms (female, male and mixed) featuring individual lockers, bed lights, as well as private/family rooms with en-suite and a new 40" flat screen TV. Exploring Calgary is easy from the central location - a quick walk takes you to the city center where you can find dining, shopping, entertainment, transportation, cultural districts for every taste and budget. Other attractions are easy to get to with the help of the nearby C-train. The US Embassy is only 2 blocks away. HI membership is required to avoid an additional fee.
520-7th Avenue S.E. Calgary T2G 0J6 ,
Close to several attractions, with nice amenities
The Little River is a small, charming house in Calgary's oldest neighborhood of Inglewood. Each room has a double bed, dresser, and desk. It is a historic house and offers a free continental breakfast
. The neighborhood is immediately across the Elbow river from Fort Calgary. The zoo is across the river and the science center as well. There are amazing walk ways and bike paths nearby to great historical places, restaurants, and coffee shops. Ninth Avenue was probably the first 'main street' in the city and is 1 block from the property. Today, the neighborhood is a shopping and arts district. It is home to the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. The rooms are simple and clean, each has its own key in case you would like to lock it. Some highlights are the nice deck just outside the kitchen, a living room with flat screen cable TV, and free bike usage. The riverwalk path is right behind the house. The culture of the house is laid back, but clean and tidy. There is great deck and garden area you welcome to enjoy. The property is only minutes to downtown and only 1 block from the best coffee in the city. Towels and linens are included with your stay.
10 Saint Monica Ave Se ,
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