Calgary's 3 Best Hostels

Calgary's 3 Best Hostels
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 comfortable hostel in the city center

Dorm Bed from $30.90
Private Room from $30.74
Overall Rating: 88%
520-7th Avenue S.E. Calgary T2G 0J6, Calgary
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.

Dorm Bed from $29.31
Private Room from $37.31
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 87%
811 7th ST, Calgary
Wicked Hostels - Calgary is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a common room, a games room, and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast, a cafe, self-catering facilities, and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, key card access, towels included, air conditioning, housekeeping, and a mini-supermarket are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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