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Budget Accommodation in Banff
Banff National Park, Alberta
There is a common misconception that spending a few nights in Banff will mean the kids have to forfeit their college education. Banff can actually be a very affordable place when you do your research with, for example, excellent blogs – not naming names! When it comes to choosing a place to stay, be it hotel, hostel or motel there is a lot to choose from and this competition can only be good for the frugal visitor. One example of a hotel that understands the monetary restrictions of some visitors is the Banff Y Mountain Lodge.
Consistently praised by those who stay here, the Banff Y Mountain Lodge always has enticing specials to keep them ahead of other budget accommodations. With private and dormitory accommodations, some of the Rockies’ friendliest staff and a location to die (or kill) for, it is no surprise they have a high return rate of customers. Located right on the banks of the stunning Bow River, it is only a short hop across the bridge (or frozen river) to get to the downtown shops and amenities. Aside from its location and facilities, it is the super affordable prices that guests rave about.
Usually prices vary between $31 for a dormitory room to $114 for a family room with private bathroom. However, with a current January special on, they have knocked 25% off all prices making it comfortably the best option in January for a cheap hotel to stay. The stand out price is a double room with private bathroom for only $62.50. If you are planning on staying for a week or more, the price is as low as $120. When you consider this is about the average price for a nightly room in a Banff hotel, you are looking at real value. There is also some great ski and stay packages on offer. Staying in Banff has never been more affordable!