YWCA Banff Hotel – Worth checking in to!


After 25 years operating as the Banff Y Mountain Lodge, we’ve updated our name to better reflect the experience and facilities that we offer our guests.

What’s in a name?

YWCA —  A social enterprise operated by YWCA Banff, all profits generated through our hotel are used to support community programming like the Bow Valley Women’s Emergency Shelter and violence prevention education and outreach in local schools.  The YWCA has over 100 years of history in Banff!

Banff – Located in our iconic town and Canada’s finest National Park, Banff regularly attracts travellers, visitors and job seekers from all over the world to experience all that our mountains and community have to offer.

Hotel – Although mountain lodge has a nice ring to it, our facilities and services are best described as a hotel and it is important that we set clear expectations.

YWCA Banff Hotel has been in operation for over 25 years, offering simple, affordable private rooms for women and men.   We also offer affordable, shared hostel-style accommodation, ideal for travellers, visitors, job seekers, national park enthusiast or anyone looking for short term accommodation.

TVs and coffee machines are available in the common spaces and Wi-Fi access is free for all guests.

Our promise – Conveniently located in downtown Banff, we offer simple, affordable, hotel accommodation for men and women, supported by a knowledgeable, helpful team who support the values of the YWCA and are committed to creating positive guest experiences.