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HI Athabasca Falls Wilderness Hostel

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AMENITIES
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Kitchenette
Free Wifi
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Me and my friends stayed for one night after hiking in Jasper National Park. This hostel exceeded our expectations in every sense. We were expecting a bungalow with no electricity and some cabins with beds, but the common room is actually an amazing big hut...More

Thank Marta G
Response from JeffSasseville, Manager at HI Athabasca Falls Wilderness HostelResponded October 10, 2018

Hi Marta, That's awesome that the hostel exceeded your expectations! The hostel is always a warm and welcoming place with fantastic scenery and beautiful night skies. Please come back anytime!

Reviewed July 1, 2018

I normally wouldn't book this kind of location for accommodations, as it doesn't have showers and the toilets are two reasonably maintained outhouses that are used by the three dorms here. There is one sink in the rather nice common area lodge that also has...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

We stayed here in Mid June for 3 nights. Room is very nice and can accommodate a family (2 adults with kids). Only issue I had with the room was the lighting - it is pretty badly designed and hits you in the eye when...More

1  Thank Nagender B
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in a private room at the hostel. Very comfortable indeed - the community room is very homey, clean and inviting. There is no internet or hot showers and there is no flush toilets but that just adds to the entire experience....More

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Reviewed November 15, 2017

Horrible experience from start to finish. I stayed here months ago but have made a point to review this hostel to warn others. Signage off the highway was terrible, we drove past it and then had to turn around to find it. Apparently the sign...More

1  Thank ClaireandJames
Response from JeffSamuel, Manager at HI Athabasca Falls Wilderness HostelResponded November 17, 2017

Hello Claire and James, Thank you for your review, I really appreciate your concerns and want to apologize to you for the experience you had. I have some positive changes to report. We do now have highly visible signs on the highway, so finding the...More

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Description
HI-Athabasca Falls is an idyllic mountain retreat. Five cedar panelled cabins sit amongst the trees at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. The mighty Athabasca River tumbles over the nearby falls. Horseshoe Lake More with its enchanting mirrored water or spring-fed Leech Lake make for ideal summertime swims. In the winter, wake up in the cozy hostel and get ready for a day of cross-country skiing on a groomed trail that runs up the Geraldine Lakes road, or if you prefer the thrills of the downhill, Marmot Basin is a short drive away.HI-Athabasca offers a large common room, wood stove, firepit and deck.The accommodations are comfortable but basic: simple bunk beds, shared dorms, and no running water. In the summer, there is an outdoor "cowboy" shower for those not willing to brave a morning dip in the river. No Internet, no bar, just the forest cabin that you always dreamed of. Nothing will get you closer to getting away from it all.The Fryatt Valley and Athabasca Pass are easily accessed from the hostel offering cross-country skiing, hiking, and mountain biking opportunities.This is a wilderness hostel with limited creature comforts - no running water, no showers, and no flush toilets. We do have purified water for cooking, a refrigerator, stoves, and solar-powered lights. Due to our wilderness location, accessibility for the physically disabled is challenging. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
18
Price range
US$21 - US$43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
HI Athabasca Falls Wilderness Hostel Jasper National Park, Alberta
Location
Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Jasper National Park
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
18
Price range
US$21 - US$43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
HI Athabasca Falls Wilderness Hostel Jasper National Park, Alberta
Location
Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Jasper National Park
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"don't need to book too early- they have openings."
alisond428
Aug. 3, 2016
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"There are one or two private rooms for couples but book ahead of time."
d-sound
Jan. 6, 2016
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"The Family rooms are a bit more expensive but really great with 4 bunks and 1 double bed. They book out way..."
Banffperson
Oct. 31, 2014
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"FYI this is a wilderness hostel meaning there is no running water or electricity, nor are there private..."
PixieD81
Jan. 8, 2014
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