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HI-Maligne Canyon Wilderness Hostel

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london, uk
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in 5 wilderness hostels this summer this one was the worst. Biggest issues: 1. No common area 2. Cabin very hot and sleeping areas are just a bit too small to be comfy. 3. Linens old 4. Overall it needs some money spent on a Reno. The manager was nice, and it's much cheaper than a hotel, however...

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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We had such a wonderful experience with this lodge. We saw amazing wildlife eg. bears, marmots, pikas, squirrels, deer, and elk. The lodge was simple in its amenities but was clean and well kept. Staff was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. Beds were comfortable and the kitchen was more than adequate. Definitely would stay there again and recommend it to friends...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2016

The location of this hostel is fantastic - Maligne Canyon itself is very dramatic and only five minutes walk from the hostel, and there are a lot of great woodland and lakeside trails in the area between the hostel the township of Jasper. The hostel itself is very basic (no running water or showers, and pit toilets), but it is...

Thank Adam186525
Western Canadaa
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Charming rustic hostel close to the classic Skyline Trail trail head, across from Maligne Canyon, and about 13 km from Maligne Lake. The hostel is located up Maligne Canyon so there is no light pollution and star gazing is amazing. You can see as many stars as you have time for. Last weekend we even saw a group of stars...

1Thank csstraveller
Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Small campground with 4 (?) cabins that sleep 6 people each in bunk-beds. It also has a comfortable kitchen and dining area, with pots and dishes and water to cook and do dishes. It also has a medium size refrigerator for guests to use. No running water so no bathrooms, only latrines. A block away from the Maligne Canyon trails,...

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Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 11 July 2015

This is a wilderness hostel, so there is no running water nor are there flush toilets. There is, however, amazingly friendly staff who foster a great sense of companionship amongst the guests. The small kitchen/social area brings everyone together to discuss their travels and backgrounds, so it becomes a great way to meet people from around the world. The kitchen...

Thank Kyle K
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

There were many things I liked about this hostel. The location was great for us with a vehicle, the facilities were clean and well kept, and sufficient for us because we were going to camp anyway. The hostel managers were nice and helpful. I thought it was a good price. The only downside is there is no shower (we read...

1Thank Lindsay L
Grande Prairie, Canada
Reviewed 19 May 2015

I've never stayed at a wilderness hostel before, as i typicall go to the HI-Jasper or the local motels when i visit Jasper. Location: This is the closest HI to the town of Jasper, which is about a 10 min drive away. It is minutes to walk to Maligne Canyon and many great day hikes in the area. Facility There...

Thank Chris655
Bilbao, Spain
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Nice cabins into the good. A really good option if you want to make cheaper your Rockies trip, but this hostel is what it is, no showers, no water, shared dorms, not very comfortable beds. But I found it really great, the value for money is the best you can find in this area

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 August 2014

This place is just a stone's throw from the wonderful Maligne Canyon! It is very basic in the sense that you have to fill the water container from time to time in the kitchen in order to brush our teeth or wash dishes, but everything you need is there, including stove top cooking, a fridge/freezer, microwave, a toaster, pots and...

3Thank stardustcross

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Poised alongside the Maligne River, just above the spectacular depths of Maligne Canyon, this serene hostel is an all-season destination. Travellers will enjoy an array of hiking, cycling, and x-skiing trails. The nearby Skyline Trail offers one of Jasper National Park's most scenic hikes.This wilderness hostel has limited creature comforts - no running water, no showers or washing area, and no flush toilets. We do have purified water for cooking, a refrigerator, propane stoves and lights. ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI-Maligne Canyon Wilderness Hostel

Address: Maligne Lake Road | 11Kms East of the Jasper town site, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Jasper National Park > Jasper
Price Range: $30 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Since you are sleeping in a room for 6 people, bring ear plugs and anything else that will help you sleep through the night.”
veronikaflores, 12 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Any of the cabins are great, but in the spring you should appreciate the sound of the gorgeous river that runs right beside the site and can be heard at all times of day or night. Is a beautiful setting and great "base camp" for hiking and exploring the mountains.”
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johnwadecarter, 25 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Call ahead or make a reservation online. If you have a group of six, you can get a room to yourselves.”
petey1955, 10 Jan 2012 | Read review
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