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HI Rampart Creek Wilderness Hostel

Ice Field Parkway, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely place is surrounded by trees and mountains and many activities nearby. Ken was extremely helpful in pointing out the less touristy spots which promises breathtaking views. He definitely made out stay comfortable and provided a good atmosphere. 10/10 would come back again.

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Sucre, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Beautiful place by a creek obviously. Made use of the sauna. The manager is friendly and takes pride in his hostel. Nice kitchen and lounge. They supply you with towels and sheets. Clean. Definitely would stay here again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We're so happy to have stayed here. Not only is this surely the most affordable accommodation in Banff/Jasper national parks (an important factor for us), but it's just amazing unto itself. Great hostel experience. There's no outlets for you to use to charge things because they rely on a generator (no power grid), but don't worry, there are lights and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Located on the parkway between Jasper and Lake Louise, it is super convenient to access back country ski trails and ice climbs. It is a "wilderness" lodge, no showers are available but there is a hot house. Limited internet access and no mobile network. You can drive up to the lodge to unload your car. The place is heated, the... More 

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Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I was expecting little as I have never been to a wilderness hostel. I went with a bunch of friends and we ended up with our group in one cabin...definitely the way to go as I do not like sleeping with strangers. I like that there are only six bunks per cabin, lots of bedding available so everyone could have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Ken keeps this place perfect. Had an amazing sauna after an epic day climbing. Plenty of room to dry our gear and great facilities to keep us warm and happy. Out of the way so you don't get all the crowds this small local place in the middle of the Parkway is exceptional. Thanks a bunch Ken!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Only stayed for one night but it was really nice. Comfy beds and clean cabins. Well stocked kitchen. It was like a big family dinner. Everyone swapping stories and giving recommendations for hikes etc. Manager is really nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

As a family we stayed here for 1 night as we travelled through the Icefield Parkway. It's a special place. As you might expect the facilities are basic- but the setting is perfect. As a family of 4 we had one room which was fine for us. There are no showers but we used the sauna- you jump in to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I have been to HI hostels in many countries, and Rampart Creek is one of the best. It's in a perfect location for ice climbing. In summer it would be ideal for cycling, hiking, mountaineering and other outdoor activities. It's a long way from any cities, so the skies are dark and the stars are spectacular. The bedrooms are small,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

No shower. Dorms only, nice ones though (up to 6 people). Everything else was there. Kitchen was neat and warm. Same comment for the lounge. The warden turned the sauna on the night we werer there. Behind the hostel, there is a nice litle walk with great views on the valley.

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