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HI Rampart Creek Wilderness Hostel

Ice Field Parkway, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
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Ranked #6 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Banff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kelowna, 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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Alberta, Canada
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I was a little hesitant staying here...I like my showers! But the hostel is fantastic! I stayed here as part of a Moose Network tour and it was definitely one of the best hostel's I stayed in. It is very clean and obviously well taken care of and the owner is obviously very proud of it. Kitchen is spacious and... More 

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Another wilderness hostel in the middle of nowhere. This place is amazing. The don't have shower, but there is a sauna close to the river. You can get water from the river, heat it, have a "shower" and sauna at the same time. Kitchen and rooms are clean and organized. Good place to stay when alone or with friends. Since... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Really friendly folks and perfect wilderness feel with some nice comforts. *GORGEOUS Location! * SAUNA! * Glacier fed stream * Volleyball (I saw the court but didn't use) * Communal Campfire * Communal Kitchen * The most immaculate outhouse I have ever seen! It was brand new, had solar panels to light the area and hand sanitizer. The setup certainly... More 

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