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HI-Castle Mountain Wilderness

Highway 1A and Highway 93 South, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

For some reason I managed to stay in most of the other hostels along the Parkway (Lake Louise, Mosquito Creek, Hilda Creek, Edith Cavell), but never this one. We stayed as a group through the Alpine Club of Canada and I will most definitely be back. This hostel isn't like the other wilderness hostels for it offers hot showers, real... More

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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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128 reviews 128 reviews
49 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Rustic feeling cabin near Castle Mountain junction. There were basically max 4 guests at a time for the month of May. The dorms were big but felt cramped (especially the boys when I saw the sleeping quarters for my boyfriend). They were very strict about boys and girls not entering the other rooms which I felt was kind of childish... More

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

Spent 3 nights here as a base to explore Banff/lake Louise/lake moraine and do some hiking. The hostel was spotless, warm, well organized and the manager Tony is a delight :) we felt welcome the instant we walked in the door and Tony gave us plenty of great advice for things around the Banff area. Loved the central fireplace in... More

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Milano
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250 reviews 250 reviews
84 hotel reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Given the price paid, I can highly recommend you this hostel, which is beautifully located in the Lake Louise area. Even if it is classified officially as a "wilderness" structure, it offers running water and hot showers. The kitchen is provided with everything needed even when the hostel is full, the common spaces are nice and cozy, the owner is... More

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Edmonton
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31 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Lake Louise is arguably the most beautiful location on earth. The hiking around Lake Louise, especially Yoho National Park and near Bow Summit doesn't get better. Where to stay? Well, is you're not set up for camping but want an economical choice to those 200 dollar rooms in Banff-LL try hosteling. Hosteling International has two big, busy, well equipped hostels... More

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Toronto, Canada
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21 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

This place is great. The manager, Tony, is very friendly. Bunks are comfortable! Even though this is officially classified as a wilderness hostel by Hostelling International - it isn't the normal wilderness hostel. The place has been renovated recently and has full facilities: kitchen, flushable toilets, showers, and laundry. No Internet. I would recommend staying here to anyone passing through.

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Address: Highway 1A and Highway 93 South, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
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Ranked #9 of 20 Specialty lodging in Banff
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