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HI-Mosquito Creek Wilderness Hostel

Hwy 93N Icefields Parkway | 29 km North of Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A big group of us stayed here over new years and it was fantastic! I had expected much more basic conditions but the kitchen, lounge and dorms all had lights (no charging sockets) and the host would turn on the WiFi for brief periods if you ask nicely. The kitchen was really well stocked and there are fridges and a... More 

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Edmonton
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7 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A group of us planned a "hiking in the Rockies" trip and booked our stay at this wilderness hostel The premier hikes we planned to do were located close to this hostel so we decided to stay 4 nights so we could start our hikes from here. We had heard that this hostel was very basic and rustic. We were... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

I'm traveling with my 7 years old son and must say that it was a great experience to stay at the hostel. It's better than camping and very clean for a wilderness hostel. As 'city family' we mists just a locker for our personal stuff but I certain believe the very kind and hospital hostel manager about the safety of... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Even though there's no wash facilities I totally loved this place. Good kitchen facilities, common room, comfy bed with lots of blankets and the toilets are new and in good condition. Everything is well maintained and the location is just amazing. The only thing I wish it had was an area to wash/clean your teeth that wasnt the kitchen. Washing... More 

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Calgary
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We booked a private room (2 adults, 2 kids). There are 2 rooms, at either end of a cabin with a full kitchen. The accommodations were perfectly fine. Brand new outhouse is totally spotless, smells of nothing but cedar . We ended up cooking and hanging out in the main lodge, which is very well equipped. Kitchen, lounge with fireplace,... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We stopped here for one night before heading to Banff. I was a great chilled spot by the creek. First thing I did was get the sauna cranking and we spent most of the night in and out of the sauna and the creek! Fantastic!! The "lodge keeper" Andrew, was very friendly and gave us some good tips on the... More 

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Moncton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Really happy about this hostel. The 12 bed dorms are quite comfortable and clean. It is a wilderness hostel so no showers. But if you are used to huts or tents, this should be pretty comfortable. Finding cheap accomodations in the rockies is difficult but wilderness hostels are worth the try.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012 via mobile

Has everything Great price Great staff Go there! Even had sauna and wifi!!! In wilderness hostel!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

nice hostel spent a few nights here enjoyed it was comfortable clean

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Barcelona, Spain
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

I stayed for 1 night at this hostel and we were really disappointed. I love nature, but it doesn't mean I want to cook with mice in the kitchen. There was no drinking water and no shower, but you could find there a sauna! Also, the manager was not friendly. If it were extremely cheap it'd be ok, but we... More 

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HIAlberta, Manager at HI-Mosquito Creek Wilderness Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, I'm sorry your stay at Mosquito Creek was so disappointing. Our Wilderness hostels along the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park are very rustic; some of the buildings are historic artifacts, cabins built for temporary use as housing in WWII internment camps located in the area and donated to us after the war and as such are very basic... More 

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