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HI Athabasca Falls Wilderness Hostel

32 km south of Jasper on Hwy 93, 200 m past Athabasca Falls | Athabasca Falls, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
HI Athabasca Falls Wilderness Hostel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Banff, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

What a great hostel. The wilderness hostels on the parkway are all great but this one is the best by far. Friendly service, perfect size family room, warm and very inviting. Of course there's no running water, but it's a steal for the price. Great alternative to a lot of places in town!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I stayed here as part of a small group tour and had booked a private room here. I have to confess that as I am not use to staying in hostels anyway, and the fact this was a 'wilderness' hostel, I was nervous about staying here as I do like my home comforts. But after staying for one night I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Lovely hostel in the middle of nowhere (you probably want a car) but it is absolutely lovely. Great common area and kitchen with a really cosy atmosphere and very warm cottage feel. Dorms are large (16beds) but really spacious and as long as you don't have a loud scorer you should b fine. Clean bathrooms - no hot showers available... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I loved this place... It's clean, rustic and basic with a fantastic relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is so friendly. The wilderness vibe is brilliant and it's worth the stay for a star lit campfire and great views of the Milky Way. Unforgettable.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We found ourselves in Jasper with a hotel booking due to my error and the Athabasca Falls was the only place we could find on the day. We were a little apprehensive about the 'wilderness' part but overall had an extremely pleasant stay! Cosy cabins, nice beds, very reasonable price and great kitchen, board games and electricity. It was a... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The couple rented out the whole place for the weekend. The main lodge was very well kept, the drop toilets well maintained and lit up at night. We set up tables outside and strung lights up. The weather was fantastic and we spent most of our time outside chatting, eating and hanging out. Come night time, we cracked a few... More 

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france
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5 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Be prepare to be in the wilderness, and to have such a wonderful time ! The spirit of this place is unbelievable : I like it so much I wish I could have spent more time here... OK, it was few years ago so maybe the managers changed, but this kind of hostel seems a very good idea to me... More 

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Perth, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed here as part of a group tour, we were only there for an afternoon and night before leaving the next morning, but what little time we had there was really special. You do feel as though you are out in the wilderness (well, you kind of are,, but you can still hear the traffic if you listen). Sure... More 

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Calgary
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

we've been coming to this hostel in the last couple years because we love the location of this place and the living area is one of the cosiest I have experienced while hostelling. Our last visit was a huge disappointment though.. We didn't feel all that welcome, the new manager seemed cold and distant, and considered it is all common... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The rooms are great for the price but if you don't like outdoor toilets and poor excuses for a shower then it probably isn't for you. The managers were absolutely awful, patronising and for the most part seemed to show dislike towards us. We felt unwelcome and unable to enter the common room without feeling like we shouldn't be there.... More 

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