I didn't travel very far, just having come out from Calgary, but wanted to treat myself to a night away in order to go skiing. I figured on a day before Christmas, I'd still find something reasonable and not too crowded. Well, for $30 I booked a bed in a shared room, but it turns out that I was the only person staying there that night. So, I had the full main floor (living room with wood-burning fireplace, dining area, and fully stocked kitchen) all to myself, and enjoyed a great night's sleep. The hostel is really quaint, has lots of decorations, local resources, and is impeccably clean. Just out the backside is a skating rink where people (including Santa) played hockey. Loved it! I'll definitely be back, but will aim to visit during quieter times.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boutique style hostel, new in February 2007. High quality accommodation in the Canadian Rockies, hostel is located in the town of Field, Yoho National Park and has is central to the four national mountain parks, Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho. Close to amazing sights and year round activities and has direct access to many classic hikes (including the Burgess Shale fossil beds) and cross-country ski trails. Private and shared accommodation, living room with wood burning fireplace, self-catering kitchen. ... more less