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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pretty hesitant when I arrived as the building appeared pretty old but I did enjoy my stay overall. The people were friendly and I enjoyed sharing stories with fellow travelers. My only complaint would be a lack of toilet paper in the bathrooms in the morning and no one to ask for extra. I also found it quite... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This is a relatively basic hostel, but the atmosphere is very welcoming and homely and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. And the hostel has four adorable cats, which was a bit plus from my point of view! The kitchen is well equiped, and I found the bedroom that I was in very comfortable. There is also free wi-fi,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

The staff here are wonderful and the place definitely has a homey feel. The 2 ladies who were running the place clearly went above and beyond to make everyone feel welcome and keep the place clean. That being said, this hostel is an old poorly maintained house cluttered with old furniture. It is separated from town by the train tracks,... More 

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Wellington
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

What can I say, Tanya is great, she's really helpful and a lovely genuine person. This hostel feels more like a shared house rather than a business. The water's always hot in the shower, lovely cats to cuddle (they are being fostered), lots of info for things to do, nice yard with hammocks and fire pit, plenty of kitchen gear,... More 

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Tofino, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Great place! Lovely people and very friendly owner with loads of helpful suggestions on things to do. Only complaint was it could have been a little cleaner, and the shower didn't have a proper head on it. I would definitely come back though!

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TJC70, Manager at Kicking Horse Hostel, responded to this review

Hi thanks for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay & hope to see you back some day. Sorry the hostel wasn't up to its usual cleanliness standard; as I'm sure you guessed ski season had ended & the hostel was gearing up to close for renovations; no excuse as every guest should be entitled to the same standards... More 

Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Originally I'd booked my "me time" ski weekend (the purpose of which was to discover a resort I'd yet to experience myself) at Castle Mountain Resort near the Crowsnest Pass, and I had my accommodations and private lesson booked and ready to roll. But, alas, 12 days before I was supposed to go, poor Castle had to shut down early... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Spent a week staying at the hostel. The rooms were plain, but super clean and beds were comfy. The crew at the hostel did fun group activities like 5 pin bowling! Close to Kicking horse. Thanks Tanya! -Adam and Matt

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Thank Adam S
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Had to stay here at the last minute as other places were all booked up. Was greeted by very friendly and welcoming staff, who made sure I was introduced to other guests and knew my way around town. Told me everything I need to know. The hostel is mostly clean, but there isn't a lot of space to sort your... More 

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TJC70, Manager at Kicking Horse Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, thankyou for taking time to register with Trip Advisor in order to write a review for the hostel. Most people love the beds & comment on the comfort of their mattresses; I have been aware of the bed you were in & its need to be changed so apologies that it did muck up your sleep. It has... More 

Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Initially planned to stay for one night, ended up staying 4 nights. :-) The owner Tanya is super friendly and gives the right vibes to the hostel. Her passion for mountains and skiing is addictive. Hostel is clean and has nice homey feel. You even get free ear plugs. ;-) It seems like the hostel attracts similar types of people...adventurous... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

The kicking horse hostel is the cutest little place you could ever want to stay. It is an older building with lots of character and has a very homey feel, which is only added to by the lovely tonya who runs the hostel. It has a great location and everybody is incredibly friendly. Expect to want to spend all your... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kicking Horse Hostel is a converted 1910 Railway cottage in the Powder Highway town of Golden BC. The hostel is small cosy place to stay sleeping 12 people in 2 dorm rooms, 1 person in a private single room & up to 3 people in another Private Room. All facilities are shared. There is a full kitchen, BBQ & fire-pit available for guests to use. The hostel is an easy 10-15 minute walk from Golden town centre with its restaurants, shops & bars. It is also 10-15 minute walk from the Greyhound station on Highway1. Kicking Horse Hostel is also ideal for small groups who want to book the hostel for exclusive use. Golden is quietly becoming the adventure outdoor capital of the Rockies with a comprehensive selection of activities to get the adrenaline racing. Skydiving, paragliding, white-water rafting, cc/downhill mountain biking, quad-biking, skiing/snowboarding & snow-mobiling to name some of the more lively things to do here. The town is also ideally situated between Glacier & Yoho National Parks making it a perfect cost effective base to explore these amazing Parks. Lake Louise is also only an hour away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kicking Horse Hostel

Address: 518 Station Avenue | PoBox 1543, Golden, British Columbia, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Golden
Price Range: $45 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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