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“Felt Uncomfortable”
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HI-Jasper
Ranked #15 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Jasper
British Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Felt Uncomfortable”
Reviewed November 9, 2007

We went to see if the hostel had any private rooms available. They did not (on that day). We are Hostelling International members, and, to be honest, were not impressed with the little we experienced at the front desk. The guy there made some comment about the female he just spoke with on the phone (inner part of her clothing). We were not impressed and made me feel uncomfortable. He said they had a mixed dorm behind the desk with beds available, but that was it. The place was old, dishevelled, and isolated away from Jasper itself. As lifetime Hostelling Hnternational members, we were not impressed with what we saw. The bedsheet strewn across the front desk made my skin crawl.

We hear they may be building a new hostel in Jasper itself. We'll check it out when this happens.

Stayed September 2007
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Reviewed August 23, 2007

I travelled up to the HI Jasper after spending time in HI hostels in British Columbia, Banff and Lake Louise and was surprised at the difference in quality in Jasper. In the female dorm the beds are squashed together with hardly any space between beds, any bed you were on you could reach out and touch the person next to you. There were only 3 ladies toilets and 3 ladies showers.

This is without a doubt the worst hostel I have stayed in. I moved to the HI Athabasca Falls after staying just one night, and even though it was a wilderness hostel with no running water it was much better than the HI Jasper.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Cramped accomodation
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 16, 2005

My girlfriend and I stayed here whilst touring Canada last year. We arrived for a four night stay having travelled up from HI Banff. We were very disappointed. We've stayed in quite a few YHA's between us in both Canada and Australia, without doubt this is the worst I've ever seen.

We had a "private" room which was unfortunately next to the main enterance, I say unfortunately as the curtains were ill fitting and completely see through! This gave everybody a good idea of what we were doing at any given moment!

We checked out after a night to find a B and B, I have to say the staff were fine and helpful, just a shame about the hostel.

  • Stayed July 2004
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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Reviewed December 8, 2004

Hi, I loved my experience at the hostel. It was very cozy and had a community atmosphere to it. I really liked that it had a nice big fireplace and lots of room to lounge about. Having dishes and toaster and fridge and all that already there was a surprise to me and a defininte bonus. The best factor was it only cost $25 a night. I plan to go again in February and I will definatly stay there again!

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Additional Information about HI-Jasper

Property: HI-Jasper
Address: 1 Skytram Road | 4 km south of Jasper off Hwy 93, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Jasper National Park > Jasper
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Jasper
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — HI-Jasper 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your Gateway to the Wilderness Perched on the side of Whistler's Mountain, this is the place in Jasper to connect with nature and other like minded adventure seeking travelers. The mountain peak out the front door begs to be climbed the trailhead is only steps away. How can you resist? ... more   less 
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