We stayed in other HI hostels all with excellent 4-6 people dorm, but this Jasper one is a complete let down! Don't be fooled, it is sub-standard! They have official brochure saying $22/night, but upon arrival, its $28/night, which they point out the tiny 'from' price. Ok, my mistake for not reading more careful. Regardless, it is still cheaper than other HI, so we proceed with our booking.
Then we were told laundry has broken down 'right now', when I voiced my disappointment, they say facilities are not guaranteed? Really??? I then found out from local laundry that their laundry has broken down for a month already. Not acceptable for not fixing their equipment in peak season, especially because they are 5-10 mins drive from town, most backpackers don't have a car.
We then found out their 'collective dorm' is 30+ beds in a common room. It is NOT partitioned as other reviewers suggested. It is an L- shape room, plus another room with no doors all link together. So although you don't see all beds at once, you certainly can hear everyone in the room. People were talking loudly pass 12am in reception, and sound travel clearly in the dorm, there was no one to enforce the quiet time. Needless to say it was a sleepless night.
Their saving grace is good kitchen & common area, and clean bathrooms (although only 2 out of 3 shower cubicle works in the female, as one closet to sink don't mix hot & cold water).
We original thought staying in a HI for 1 night as a treat, BIG MISAKE! Definitely NOT Jasper HI . Camping is far better when it comes to this HI hostel. This one is a complete let down. Only stay here if you have heavy duty ear plugs, and don't mind in the middle of no where.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hi-Jasper Hotel Jasper