This hostel is fantastic. It is extremely clean and has the best kitchen I have ever seen in a hostel.
The kitchen had everything. Even things like plastic wrap.
The rooms are clean.
The owner is very helpful.
Location is good for Yoho park and also Lake Louise.
Prices are good and dont require membership cards.
You can bring your own alcohol ect (not typical in other hostels like HI).
Located along the train tracks that are very active so you get alot of noise.
The wifi signal is not good for skype calls. (this is all of the town of Field because the system is via satellite.) It is fine for email ect (albeit slow).
The dorm beds have very little room between the beds.
Things to know before:
Field only has one restaurant opened for all three meals (until 9PM). It is good but expensive. Stop in Jasper, Banff, Canmore, or Golden to get enough food to cook for your entire stay.
Gas is very expensive as well.
The town is tiny so dont expect a night life.
- 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