Rent-a-hostel

Get the whole place to yourself

Your own private getaway in the Rockies awaits. Rent out an entire wilderness hostel for your family or cohort's exclusive use. Gather around the campfire pit, gaze up at the brilliant night skies and enjoy your own slice of paradise in the wilderness. Each hostel comes with comfortable sleeping quarters for 6 to 40, a fully equipped kitchen, a cozy lounge area with a woodstove, an outdoor campfire pit and a whole lot of peace and quiet. 

Rates starting at $195/night **

Contact us to book

HI Mosquito Creek Wilderness Hostel

Banff National Park, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Sauna
    Sauna
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage

HI Rampart Creek Wilderness Hostel

Banff National Park, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Campfire
    Campfire
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Lounge
    Lounge

HI Athabasca Falls Wilderness Hostel

Jasper National Park, AB

  • Fully equipped kitchen
    Fully equipped kitchen
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Library
    Library

HI Beauty Creek Wilderness Hostel

Jasper National Park, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Campfire
    Campfire
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info

HI Kananaskis Wilderness Hostel

Kananaskis, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Laundry room
    Laundry room
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Free Coffee
    Free Coffee

HI Hilda Creek Wilderness Hostel

Banff National Park, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Campfire
    Campfire

HI Castle Mountain Wilderness Hostel

Banff National Park, AB

  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Lounge
    Lounge
  • Campfire pit
    Campfire pit
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • BBQ
    BBQ

What you need to know

If you're not familiar with our wilderness hostels, take a minute to get to know them. They're a varied bunch. Many of them sit just off the Icefields Parkway, or not too far away so they're easy to get to by car. Simplicity reigns here, and most of these hostels don't have electricity or running water (some do, though). They sit at the foot of mountains, along picturesque rivers and creeks and among some of the most stunning parts of the world (we're biased), which you can reserve all to yourself.

** Please note: Until further notice, mandatory restrictions from the Government of Alberta require indoor gatherings to be limited to members of the same household. These regulations apply at all Alberta wilderness hostels. Read more.

Rates & Reservations

All hostels except HI Hilda Creek
Until June 16, 2021

$195 for the first six people
$20 for each additional person

June 17 – August 31, 2021

$600 (first night) 
$450 (additional nights) 

September 1, 2021 — May 31, 2022

$600 (first night) for the first 15 people
$450 (additional nights) for the first 15 people
$20 for each additional person

HI Hilda Creek
 Until October 31 $225/night members | $250/night standard
November 1 onwards $250/night members | $278/night standard

Terms & Conditions

  • Please inquire about availability via our contact form. Availability will not be reflected in our online booking engine.
  • Rent-a-hostels cannot be used for quarantine purposes. We cannot accommodate guests who have arrived in Canada within the previous 14 days.
  • Maximum occupancy limits apply and vary by hostel.
  • Additional guests over the age of 5 may incur additional charges.

Deposit & Cancellation Policy

A 50% deposit is required upon confirmation of your reservation. Your deposit will be refunded if you cancel before the cancellation cut-off date for your reservation (see below). Your balance owing is due on the cancellation cut-off date. If you cancel after this date, you will forfeit your deposit.

Cut-off Dates

Stays until May 20, 2021: 7 days prior to arrival
Stays between May 21 - Sept 30, 2021: 14 days prior to arrival
Stays after Sept. 30, 2021: 28 days prior to arrival

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