Living & Working
at HI Jasper

Welcome to HI Canada's newest hostel!

HI Jasper is a modern hostel dressed up like a mountain retreat, just a short walk from downtown Jasper, the community hub of Jasper National Park. The town of Jasper is packed with amenities including grocery stores, bars, restaurants, take-out, a community gym and pool, a library, museums and even a cinema. Outside you'll find amazing mountain views and all the adventures and experiences you'd expect to find out there, not to mention guaranteed wildlife sightings. Living on-site in our staff accommodation gets you access to an incredible mountain lifestyle and life-long friendships.

Meet your managers

Cécile Levasseur, General Manager

Cécile is originally from France and has lived in Canada for approximately four and a half years. During her spare time, she is a fan of anime, cheese and good wine. Before moving to Canada, she travelled intensively all over the world (Asia, South America, etc..) where she discovered her interest in hostelling and decided to start her career with us. She chose to live in Alberta due to her love of horses. She now manages HI Jasper and the wilderness properties of the Jasper National Park.

Living Here
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Staff Accommodation

Our on-site staff accommodation is in our brand new staff house, opened in 2019. The house consists of two floors, sleeping eight to nine people in a mix of private rooms and shared rooms (max two people per room). Your rent is drawn right from your wages, no rental deposits necessary, and includes all utilities, including wifi. You don't even need to bring your own bedding or cookware—we've for you covered. Staff regularly organize team events and activities, from potlucks to barbeques and excursions on your day off. Borrow a staff bike to go explore or head off on a road trip down the Icefields Parkway and stay for free at our wilderness hostels (or in Banff and Lake Louise).

Cost: $9.60/day in a shared room, $13.56/day for a private room (subject to availability)

  • Four bathrooms per floor in the staff accomm means no wait times!
  • There's a washing machine and dryer on each floor—no coins required!
  • The hostel's on-site Sleepy Hollow Cafe offers a 40% food discount to all staff members
  • Staff event fund goes towards regular barbeques, community dinners and other staff events
  • Staff bikes are available for you to go explore your new hometown
  • Fire pit and outdoor gathering space with a barbeque for staff
  • Free stays at HI Canada hostels

Live your best life

in Jasper

Jasper, Alberta, is the heart of Jasper National Park, the largest and most northerly of Canada's Rocky Mountain national parks and a part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Park World Heritage Site. The small town sits in a rugged, unspoiled wilderness of unparalleled beauty featuring towering snow-capped mountain peaks while providing the backdrop for evergreen forests, pristine glacier-fed lakes and waterfalls. The town has all the amenities you need and a thriving community of about 4,500 permanent residents. Our hostel is a short walk from town where you'll find a grocery store plus many shops, restaurants and community services.


Just a one-minute walk from the hostel will get you to the start of the local trails networks, with the must-do Old Fort Point only a 10-minute walk away. There are also a ton of other staff favourite hikes nearby but we'll fill you in on those when you get here.


Marmot Basin is just a 25-minute drive from the hostel and offers great Rockies skiing without the crowds of the resorts further south. Hostel staff can take advantage of the cheapest season's pass rate available, paid via payroll deductions.


The town of Jasper is small but mighty and packs in everything you need to settle into the mountain life including groceries, places to eat, places to drink and community services like a library, gym, pool, climbing wall and more. Get there in just a five-minute walk.


Jasper sits at the northern end of the world-famous Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic drives in the world. There's a ton to explore along the 3.5ish-hour drive to Banff, including HI's wilderness hostels, which staff can stay at for free.

Hear it From Our Staff

"I love working here because every day I have the opportunity to meet someone new and learn from them. My coworkers are vibrant, unique and all come from different walks of life. I am grateful for the wisdom and experience they share with me"
- Leslie, Manager in Training

"My favourite thing about living in Jasper is the wildlife. You can see animals in town almost every day: elk, bears, grizzlies, mountain goats. I've never seen that many animals in my life. Jasper is truly one of the most amazing places to observe animals in their natural habitat."
- Elthia, Cafe Server

"My first Canadian Thanksgiving (coming from the UK) was pretty cool! We all had a big meal and everyone brought something. Seeing grizzlies on the way up to Pyramid Mountain, or any adventure with friends is a great memory, too."
- Katie, Hostel Staff Member