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HI Athabasca Falls Wilderness Hostel

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See our groups page for bookings of 10 or more friends.

Consulte notre section groupes pour les réservations de 10 personnes ou plus.

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HI Athabasca Falls

Wilderness Hostel

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HI Athabasca Falls Wilderness Hostel

Highway 93 N
Jasper National Park, Alberta

Not far from the town of Jasper, HI Athabasca Falls Wilderness Hostel gets you close to nature just up river from the powerful falls. Sleep in one of three rustic cabins and get together with your fellow nature-lovers in the cooking cabin or around the campfire to share stories and meals.

  • Walking distance to Athabasca Falls
  • Huge kitchen and lounge
  • Off-the-grid living: solar powered, fresh mountain well water, no showers
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Check-in: 17:00 - 22:00 (late arrivals cannot be accommodated)
Check-out: 10:00

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  • Fully equipped kitchen
    Fully equipped kitchen
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Library
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A glimpse of the hostel

HI Athabasca Falls in Summer
Private Cabin
Private Cabin
Shared Room
HI Athabasca Falls' nice patio

Rooms & Beds

Shared Rooms

Shared Cabin

Dive back into your summer camp days in one of our two mixed-gender shared cedar-log cabins. Sleeps 12 to 16 guests.

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Private Rooms

Private Room

Housed in a cedar-log cabin, these private rooms come with a double bed and two bunk beds. Great for a family or group of friends. Sleeps 6.

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Group Bookings

HI Athabasca Falls is a basic facility, across the road from the falls of the same name and 30 minutes south of Jasper. This is one our best hostels for group visits. You’ll have plenty of elbow room both outside and in our huge kitchen and common room, where your group can feast around our giant dining room tables. Please refrain from dancing on them, you’ll be tempted.

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We took our annual May long weekend trip to Jasper in the Northern Rocky Mountains and rather than stay at an expensive hotel, we chose to check out the Athabasca Falls Wilderness Hostel. What an awesome surprise it was!

Tanya Koob, Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies

Just note that there is no running water here. However, there is clean drinking water available for use, electricity, and wifi. It was relaxing, Well worth checking out. It's solar panel powered as well!

Michelle L

Best wilderness hostel in the rockies. Recently got solar power too which is pretty cool.

Andrea Halldorson

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Learn the ins and outs of our ten special, rustic wilderness hostels in the Rockies. Find out which hostel might be best for you and what you need to know before you go.

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