HI Castle Mountain
HI Castle Mountain Wilderness Hostel
Banff National Park, Alberta
Half way between Banff and Lake Louise, HI Castle Mountain is just off the Bow Valley Parkway (Highway 1A), a quieter highway where wildlife is a bit easier to spot. Within view of the iconic Castle Mountain, the hostel gives you a taste of wilderness living with some of the comforts of home, like a cozy lounge with a wood-burning stove.
- Located in a wildlife corridor
- Beautiful lounge to relax in after a long day out
- Wilderness life with creature comforts
- Luggage storage
- Free coffee & tea
- Games room
- Free parking
- Wood stove
- Bike rack
A glimpse of the hostel
Half way between Banff and Lake Louise, HI Castle Mountain hostel provides a unique setting for groups of up to 28 seeking a rustic wilderness experience with the added perks of sleeping indoors and waking up to hot showers. Make use of the hostel's fully equipped self-catering kitchen and cozy fireplace lounge.
I rented the entire hostel last winter for a girls' trip with 28 ladies and we had a fabulous weekend skiing, eating, and hanging out in the comfortable hostel.
For a one-week period, we lived and worked together at Castle Mountain Hostel. We prepared food and ate as a community; we slept in bunk bed dorms, sang around the fire, and together built a portable outdoor city of tent laboratories.
This hostel isn't like the other wilderness hostels for it offers hot showers, real indoor toilets, and of course warmth. This made it so much easier with winter gear and windchills dipping down near -30ºC.
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