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HI Castle Mountain 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 Castle Mountain

HI Castle Mountain Wilderness Hostel

Hwy 1A & Hwy 93 South
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
Useful Info

Open: May to September (open daily)
           October to April (closed Mondays)
           Check seasonal schedule
Check-in: 17:00 - 21:00
Check-out: 8:00 - 10:00


  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Campfire pit
    Campfire pit
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • BBQ
All Amenities & Facilities

A glimpse of the hostel

Shared Room
Fire pit
Surrounding Area
Mountain Biking
Larch Valley
Johnstone Canyon Banff Ab

Rooms & Beds

Shared Rooms

14-Bed Room

Dive back into your summer camp days in our women-only or men-only rooms, which sleep 14 people.  Each bunk has ample storage underneath to store your belongings. 

  • Towels
  • Linens
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Group Bookings

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.

Groups Information

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.

Tanya Koob, Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies

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 and the Manager Tony are the warmest, kindest, and comforting things about being on the Bow Valley Parkway!

My friends and I stay here as much as we can when we just need a cheap, and beautiful weekend away from the busy-ness of the City!! 


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.


A Word about HI Wilderness Hostels

Learn the ins and outs of our special, rustic wilderness hostels in the Rockies.

Wilderness Season's Pass

The Early Bird 2019-2020 Wilderness Season Pass is on sale until October 31st. Click for more information and to purchase.

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