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HI-Jasper Reviews

Box 387, Alberta, Jasper, Canada

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76%

Rating
332 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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83%

Great stay, very comfortable. Excellant kitchen facilities and nice common room area to hang and meet other people. Would stay again!

  • 9th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


74%

It'snot clean comparing to other hostels in Canada. Especiallybathroom and showerroom.. I think...!!!


86%

The staff was great; obviously the building is old and has some challenges. I would have like to see the kitchen faucets work better - knowing the trades, for less than $100.00 in parts, struggling with getting them to work well would be a thing of the past.

  • 3rd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


66%

Its a fair way from town, thats the biggest drawback, and last shuttle bus (which is $5 one way) is 5:15 in the summer!) taxis are expensive, so either have a car or if your lucky, hitch a ride. I stayed a week there and was lucky to meet someone with a car so we could do all the best hikes which were about 1hr away by car. The hostel is pretty basic, the huge dorms are interesting...here is a tip...BRING EARPLUGS... guaranteed there will be at least one snorer and many people moving about.


51%

Doors not locked. No shoes inside, get to walk through muck in the kitchen. Supposedly no cooking in kitchen before 8am but then huge groups get to ignore this rule and make enough noise to wake the dead. No breakfast. $8 return to get to town. 2 toilets and 3 showers for 35+ women. Second part of 40 bed dorm smells disgusting and has no windows. And to get to the toilet it is upstairs, then over, then down again. Ridiculous set up. Common room ok if music is quiet otherwise no talking possible.


66%

Women had to walk far to use the bathroom, was annoying in the middle of the night. The bed was comfortable and the room was warm and clean. Why cant you use your own pillow though?

  • 17th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

A little far out of Jasper, which could be a problem without a car, but I loved feeling like I was really outdoors. Was actually refreshing to be out of town. Overall I had a fantastic stay. The atmosphere at HI Jasper is really great - I felt at home as soon as I arrived and hope to return!

  • 13th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

Just about excellent location for Hiking up the mountain! From the downtown it's quite far... Good spot to meet other people from all around.


94%

I loved this hostel! The beds were comfortable and considering I was staying in the 48ppl dorm room the noise level was really great. The facilities were great! The only thing which wasn't so great was how far the hostel is from the Jasper town, but alas that can't be helped. I would recommend this in a heart beat!


83%

Great location, near town and hiking trails.


51%

I accept that 40 bed dorm is never going to be good but I wouldn't have wanted to stay more than one night. The bathroom was filthy and lacking in privacy. There was no door to the bathroom and showers had only curtains. Given that the facilities are far less comfortable than most HI hostels I don't know how they justify the price. They could stand to throw in a free breakfast or something. Stay at a wilderness hostel instead.

  • 22nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

Overall, the facility was great and the services was awesome. I was quite unsure about the parking at first but it seems to be fine.


80%

The hostel is located 7 kms outside of jasper. There is a bus shuttle available but its quite expensiv in my opinion. Additionally there is NO public transport available in jasper. To avoid being stucked it's the best to rent a car - possible for approx CAD 60/day. The hostel itself was clean. The bankbeds are good. If one person is moving, not the whole bankbed wobbles! The chitchen offers plenty of space. Unfortunately not all hot platrs worked. Also only two of three toilettes were available


97%

Lots of positive energy and great people enjoying life. Cooking and BBQ on deck was a huge bonus!

  • 16th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

The rooms were great, well furnished and well taken care of. The showers could use an update. Overall it was a great experience.

  • 11th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


63%

The location is the hardest thing about this hostel, it's a struggle to get in and out of jasper, and the last shuttle is at 5pm so unless you have a car or pay for an expensive taxi you can't go into town for dinner or a drink. There is also no breakfast options, not even free tea or coffee so you must be organised before you get there. The dorm room is good, the bathrooms really need renovating as the showers are poor and toilet doors don't close properly. Staff are pretty sullen mostly.


80%

I enjoyed staying here. Peaceful, not too far to walk to town. Just what I was looking for.


94%

Great Hostel, slightly out of town but regular shuttles provided. Huge dorms but not super loud so just fine for getting your head down. Big kitchen and great common area for meeting other especially when your travelling solo! Great staff, clean hostel, lovely evening campfires when the weather allows!


86%

HI-Jasper is a very atmospheric hostel, located on a mountainside about 10 kilometres outside the town. Shuttle is provided only twice a day in the morning and evening ... considering the distant location, adding more shuttle times would be a massive improvement. Virtually everything else is awesome: down to earth staff, cute hostel dog, sweet common area. Just pre plan your grocery and beer/wine shopping before taking the shuttle up, and everything else is gravy!


94%

great spot, definitely recommend for nature lovers. everyone is super into hiking and skiing which is great. friendly staff, clean dorms, nice fire pit outside to relax, will stay again.




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