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HI-Jasper Reviews

Box 387, Alberta, Jasper, Canada

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317 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 68%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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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!


Great location, near town and hiking trails.


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)


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.


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


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)


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)


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.


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


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!


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!


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.


Easy check-in and good introduction by the staff. Most of the 40 beds has a private atmosphere and it does not feel like sleeping in a sports hall. Dorm itself was sufficiently clean, the smell was sometimes to private, but this is not the fault of the hostel. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need for normal cooking. The capacity of the cooking area seem sufficient. The wash rooms are simple but sufficient. All in all the stay was nice and I can recommend the hostel.

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