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HI-Mosquito Creek

  • Highway 93, c/o PO Box 1358, Banff, Alberta, Banff, Canada

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  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

See the Canada you imagined, the real Canadian Rockies, at 'HI-Mosquito Creek' Wilderness Hostel! - A simple cabin in the mountains with nothing else around! A great quiet, affordable alternative to staying in Lake Louise.

Located just 29 km north of 'Lake Louise' and 6 km south of Crowfoot Glacier on the 'Icefields Parkway' in the geographic middle of 'Banff National Park' at 6500 ft/1815 m. 'HI-Mosquito Creek' Wilderness Hostel is a Rustic - Wilderness property, it is an excellent place for backpackers and adventure travelers, like yourself, to base all your outdoor pursuits from; Summer: Hiking, Cycling, Climbing and Scrambling- Winter: Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing and Ice Climbing as well as incredible Nature Photography. 'HI-Mosquito Creek' Wilderness Hostel is a back-to-nature 'Off-the-Grid' wilderness experience away from the crowds, the shops and the bars of the town centers. Being 'Off-the-Grid' means that the hostel is very simple by nature; No Phone, No Electricity, No Running Water (No Showers or flush toilets) Outhouse toilets are available.

This hostel meets all the Hostelling International Quality Standards as a 'Rustic' hostel and guarantees that you will have a safe warm, comfortable sleep in clean facilities away from the bears. You can sleep uninterrupted while the creek splashes by your cabin window or the snow falls on the cabin roof. With accommodation for 20 people, the hostel provides a warm, inviting, personable atmosphere in which even the shyest of travelers will find themselves sharing the kitchen, sauna, campfire or travel stories with other adventurers well into the evening.

Give 'HI-Mosquito Creek' a try. Our hostel is all about the people you meet and the places you'll see on your travels - and being able to do so in a comfortable and communal environment. Come on, stay with us and try a unique Rocky Mountain experience you'll treasure for a lifetime.

**NOTE - Due to the wilderness location, accessibility for the physically disabled is challenging (call for further details) Credit Card needed when making reservations. Due to lack of direct/reliable communication with the Wilderness Hostels the Central Reservation Office is not able to make same day arrival reservations - walk in basis only. 48 hours individual cancellation - at all wilderness hostels. Book ahead to avoid any disappointment. As these smaller hostels are very popular both winter and summer.

RATES QUOTE FOR MEMBERS OF HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL. All non members will be charged an additional fee when they arrive at the Hostel.

CHECK IN - 17:00PM TO 22:00PM
*This hostel is closed during the day!
CHECK OUT - prior to 10:00am


A word on 'HI-Wilderness Hostels'

Get back to nature with 'HI' network of wilderness hostels. They're a varied bunch! Some have lights powered by propane, some have rustic wood-burning saunas, at some you'll get electricity, and at others you'll get to pump your own water. But whatever you're after, these hostels with their simple comforts immerse you in the natural splendour of the Rockies.

You'll be able to savour true silence, night skies bursting with stars and the knowledge that some of the world's most magnificent outdoors is, really, just out the door. Dotted along the 'Icefields Parkway', ad throughout the Parks, these hostels are set into pockets of trees, alongside creeks, or at the base of thousand-foot-high rock faces. Whether you get there by car, bike or on foot, your efforts are rewarded with some of the finer, simpler things in life - a warm fire, cozy lounges, and the chance to share food with new friends while you relive the day's adventures.
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HI-Mosquito Creek Located at Highway 93, c/o PO Box 1358, Banff, Alberta, Banff.
HI-Mosquito Creek
Banff Alberta T1L 1B3 Highway 93, c/o PO Box 1358, Banff, Alberta
77% 62
51.6304852 -116.3319969
HI-Mosquito Creek
    Rooms available 12 Bed Mixed Dorm

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Thu 27 Oct 2016 - Sun 30 Oct 2016 Change

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Latest Review

" Feels like camping in a log cabin with friends. There is a bonfire and firewood to use. No internet or wifi. There is lights and heat. My only suggestion is to make more signs for how to find the actual cabins for thr hostel. I pulled into mosquito Creek campground and drove around and didn't see it. I just saw tents and RVs everywhere and was worried I had just booked a campground. I didn't have internet access to read the hostel info once I arrived. Just need a better sign at the entrance. "

- Anonymous
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  • Free

    Linen Included Free Parking

  • General

    Common Room Bicycle Parking Breakfast Not Included Parking

  • Services

    Luggage Storage

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated above (see 'Things to Note' information).

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