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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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HI Yoho National Park, Whiskey Jack

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

HI Yoho National Park, The Whiskey Jack Hostel is a true gem of a hostel that is a must do stop on your trip through the Canadian Rockies. The hostel is just short walk from Takakkaw Falls, one of Canada's five highest waterfalls.

From the deck of the hostel, you can watch the glacier fed 1254 ft Takakkaw Falls swell during the day from heat of the sun as the grey melt water runs. Every now and then, you can hear the crack of a water flung bolder rumble over. The adventurous may want to walk 1.5km to the base of the falls and feel the icy cool mist.

The hostel is located just 27 km west of Lake Louise Alberta, making it a peaceful and affordable alternative to staying in Lake Louise. This wilderness hostel is lucky enough to have both showers and flush toilets in each nine bed dormitory and has a total capacity for 27 guests. Being a much smaller hostel the atmosphere is much more welcoming for even the shyest of travellers to meet up with people and find hiking partners around the campfire at the end of the day.

This hostel is a summer only facility, open from late June to September, so please check dates of operation to avoid disappointment!

Note: All reservations are handled through the Central Reservation Office and hand delivered to the hostel manager as there is no phone or cellular service at this hostel. For this reason Guaranteed reservations must be cancelled 48 hours in advance of arrival to receive a refund and there are no same day arrival bookings, any empty beds will be on a walk in basis first come first serve on the posted sign up board at the hostel. As always PLEASE NO SLEEPING BAGS.

A word on HI-Wilderness Hostels

Get back to nature with HI's 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 food, 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.
Hours of operation
Closed: October-June Check-in: 5 - 11pm Check-out: 8 - 10am View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Aug 2019
    Amazing place to stay! Can’t beat a waterfall right outside your front door!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    13 Aug 2019
    Fantastic remote hostel. Loved the location and nice to be disconnected for a few days. Everyone staying was lovely and the hostel itself has a great rustic feel. Will be back.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Aug 2019
    I really like the atmosphere . Too bad I stayed only one night this time ..
    Japan, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    21 Sep 2019
    Nice Hostel in the middle of the woods. It is quite a long drive up the mountains and takes about 40min from Lake Louise. Well equipped kitchen and very nice and helpful staff. You hear the takakkaw falls from your dorm bed which makes ypu feel like you are out in nature
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Sep 2018
    Amazing hostel with great management tucked away in the forests of Yoho National Park. Mostly Europeans here both times I've stayed which is greathe! Met some really nice people. Comfy beds. Hot shower. Good kitchen. Only complaint is the same I have for all hostels in Canada...why so expensive?
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    14 Aug 2018
    Good location with great facilities would stay here again!
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    12 Aug 2019
    This hostel was the bomb! I loved everything about it! Friendly manager, great location close to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, you can see Takakkaw Falls from there; it was a total Canadian Rockies’ paradise! Also, very close to Field town to fill up your gasoline, Lake Emerald and also there’s a trail where you can hike up to Twin Falls!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    06 Aug 2019
    Joel was great and super helpful when suggesting hikes and local sight seeing. We barely spent any time at the hostel, as we got there around 5, went for a hike, got back and went directly to bed. We were up at 7 a.m and showered and left. Unfortunately, we weren't able to use the kitchen or outdoor fire pit (it was raining) but the shower was clean and the hot water was lovely. The location was great, although something a bit closer to town would have also been more efficient.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.3


    28 Aug 2019
    It really depends what you’re looking for! I thought it was perfect because it’s clean. You have all you need in the kitchen. What you must know, is that you have no phone coverage, it’s in Yoho National Park. Its small, lovely and rustic
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    17 Sep 2019
    It was paceful to stay if you do not mine NO INTERNET and CELL PHONE!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
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  • Linen Included
  • Outdoor Terrace