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Canmore Hostel

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Property Description

The iconic Canmore Hotel has been around since 1890, ?The Ho? was notorious for its wild parties and the hotel above it was the place to recuperate afterwards. After a 20 month extensive restoration and renovation to this heritage building, the old hotel is back with the rooms transitioned into both private and hostel dorm style accommodation. Our main floor bar features a large stage for live bands on the weekends along with world class DJ's - it can get loud and entertaining on the weekends in our place, so be prepared for a great time!

We are the only hostel in Canmore that is located on its most vibrant street ? Main Street. We are on main street and 7th avenue corner in downtown Canmore. We are located across the street from the city & regional transit bus service that also goes to Banff National Park where you can catch another bus to Lake Louise.

We have kitchen facilities, common game room along with the bar/restaurant below. Our hotel has a cannabis shop in the back lane. Our rooms come in categories of private with private washroom attached. Private with shared washroom and shower facilities. We offer 3 types of private rooms, 1xKing OR 1xQuuen OR 2xSingle Bed(s). We also offer dorm rooms in categories of 6, 7, 8 and 12 beds. Dorms are available in female only and mixed gender options.

?The Ho' on the main floor is back as the largest nightclub in Canmore, with live music acts and popular DJ's performing weekly. Enjoy the social interaction upstairs in the hostel, mingle and make new friends in our turn of the century saloon inspired bar/restaurant downstairs. We encourage you to explore the natural paradise around you throughout the day and let loose at the ?The Ho? as your evening progresses. We look forward to hosting wanderers from across the country and the world.

Canmore terms and conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival.

Check in from 16:00 to 24:00 .
If you need to pre-arrange alternate times please contact us in advance.
Check out before 10:00am.

Payment upon arrival by credit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes not included - 9.00% (5% GST 4% Alberta Tourism Levy)
Breakfast not included.

Reception: by phone/sms text message or email only.
No curfew - Self check in access pin code to property/room and common areas after hours.
We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age.
We are located above a bar/restaurant and it is a party hostel so the common area and some rooms can be noisy.
The maximum period of stay is of 28 days.

Reviews & Ratings

134 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Sep 09, 2023
The only thing that made this higher than a 1 is the location. No hot water for the entire 3 days of our stay, with no staff to report it to. The front door doesn’t lock and the inside locks only sometimes work. Within the dorms, some beds don’t have curtains, others don’t have railings, no air circulation, and there’s definitely no bins (except the overflowing ones in the kitchen.) There is no common area except the kitchen, with a fridge full of expired items. No vibe at all. Spend the money anywhere else
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All Female Group, 31-40
Aug 25, 2023
Unhygienic and not well looked after. My towel had a stain and there was no pillow on my bad, no staff to report these issues to. Woke up this morning to 4 toilets with not a single roll of toilet paper. Needed to store some luggage today but couldn’t get hold of anyone, really not happy about that as I’m now stuck with all my things until my bus arrives, which isn’t for another 5 hours. Really unimpressed. The whole ‘not having staff around’ does not work.
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Female, 25-30
Aug 23, 2023
This hostel was horrifying, no one on staff there at all, room smelt like cigarettes, the whole place was dirty. Looks nothing like the photos. It was so bad we left after 15 minutes and paid to stay in a hotel. Book at your own risk.
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All Female Group, 25-30


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Dishwasher
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Parking
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • Postal Service
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Nightclub
    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi