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HI-Castle Mountain Wilderness

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Highway 1A and Highway 93 South, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3 Canada See on map
1.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

I stayed at the HI-Castle Mountain Wilderness Hostel for 2 nights. I stayed here because of its proximity to Castle Mountain. It's really nice. The manager was very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere of this place is very serene. The kitchen is really big with...More

Thank Mike_Slawik
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

I recently stayed at this hostel and it was a great experience. Castle Mountain is a small place around 20 minutes outside of Banff. That is sufficient to escape the crowds and explore. The hostel is small with 14 bed male and 14 bed female...More

Thank mrlukenik
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Unique memories in that Hostel. We spent a few nights in 2 separate vacations. Tony is not just a manager. He can be a story teller, he can teach you what "the wild" is, how to respect wildlife. My wife and I from time to...More

Thank TonyBadmeat
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I would look elsewhere. The man named Tony who operates the hostel was not attentive to the clientele. While many patrons sat cold covered in pillows he simply would not use to the wood burning stove because he personally did not want to after I...More

1  Thank choncho1982
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This one is listed in the "wilderness" category of the HI hostels in Alberta, but it has consistent electricity, running water and hot showers. Pretty comfortable, and hardly feels busy even during the high season. The manager Tony is a unique character, but he keeps...More

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US$23 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
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Room & Suite (4)
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5 September 2018|
Response from Mike_Slawik | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can check out whenever you want. Checking out just means leaving.
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"A bed far away from the bathroom entrance is less bright and quieter."
26 Sep 2017
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"The top bunks are probably warmer in the winter"
19 Aug 2017
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"There is a Girls Dorm with 7 bunk beds to house a total of 14 people. If you are a light sleeper, bring..."
25 Nov 2016
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"They have just 2 rooms, one for ladys and the other for guys."
11 Jun 2014
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