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
48 HOUR CANCELLATION REQUIRED!
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.