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HI - Canmore

Indian Flats Rd, Box 8040, Canmore, T1W 2T8, Canada

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Overall Rating 87%

From 4 Reviews

Hostel rating (4)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 91%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 77%
Security 86%
Service 91%
Comfort 89%
Green rating 74%

HI Canmore is located in a beautiful forested area with spectacular views of the mountains, and endless trails from outside our front door.

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Canmore Hostel

Hostel Canmore

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI - Canmore is ideally located on the eastern outskirts of the town of Canmore on the eastern boundary of Banff National Park, in the heart of world-class hiking, rock and ice climbing, mountaineering and skiing. Comprised of two buildings, each has a fully equipped kitchen, living room, fireplace, deck and barbecue.

HI - Canmore is ideal for small and large groups or individuals looking for a quiet, affordable overnight stay in the Canadian Rockies.

With the exception of groceries, HI-Canmore is equipped to provide you with everything you may need during your stay, be it as a one night jumping-off point to the backcountry or for longer term recreating in the Canmore/ Banff area.


Prices are members' prices

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Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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  • Limited
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Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports Equipment Storage - Skis
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 21:00
From 14:00 to 23:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (403) 678-3200

Fax. (403) 678-3224

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Canmore Nordic Centre (3 to 5km)
  • Elevation Place (2 to 3km)
  • Banff National Park (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



The kitchen was fantastic! Loved the living room!


Avatar for Eden


Mon 10 Sep 2018

- Having a gas pilot light permanently on, on the ovens was incredibly wasteful. - Wi-Fi was pretty much unusable. - We were put in a 6 person room, even though we booked a 4 person. - Terrible location if you don't have a car. - Tv didn't work. - Check in wasn't open when it should have been. Consequently we had to wait in the morning to pay before we could leave. - Lounge was very comfortable. - Great location to base hikes. - Good views from hostel. - Kitchen was well equipped.


Avatar for Oliver


Sat 25 Aug 2018

Overall a very enjoyable experience. The hostel is in a very nice spot on the hills outside Canmore. The overall hygiene ist good for a hostel. The staff are nice and helpful. The billing is a bit confusing (deposit is not listed on final bill). The proudly presented ecological credentials are somewhat cast into doubt e.g. by lights (and stereos) being left on all night (why not invest a couple of bucks for motion sensors?). The wifi is very spotty.


Avatar for Julius


Sat 23 Jun 2018

HI Canada has also asked for feedback, which I have given. The website needs to be clearer re the location for those who are on foot. The hill is quite steep! The access to food onsite is poor - not worth tackling the hill each way to get it from the town! The food to buy onsite is overpriced - CAD$4 for instant noodles. Suggest a vending machine with very practical food items like cereals, longlife milk, etc. We had to move on the next day because of the hill/food aspect!


Avatar for Kathryn


Fri 22 Jun 2018

Beautiful building with excellent facilities in a lovely location. Shared four bed bunkroom was quite small but communal showers and toilets were high quality. Shared kitchen and common room was high quality, effective and comfortable. Historical memorabilia of Alpine Club of Canada was interesting and well presented.


Avatar for Nicholas


Thu 05 Oct 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (3 to 5km)
  • National / State Park (5 to 10km)
  • Nightlife (3 to 5km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (3 to 5km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (2 to 3km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (3 to 5km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (3 to 5km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

4.4km from Canmore Greyhound station.
Travel Westbound on the Trans-Canada Highway (#1) from Calgary to Canmore. Turn right at the first Canmore exit after crossing the Bow River signed for Hwy 1A. Turn left (East) onto Hwy 1A. After 0.8km turn left onto Indian Flats Road. We have two parking lots below the main hostel you may drive up to the building for unloading of luggage. Two parking lots below the main hostel. You may drive up to the building for unloading of luggage.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski / Snowboarding

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