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HI - Edmonton

10647 81st Ave, Edmonton, T6E 1Y1, Canada

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Overall Rating 91%

From 8 Reviews

Hostel rating (8)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 92%
Cleanliness 96%
Location 88%
Security 90%
Service 90%
Comfort 90%
Green rating 90%

You’re in the most popular neighbourhood in the city, just steps away from Edmonton’s Arts and Entertainment area; near the river valley trail system, the University of Alberta; and just across the river from downtown.

  • Dorm
    From $25.48
  • Private
    From $58.46
10 or more people?

Edmonton Hostel

Hostel Edmonton

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

A great urban hostel located where the fun is in Edmonton's historic Old Strathcona neighbourhood. HI Edmonton is located just off Whyte Avenue, the coolest strip for shopping, eating, drinking, and, entertainment. The hostel is near the river valley trail system, the University of Alberta, and just across the river from downtown. Everything guests need is within walking distance, and the famous West Edmonton Mall is only a bus ride away.

HI – Edmonton is open 24 hours and has a variety of facilities on offer including a TV room, games room, self-catering kitchen and a BBQ. With Internet access, laundry facilities and a lovely garden to enjoy, guests have everything that they may need catered for.

Edmonton has a welcoming, small-town feel but with the conveniences of a large city. Places worth visiting include, The Winspear Centre, Fort Edmonton Park and Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 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 12 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
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Car parking nearby - Less than 500 m
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports Equipment Storage - Skis
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 001-866-762-4122

Fax. 001-403-283-6503

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Whyte Avenue / Old Strathcona neighbourhood (At or next to the hostel)
  • River Valley hiking & biking trail system (500m to 1km)
  • West Edmonton Mall (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



location and price are competitive. friendly and helpful staff


Avatar for Sui Fong Kit

Sui Fong Kit,

Tue 09 Oct 2018

Thanks for your comments. I'm pleased you liked our location and pricing, and found our staff friendly and helpful. Greg, Manager

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Greg Waskul,

Thu 11 Oct 2018

Please don't advertise that there is a free breakfast and then just provide a cereal bar. Could have done with some more pots and pans. Everything else was top quality.


Avatar for Oliver


Fri 07 Sep 2018

Thanks for your comments. I'm pleased to see you had an excellent stay. I'm sorry if there was some miscommunication, but we don't advertise a breakfast. We offer free coffee & tea all day, and free cereal bars from 7am - 11am. Thanks for letting us know about the pots & pans. We'll put more out in the kitchen. Greg, Manager

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Greg Waskul,

Sun 09 Sep 2018

I loved Hi-Edmonton :) very kindness staffs, and everything was good


Avatar for Sunyeoung


Sun 26 Aug 2018

Colour on the walls. It is so grey and feels like a hospital. Or murals. Organise group activities: hikes, bike rides, walking tours, pubcrawl done by the staff to let guests interact with eachother. No I needed to do this all by myself with a piece of paper.


Avatar for Marleen


Sun 12 Aug 2018

Thanks for your comments. I'm pleased to see you had an excellent stay. We've been recently renovated with a colour scheme chosen by a designer in conjunction with our regional office. Unfortunately, we're still waiting on new artwork. We do offer hostel activities such as our free wine & cheese and BBQs to help guests try and meet each other. We'd like to do even more, but we don't have the budget for an activities coordinator. Greg, Manager

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Greg Waskul,

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Bei der Buchung war angegeben, dass es Handtücher gibt, auf dem Bett fand sich aber keines. Wenn das Handtuch auch dort liegen würde, wäre das praktisch gewesen.


Avatar for Elisabeth


Fri 27 Jul 2018

Thanks for your comments. I'm pleased to see you had an excellent stay with us. We don't leave towels on the beds, but we have free towels to borrow at the front desk. If you need one, just let us know. My apologies that wasn't communicated to you at check-in. Greg, Manager

Manager avatar

Greg Waskul,

Sun 29 Jul 2018


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (3 to 5km)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Gym (2 to 3km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (3 to 5km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Ski area (2 to 3km)
  • Swimming pool (3 to 5km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Take the Sky Shuttle. Specify our hostel and the driver will drop you off at the hostel front door. (about $18/one-way or $30/return). Or: Take an ETS bus to Century Park Transit Centre; then take the LRT to the U. of A. stop; then take the #7 bus which will drop you off on the corner of Whyte Ave. and 107 St.; then walk one block south we're on the corner of 81 Ave and 107 St. Fare: $5 one way; no transfer to regular ETS service.
Walk east to 101 Street catch the #9 Southgate bus southbound. Get off at 82 Avenue. Walk 3 blocks.
10647 - 81 Ave.
10647-81 Avenue. Free parking available at the hostel. Register your vehicle at reception.
Walk south for 4 blocks to Kingsway Avenue and take #12 Kinsway bus to Kingsway Mall. Take #9 Southgate bus. Get off at 82 Avenue and 109 Street. Hostel is 2 blocks east and 1 block south.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skateboarding
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights


  • Mission-based activities


  • Recycling areas


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in toilet

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