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HI - Edmonton

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

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Overall Rating 91%

From 1 Review

Hostel rating (1)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 73%
Cleanliness 100%
Location 93%
Security 100%
Service 93%
Comfort 87%
Green rating 87%

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this hostel is closed until late spring. You’re in the most popular neighbourhood in the city - Edmonton’s Arts and Entertainment district; near the river valley trail system, the University of Alberta; and just across the river from downtown.

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hi-edmonton

Edmonton Hostel

Hostel Edmonton

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this hostel is closed until late spring.
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 free WiFi, laundry facilities, library, and a lovely back courtyard 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 West Edmonton Mall, Art Gallery of Alberta, Royal Alberta Museum, Fort Edmonton Park.

Prices

Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Additional tax of 9% is payable at check-in.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 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 13 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 12 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 001-866-762-4122

Fax. 001-403-283-6503

edmonton@hihostels.ca

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

Reviews

Reviews

Hostel was great, though the assistant manager came to me and was quite hostile towards as apparently someone had complained about me being loud during the quiet hours which I firmly disagree that I was, and that made me feel rather unwelcome at the hostel. I've stayed in hostels all over the world and never had that happen to me. It is nice to see that that is how he wants to treat a HI member on his birthday. The rest of the staff was very friendly though.

93%

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Brenden,

Wed 25 Dec 2019

Thanks for your comments. I'm pleased to see you had a great stay with us. I apologize for the tone the assistant manager used during your interaction. I'm sorry he made you feel that way. I have spoken to him about this and he did not intend to come across like that. Glad to hear you found the rest of the staff very friendly. Greg, Manager

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Greg Waskul,

Fri 27 Dec 2019

Great place to stay, though the heating was way too hot on arrival, had to crack a window

100%

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Peter,

Sun 10 Feb 2019

Thanks for your comments. I'm glad you found the hostel a great place to stay. Sorry to hear you found the room too hot. Thanks for letting us know. We'll look into it. Greg, Manager

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Greg Waskul,

Tue 12 Feb 2019

location and price are competitive. friendly and helpful staff

100%

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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

Manager avatar

Greg Waskul,

Thu 11 Oct 2018

Location

Location
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)
  • Distance to 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

Airport
Take the Sky Shuttle. Specify our hostel and the driver will drop you off at the hostel front door. ($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.
Taxi
10647 - 81 Ave.
Car
10647-81 Avenue. Free parking available at the hostel. Register your vehicle at reception.
Rail
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
  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skateboarding
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking
Sustainability

Sustainability initiatives

Air

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

Energy

  • Energy saving lights

People

  • Mission-based activities

Waste

  • Recycling areas

Water

  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in toilet

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