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HI - Edmonton

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

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Overall Rating 94%

From 2 Reviews

Hostel rating (2)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 95%
Cleanliness 100%
Location 95%
Security 95%
Service 95%
Comfort 85%
Green rating 85%

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 $31.76
  • Private
    From $71.24
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 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, 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 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 13 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of 10 % of rates quoted is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • 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
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Distance - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • 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

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



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


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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


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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

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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


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Sun 26 Aug 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. ($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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