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HI - Edmonton

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

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Overall Rating 87%

From 5 Reviews

Hostel rating (5)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 88%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 83%
Security 88%
Service 90%
Comfort 83%
Green rating 80%

You’re steps away from Edmonton’s Arts and Entertainment area; near the University of Alberta; and across the river from downtown. Summer in the City: 4 dorm nights; West Edmonton Mall Choice Pass; 2 ETS tickets; Bike rental. Member pricing starting at $143! Available June 1 – September 30, 2014.

  • Dorm
    From €19.26
  • Private
    From €44.84
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, pubbing and clubbing, near the University of Alberta and across the river from the downtown core. Everything guests need is within walking distance and the infamous West Edmonton Mall is only a short 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

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • 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.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • 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 - Charges Apply
  • 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



Helpful, friendly staff. Pretty organised hostel with rooms and layout. Good to have basin in room. Big, clean kitchen was nice to cook in. Enjoyed having a library to read a book. Perhaps lacking a speck of personality though perhaps this will be improved when refurbishments finished.


Avatar for Cristine


Thu 01 Sep 2016

I'd been concerned the renovations would affect me, but there was no noise and no mess. I enjoyed the staff led activities and found it friendly. I particularly liked the pre printed slips of paper with info on how to get to tourist attractions.


Avatar for Muriel


Fri 22 Jul 2016

Breakfast is included! Not! you get a granolabar as breakfast! Kitchen +vashing facilities good. Close to shops and restaurants. Nice and quiet.


Avatar for conny


Tue 19 Jul 2016


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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