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HI - Fernie - Raging Elk Hostel

892 6th Avenue PO Box 160, Fernie, V0B 1M0, Canada

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this hostel is closed until late spring. For the ultimate Canadian mountain experience in winter and summer come and stay at The Raging Elk! Situated in the heart of Fernie we are walking distance to shops, resturants, markets and night life. Enjoy hikes and mountain biking from our front doors or Fernie Alpine Resort is a short drive for downhill skiing,mountain biking, scenic chairlift rides and ziplining!

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Fernie Hostel

Hostel Fernie

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this hostel is closed until late spring.

"Spend a night, not a fortune!" Nestled in the heart of Canada's snowbelt, the Raging Elk Hostel combines an outrageous social experience with easy access to the sickest powder skiing and snowboarding on the planet, and most radical mountain biking across Canada! Access world-class fly fishing, extreme white water rafting, diverse hiking trails and a cool mountain community right from our front doors! Spacious common lounges available for meetings and gatherings,cool onsite bar featuring Jam night Mondays , reading areas, piano, pool table, sauna, on-site parking ,ski shuttle from front doors, large sunny patio and bbq area We also feature a ski and snowboard tuning room, a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, lockable storage , FREE internet access, cable TV, coin laundry, private rooms, 4 person bunk rooms with private ensuite and dorm rooms available.!,Contact the front desk and book a whole 6, 8 or 10 person room for just you and your friends


Prices are non-member 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.
  • 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 not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of CAD 10 per person per night 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



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Sauna
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • 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
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby
  • Internet Cafe Distance - 500m to 1km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 14 Jun to 01 May

From 07:00 to 11:00
From 04:00 to 11:00
From 04:00 to 11:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (250) 423-6811

Fax. (250) 423-6812

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Fernie Alpine Resort (1 to 2km)
  • Island Lake Lodge (2 to 3km)
  • Downtown Fernie (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



The staff were very friendly and helpful, I was arriving at 5am so Alexis left a key for a room so I would be able to sleep a little which I really appreciated. The hostel overall was very run down, the kitchen and bathrooms were dirty. I've chosen "somewhat likely" to the below questions because this is the only hostel in Fernie so I don't think some people would have a choice.


Avatar for Kimberly


Wed 22 Aug 2018

The room was extremely hot. I would suggest putting a fan in. Other than that we enjoyed our stay!!


Avatar for Michaela


Mon 06 Aug 2018

We sayed at the Elk for a week and really enjoyed it! It's clean, close to town and the rooms are spacious!


Avatar for Doreen


Thu 26 Oct 2017

Nothing particularly negative stood out, just the building itself is a little dated and could do with a freshen up, and the plastic mattresses were a little lumpy and uncomfortable.


Avatar for Katrina


Sun 03 Sep 2017

such a cosy place. so nice to relax in the rediculously comfy couches while your pizza or risotto is getting ready in the spatious kitchen after a big day of snowboarding the legendary bowls. after enjoying your self cooked meal just go to the kodiak lounge and enjoy some high-quality fernie special beers for the very low price of $4.50 per pint (in canada beer doesn't get any cheaper than this)


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Sun 15 Jan 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (Less than 500m)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Ski area (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
  • Water park (Less than 500m)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Fly into Calgary International airport Cranbrook Canadian Rockies airport or Kalispell Montana. Shuttle services from Calgary and Cranbrook include the Fernie connector or the Fernie shuttle during the winter months
The Greyhound bus service offers transportation to Fernie daily - situated at Huskey/smittys Fernie
Phone 250 423 4408 or email
Onsite parking available. Plug-ins also available.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Team-Building
  • Tennis
  • Walking / Hiking

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