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HI - Lake Louise Alpine Centre

203 Village Road, Lake Louise, T0L 1E0, Canada

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Overall Rating 92%

From 8 Reviews

Hostel rating (8)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 91%
Cleanliness 92%
Location 98%
Security 92%
Service 88%
Comfort 89%
Green rating 86%

In the middle of Banff National Park, the hostel is right in the heart of all the best mountain activities - including some of Canada’s best skiing.

  • Dorm
    From €19.14
10 or more people?

Lake Louise Hostel

Hostel Lake Louise

Welcome to our hostel

Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, surrounded by majestic mountains, alpine meadows and gem-like lakes, HI-Lake Louise Alpine Centre is the destination of choice for budget-conscious travellers who want to experience amazing wilderness adventures.

This Lake Louise hostel boasts a sauna, library, licensed café and fireplace for everyone to gather around and relax after the day’s inevitable adventures, and is HI quality certified which means high standards are always kept throughout the year.

With hundreds of kilometres of unparalleled hiking and cross-country ski trails leading from the doorstep, white-water rafting, horseback riding, dogsledding, wildlife viewing and a world-class ski resort that offers challenging chutes, vast open bowls, mogul fields and some of the best powder on the continent, HI-Lake Louise is just waiting for you to discover it!


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.
  • 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
  • Sauna
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Sports Equipment Storage - Skis
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:30 to 22:00
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-403-522-2201

Fax. 1-888-839-5808

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Lake Louise & Moraine Lake (5 to 10km)
  • Columbia Icefield Centre (More than 10km)
  • Lake Louise Ski Resort (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



The rooms are a bit cramped. I rented a private room with my husband that had just enough room for two twin beds and a wooden box/locker thing. A double bed with a twin bunk on top would actually open the room up a bit more and allow a family of three to stay. The wi-fi was terrible - intermittent and very slow. There was a games room with a TV but no cable. The kitchen was overrun for hours by an oriental group who stood around socializing and watching two of them cook. More kitchen space!


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Sat 17 Oct 2015

Nice hostel, really friendly staff, restaurant nice, kitchen clean and large enough for people staying at hostel.


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Wed 14 Oct 2015

Um espaço super acolhedor, bem localizado! Cozinha bem equipada. Quartos espaçosos e confortáveis.


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Rita Gil,

Sat 10 Oct 2015

The stay at the Lake Louise Hostel started out with a smooth, easy friendly check in. As the first night progressed I started to wonder if I made a mistake staying here. Until about 2:30am the first night it was like trying to sleep in the middle of a fraternity party. Doors were slamming, walls (and even the bed) were shaking and music was playing.. After that first night things got much better and quieter. Great location, nice rooms, comfortable bed, excellent staff, great kitchens.


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Fri 09 Oct 2015

Need to improve the communication of reservation information between your website and the hostel and between hostel staff. I reserved a private room online two weeks ahead of time. When I arrived at the hostel there were no rooms available. The host was not able to find my reservation. My girlfriend and I had to share a single bed in a private dorm room. The same thing happened the second night. Only to have a stranger walk into our room at midnight. Apparently there was a note on our file!?


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Thu 08 Oct 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Ski area (500m to 1km)
  • Swimming pool (Less than 500 m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

200km to Calgary Airport. 2 hour drive to hostel; 2 1/2 to 3 hours by bus.
Greyhound Bus Depot located 1km from hostel in village centre at Samson Mall
Alternate Transport
750m north of village centre. When you enter off Highway #1, you will come to a 4-way stop. Turn right (onto Village Road). We are on the left side, just past the small bridge, in the second-to-last building. The hostel is a large red building with a green roof. You will see the large 'ALPINE CLUB' sign and smaller "HI' sign... that's us!, Plenty of free parking available at hostel.
Free onsite parking
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights


  • Educational programs


  • Recycling areas


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in toilet

Sustainability labels

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