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HI - Rampart Creek Wilderness Hostel

Ice Field Parkway, Banff, T1L 1B3, Canada

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Overall Rating 90%

From 2 Reviews

Hostel rating (2)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 93%
Security 87%
Service 100%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 100%

Away from the busy centres of the Banff and Jasper townsites, halfway up the Icefields Parkway, enjoy the peaceful serenity in this area.

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Banff Hostel

Hostel Banff

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Winters at HI-Rampart Creek Wilderness Hostel are a magical time filled with the jingling of carabiners and ice screws and stories of victory and defeat at the hands of the frozen foe.

The Rampart Creek Wilderness Hostel’s facilities include a common room, self-catering kitchen, Internet access, bicycle storage and sauna to relax in after a hard days climb. Book ahead to avoid any disappointment, as these smaller hostels are very popular in both winter and summer.

Rampart Creek has over 150 ice climbs within 30 minutes’ drive. Climbs range from a few for the timid or beginner up to those for extreme (or insane) climbers, with new mixed routes popping up each year. Not into ice climbing? Well, ice climbers go to bed early and tend to leave before most sane people are up, leaving plenty of time to relax at the hostel, enjoy the sauna and check out some skiing or snowshoeing in the area

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

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

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Sauna

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times


Reception:
Check-in:

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (403) 670-7580

Fax. (403) 283-6503

central.res@hihostels.ca

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • The Weeping Wall (More than 10km)
  • The Icefields Centre (More than 10km)
  • Sunset Pass / Lookout to Pinto Lake (2 to 3km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

We had a great time. It was a very special occasion as 15 of us stayed at Rampart Creek for Thanksgiving, and we even had a full Turkey Dinner feast. The hostel manager was very friendly, but there was some initial confusion about room assignments and distribution. Generally, the head office needs to be more aware of the way the different hostels are set up so that they can give better advice and avoid confusing the guests.

90%

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Alla,

Wed 21 Oct 2015

Ken was the nicest guy we met. He was a really nice and helpful innkeeper

93%

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Ulrike,

Wed 26 Aug 2015

Ken was very welcoming. The place is a bit remote for people without car. As it's a wilderness HI hostel you don't have to expect a lot of comfort but sure, you will meet the greatest people there, talking around the fireplace eating marshmallows! Great experience!

87%

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Lorenzo,

Wed 13 Aug 2014

Ken was really friendly and informative making this hostel my favourite out of the three I stayed at. The layout of be hostel encourages conversations and you get to know your fellow travellers really easily. Ken went the extra mile by providing a campfire even though it was raining!

100%

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Rosie,

Tue 22 Jul 2014

Security please! A few ski sized lockers would be nice, though Ken was gracious enough to let us store our skis in his cabin. I imagine many of your guests bring expensive equipment, and there is little by way of hostel security while we are gone for the day.

70%

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Shannon,

Thu 13 Feb 2014

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • 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)
  • Distance to Restaurants (More than 10km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
281kms to Calgary International Airport
Bus
Greyhound Bus to Banff Lake Louise and Jasper – then change to Sundog Tours bus which runs once daily
Alternate Transport
91km north of Lake Louise 37km south of Columbia Icefield Centre on Hwy 93/Icefields Parkway. 11km north of Saskatchewan Crossing on the right-hand side. Available free at hostel.
Car
Free parking is available at the hostel
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Volleyball

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Low carbon activities
  • Environmental cleaning

Energy

  • Energy saving lights
  • Renewable energy

Waste

  • Recycling areas

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