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HI - Rampart Creek Wilderness Hostel

Ice Field Parkway, Banff, T1L 1B3, Canada

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

  • Dorm
    From $22.25
10 or more people?

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 are members' 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 members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • 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
  • Sauna

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times


Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (403) 670-7580

Fax. (403) 283-6503

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



Sehr authentische Jugendherberge, die auf jeden Fall ein einzigartiges Erlebnis ist. So nah ist man der Natur nur beim Campen. Absolut weiterzuempfehlen.


Avatar for Adrian


Tue 03 Oct 2017

The hostel is lovely, quiet with beautiful scenery. Ken is lovely and you feel at home straight away. It is very clean and the rooms are comfortable and the kitchen has everything you need. The only thing that we would of liked is showers! We didn't know there wouldn't be any until we arrived


Avatar for Stacey


Thu 07 Sep 2017

A wonderful hostel. The location is remote, but pretty easy to access right off the parkway. Manager Ken can recommend some gret hikes in the area suited to all sorts of ability levels. The site is pretty clean overall.


Avatar for Michael


Thu 24 Aug 2017

Amazing position just by the creek in the forest, clean and comfortable. Very good management


Avatar for Silvia


Wed 17 Aug 2016

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.


Avatar for Alla


Wed 21 Oct 2015


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

281kms to Calgary International Airport
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.
Free parking is available at the hostel
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Volleyball

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Renewable energy


  • Recycling areas

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