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HI - Rampart Creek Wilderness Hostel

Ice Field Parkway, Banff, T1L 1B3, Canada

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Overall Rating 73%

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 80%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 80%
Security 60%
Service 80%
Comfort 60%
Green rating 80%

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 $21.94
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

  • 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
  • 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


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



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

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


Avatar for 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!


Avatar for 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!


Avatar for Rosie


Tue 22 Jul 2014


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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