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Whiskey Jack Hostel - Yoho National Park

Takkawa Falls, Yoho National Park, V0A 1G0, Canada

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Overall Rating 79%

From 4 Reviews

Hostel rating (4)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 88%
Cleanliness 76%
Location 100%
Security 64%
Service 80%
Comfort 68%
Green rating 76%

This hostel is 27km west of Lake Louise and a short walk from Takakkaw Falls, one of Canada’s 5 highest free-falling waterfalls.

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Yoho National Park Hostel

Hostel Yoho National Park

Welcome to our hostel

HI-Yoho National Park, The Whiskey Jack Hostel is a true gem of a hostel that is a must do stop on your trip through the Canadian Rockies.

This wilderness hostel is lucky enough to have both showers and flush toilets in each 9-bed dormitory. Being a much smaller hostel, the atmosphere is much more welcoming for even the shyest of travellers to meet up with people and find hiking partners around the campfire at the end of the day.

The hostel is just short walk from Takakkaw Falls, one of Canada's five highest waterfalls. The adventurous may want to walk 1.5km to the base of the falls and feel the icy cool mist. In the morning enjoy hikes to the Iceline, Yoho Lake or Twin Falls.

This hostel is a SUMMER ONLY facility, open from late June to September, so please check dates of operation to avoid disappointment!


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

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
  • Lockers Available
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 24/06/2016 to 30/09/2016


Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (403) 670-7580

Fax. 1(403) 283-6503

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Takakkaw Falls (3 to 5km)
  • Burgess Shale World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Iceline Trail Hiking (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Rustic atmosphere (no electricity) would be great in a nice weather, we happened to sit in the dark with the door open for ventilation as it was cold and raining (in Sept). Could you make exceptions and let people stay inside in the bad weather? I would love to see compost separated from regular garbage, even though it's tricky in the bear area.


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Wed 23 Sep 2015

It was great, though I wasn't as keen on having to stay in a dorm style room.


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Thu 27 Aug 2015

Im Schlafraum muss mindestens ein Fenster geöffnet werden können und mit Mückennetz versehen sein. Küche und Essraum sind zu klein für die Anzahl Betten.


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Mon 03 Aug 2015

This is a brilliant location with a real taste of old-fashioned hostelling: people talking to each other, sharing stories, enjoying the surroundings and the possibilities there. We loved it.


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Wed 22 Jul 2015

Most awesome place to stay, friendly staff, the location is probably one of the most spectacular one can imagine. Nice view to Takkawa Falls from the proch. just an amazing place. There is no electricity and no wifi, which makes people more social. Absolutly recommendable for people who like to hike as well, with the beautiful Iceline hike wich starts just outside the hostel... (y)


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Jesper Lundsgaard,

Mon 25 Aug 2014


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

Getting to us

220km west from Calgary International Airport
Greyhound bus stop in nearby town of Field. No public transit to hostel, hitch-hiking would be required (the hostel is a 15km uphill walk from Field)
27km west of Lake Louise. From Hwy 1/Trans Canada Hwy, turn onto Yoho Valley Road (4km east of the nearby town of Field). Follow this road northbound until you reach the hostel. Parking at the hostel

Sustainability initiatives


  • Environmental cleaning


  • Working with local community
  • Mission-based activities


  • Recycling areas

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