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Whiskey Jack Hostel - Yoho National Park

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

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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

Hostelling International

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 non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax of 15% is payable at check-in.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • 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.
  • Children under the age of 13 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • 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

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
  • Lockers Available
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 22:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (866) 762-4122

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



the three tier bunk beds are just wrong!


Avatar for David


Mon 27 Aug 2018

Staying in the whiskey jack hostel was an good experience. Located in the national park you have all the peace and quite you can wish for. Great hicking trails are just around the corner. The waterfall is also just a short walk away. The hostel is closed between 10 to 5pm. You need to plan your day. The stuff is really friendly and Helpful and the room are clean.


Avatar for anika


Tue 26 Sep 2017

Es erfüllt seinen Zweck, mehr aber auch nicht.


Avatar for Svenja


Wed 20 Sep 2017

Lovely place to stay, nice & clean!


Avatar for Daniel


Thu 24 Aug 2017

The surrounding is amazing. The washroom and the beds are clean.


Avatar for Angelique


Wed 28 Sep 2016


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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