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HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel

Highway 93 N, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3 Canada
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Is your holiday travel budget not going far enough?Having difficulty keeping to your travel budget? Need a cheap accommodation solution so you can see everything in Banff and not have to sleep in a tent? Is staying Lake Louise too expensive for you? And the idea of camping in the unpredictable mountain weather unappealing? Did you say yes to anyone if not all of these questions? You should stay at the wilderness hostels along the Icefields Parkway.Icefield Parkway Hostels - HI Mosquito Creek Wilderness HostelHI-Mosquito Creek Wilderness Hostel is a small “off-the-grid” 24 bed hostel located 29 km north of Lake Louise – a 20 minute drive on the Icefields Parkway -Highway 93 North- which links Banff and Jasper National Parks. This is your chance to see the Canada you imagined, the real Canadian Rockies at HI-Mosquito Creek Wilderness Hostel with dorm beds.
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Free parking
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Shared kitchen
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Roam585262 wrote a review Sept 2023
Playa del Carmen, Mexico6 contributions
My son and I really enjoyed our night at the mosquito Creek wilderness hostel. It is obviously a hostel and has no running water but nevertheless, whilst excepting all limitations was a fun and charming state. For me the biggest asset the hostel has is its location and the communal area with a wood fired stove together with the woodfired sauna. it gives a great opportunity to meet fellow travellers and to share stories that one simply does not get in a hotel . The hostel itself is very clean , although being a hostel except that everything is fairly rustic. There is a separate toilet block which is remote from the dormitories so a very short walk is required to go to the toilet. The toilets are essentially a drop pit so they are what they are, but they are clean and relatively new. It is what it is. You’re not going to die. The communal area is fantastic and there is an outdoor Boma where you can light a fire and share stories with fellow travellers whilst looking up at the sky (if you are lucky). The scenery is fairly stunning and is it any time you get stressed about not having luxuries I suggest you have a word with yourself, get real and remind yourself you are sleeping in the middle of nature is grandeur. It does not get any better than this.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Michael S wrote a review July 2022
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I stayed at this hostel last week. Everything was great; clean, safe and as advertised. It's in a wonderful location, next to a beautiful creek. The host, Ralph, was particularly welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable of the area.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Trail769746 wrote a review June 2022
Banff, Canada24 contributions29 helpful votes
This is NOT a party hostel. It is a great wilderness hostel where you actually talk to people, and sit around a campfire or light up the wood fired sauna and gaze at stars or the moon, rather than stare blankly at your smartphone like other hostels. It is small, 2 coed dorms each having 12 beds, but even the dorms are quiet due to the absence of late night partiers. Oh, due to Covid, each cabin is somewhat divided into 2, 6 person sleeping areas for a total of 12 people in each of 2 cabins. A decent kitchen with fridge, stove and cooking utensils, a common area, and great manager (Richard) make me recommend this hostel highly for those looking for a rustic, warm, yet comfortable night’s sleep. And the outhouses are CLEAN and have no smell at all!! No worries! I really like the upgraded, wood burning sauna and highly recommend trying it. You might even see a bear bum or a bare bum around the sauna:) Haha! Both exist in this wonderful place!! Nature at it's absolute finest! Last thing I forgot to mention, there are 2 private cabins if you like with a shared kitchen between the 2 private sleeping areas if that works better for you. And you can still use the sauna and campfire pit, etc.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Trail769746 wrote a review Sept 2019
Banff, Canada24 contributions29 helpful votes
This is NOT a party hostel. It is a great wilderness hostel where you actually talk to people, and sit around a campfire or light up the wood fired sauna, rather than stare blankly at your phone like other hostels. It is small, 2 coed dorms each having 12 beds, but even the dorms are quiet due to the absence of late night partiers. A decent kitchen with fridge, stove and cooking utensils, a common area, and great manager(s) make me recommend this hostel highly for those looking for a rustic, yet comfortable night’s sleep.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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pepperberry30 wrote a review July 2019
Adelaide, Australia62 contributions47 helpful votes
We were a group of 6 adults and we stayed in the shared dorms. The bunk beds were timber based, sturdy and cosy, and with the room’s heater we found the bedding to be quite warm enough. Although we visited during summer the weather was still cool (the nearby mountains received a fresh dusting of snow overnight) so we appreciated the warmth of the wood fire in the common living area. There is just one tap with running water, located in the kitchen and offering filtered water from the nearby creek for drinking and cooking. Come with a camping mindset and the lack of showers and flushing toilets won’t be a problem (pit toilets are available). The kitchen is well resourced with pots and pans and two stoves. The only surprise for us was that the facility is closed between 10am and 5pm, so if you’re staying more than one night, don’t expect a cosy day by the fire. I’m not sure if this is standard for these hostels, but it’s good to be aware of.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jenny-Jetset wrote a review Jan 2019
Redmond, Washington767 contributions206 helpful votes
Rustic, limited facilities, yet it sits in the midst of the wilderness, at one with nature. Bathed in the river, may have lost a few digits to frost bite, but was quickly warmed by the evening campfire, slept well in the cabin. Warm greeting by the host and wonderful fellow travelers from all over the world at the hostel.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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JK1990 wrote a review Aug 2018
Brisbane, Australia38 contributions33 helpful votes
Mosquito creek exceeded our expectations. For a wilderness hostel the facilities were fantastic. Large kitchen, large comfy living area, near new pit toilets and comfy beds. We would recommend to anyone who enjoys camping.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Astraya wrote a review June 2018
Calgary6 contributions6 helpful votes
This is the kind of place that you don't want to write a review about because you don't want to share :). Especially nice were the Sauna & Fire Pit. There are many hikes in the area and I would definitely go again.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Nagender B wrote a review June 2018
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We stayed here for 4 nights and loved every one of them. Both the hosts (Richard/Ian) were very nice to deal with and so helpful! They have bon-fire every day at 5PM and you get to chat with a lot of other guests and sign off for the night. The private room it self is small. But it comes with a very nice attached kitchen (shared with other private room). Worth every penny we spent on the room. Location of the hostel itself is a convenient 20 minutes away from Lake Louise as well as from other attractions such as Bow Lake, Peyto Lake and Lake Helen. Would definitely come again!
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Denis C wrote a review Oct 2017
Barcelona, Spain8 contributions1 helpful vote
The hostel is cozy and nice with limited facilities because of the wild nature. It was warm inside and quiet. Staff is pleasant and friendly. There is no shower but there is a sauna. Bears wander around so you will hear some nice stories and rules :)
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Date of stay: May 2017
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AU$54 - AU$137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CanadaAlbertaCanadian RockiesBanff National ParkLake Louise
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200
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Frequently Asked Questions about HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Moraine Lake (3.0 km), Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (7.0 km), and Fairview Lookout (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a sauna, and hiking.
Is parking available at HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Post Hotel Dining Room, Bill Peyto's Cafe, and Trailhead Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.