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HI-Beauty Creek Wilderness Hostel

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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I had booked to stay for 2 nights however only stayed the one as we wanted to stay in Jasper for one night. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the hostel. It truly is in the wilderness, there are seats next to the river surrounded by mountains. If you struggle with the cold it may not be...

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We stayed for a night as we cycled the Icefields Parkway. This is the most basic of the Wilderness hostels between Jasper & Lake Louise. There's no running water, waste water from the sink is collected in a bucket and there are pit toilets. However, there is drinking water, but it's in a barrel. There's a propane fridge, propane lighting...

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3Thank 01STAY01
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This hostel was recommended by another Hi-hostel in Jasper. We just walked-in to this Beauty Creek hostel as we were exhausted to continue our journey back to Calgary. I would recommend to stay there to experience the basic lifestyle where no running water and has to use honey bucket to settle your "business". Water collected from the river next to...

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1Thank HN S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We were driving along the Icefield Parkway when we stopped to stretch our legs & spotted this beautiful hidden wooden hostel tucked amongst the pine trees in the wilderness right beside the babbling Sunwapta River. The location offers spectacular views of Mt. Kitchener, Tangle Ridge & the Never-Ending-Ridge looking north towards Jasper. Although we didn't stay here I was thoroughly...

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2Thank Ellemay
Banff, Canada
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Jennifer was a great host, giving us tips on what to see in the area and joining us for a campfire and s'mores! The hostel has shockingly comfortable mattresses (seriously, hostel mattresses are NEVER this comfortable), good pillows, and nice wool blankets. There's a good collection of board games and cards, and a shelf of books if you're looking for...

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2Thank kristatravels2016
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Incredible small hostel tucked away off of Icefield Parkway road. No electricity or running water but this adds to the experience as you endulge in the natural beauty of this place. Great staff, assisted us via email and phone all prior to our arrival to change dates without extra charge. Josh is great too, very kind and helpful. Lovely place!

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1Thank Alice C
Toronto
Reviewed 24 September 2015

If you are looking for fancy, this is not the place for you. This is a rustic wilderness hostel, with outhouses, no running water, and heat/lighting provided by propane. If you want the heating adjusted or a lamp lit you need the manager to do it. That said, this place is in a gorgeous location and we had a great...

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1Thank giraffodil
Calgary
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

The Beauty Creek Hostel is a rustic gem. This is a true wilderness hostel. Heat and cooking is from propane heaters and light is by gas lamps. Drinking water is provided by jugs but washing water comes from the river. Grey water has to be carried to the outhouse. We were a group of 9 and the manager put us...

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1Thank rinrat86
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Never seen a ping pong table with a log for a net. The big outdoor fire pit is a real bonus when the forest fire risk is not too high. It's a typical older hostel with visitors from all over the world. While not luxurious, it provides the space and facilities that you need while on the road with your...

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Sucre, Bolivia
Reviewed 1 July 2015

The manager here was really weird. He chose to have the female dorm connecting with his room -he could have easily made it a male dorm. There are no signs telling you but you MUST NOT use the sink for anything, including brushing teeth or dish washing (even in a separate container). The heaters must stay on all night -...

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We don't offer internet here and that's the way we like it. We'd much rather see our guests interact with each other while enjoying our numerous activities, ie. (Ping-Pong, Badminton, Row-boats, Board Games, Hammock-swinging and Camp-Fires.) We like to think of ourselves as Summer-Camp for adults, (although children are of course still welcome!) We're situated right along-side the Sunwapta River and our location offers views of Mt. Kitchener and Tangle Ridge on one side and the sun sets daily with a view of the Never-Ending-Ridge looking north towards Jasper. Jasper National Park was recently named the World's Largest Accessible Dark Sky Preserve and HI-Beauty Creek is the closest HI hostel to the darkest part of the National Park. You'll be able to savour true silence, night skies bursting with stars and the knowledge that some of the world's most magnificent landscapes are, really, right outside our door. We are situated just one km from the stunning Beauty Creek/Stanley Falls hike, and the world famous Athabasca Glacier/Columbia Ice-field Centre are a mere 15 minute drive south of the hostel. Two more of the most renowned hikes in the Rockies, (Wilcox Pass and Parker Ridge), are both less than 30 km away from the hostel. While we don't have electricity or running-water we do have a fully stocked kitchen with propane lighting, BBQ, stove-tops, heaters and a fridge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI-Beauty Creek Wilderness Hostel

Address: Hwy 93 North | 17 Kms North of the Columbia Icefield Centre - On West Side of Hwy, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Jasper National Park > Jasper
Price Range: $59 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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