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HI-Castle Mountain Wilderness

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Highway 1A and Highway 93 South, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3 Canada
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Calgary Intl Airport84 mi
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I stayed at the HI-Castle Mountain Wilderness Hostel for 2 nights. I stayed here because of its proximity to Castle Mountain. It's really nice. The manager was very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere of this place is very serene. The kitchen is really big with lots of room to
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I recently stayed at this hostel and it was a great experience. Castle Mountain is a small place around 20 minutes outside of Banff. That is sufficient to escape the crowds and explore. The hostel is small with 14 bed male and 14 bed female dorms. There are no private rooms.
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Unique memories in that Hostel. We spent a few nights in 2 separate vacations. Tony is not just a manager. He can be a story teller, he can teach you what "the wild" is, how to respect wildlife. My wife and I from time to time still remember how a sweet person he is. The hostel
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I would look elsewhere. The man named Tony who operates the hostel was not attentive to the clientele. While many patrons sat cold covered in pillows he simply would not use to the wood burning stove because he personally did not want to after I asked him. I booked the hostel
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This one is listed in the "wilderness" category of the HI hostels in Alberta, but it has consistent electricity, running water and hot showers. Pretty comfortable, and hardly feels busy even during the high season. The manager Tony is a unique character, but he keeps the place
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The little window by my bunk (does not open)
Female dorm - my suggestion to virtually every hostel out there is to add some more hooks
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Yes. You can check out whenever you want. Checking out just means leaving.
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"A bed far away from the bathroom entrance is less bright and quieter."
"The top bunks are probably warmer in the winter"
"There is a Girls Dorm with 7 bunk beds to house a total of 14 people. If you are a light sleeper, bring ear plugs."
"They have just 2 rooms, one for ladys and the other for guys."
"In winter, top bunks are warmer (heaters blow air up against the ceiling, so it gets stuck up there), and lower bunks are cooler. There are adjustable thermostats in the rooms though (thank goodness or I would have kept dripping sweat on an upper bunk). Mattresses are very comfy."
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PRICE RANGE
US$25 - US$66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaAlbertaCanadian RockiesBanff National ParkBanff
NUMBER OF ROOMS
219
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