4-5k out of town. Have a car or be prepared to pay for a taxi due to the limited free shuttle offered by the hostel.
On arrival we were greeted by a surly English girl who could barely muster the enthusiasm to greet us properly. We all have bad days but in the service industry you can at least slap on a 'happy' face.
The male washrooms were clean but in desperate need of maintenance as the shower heads didn't work properly and some cubicles had no hooks for your clothes.
The kitchen is very, very badly designed as each stove has it's own inset, so people are clambering over each other to get to their dry food stores, which are conveniently located at the feet of the person currently stood cooking their dinner.
The laundry has restricted hours, which is understandable as they are cleaning the hostel linen during the day. However, we were advised one night that they were "backed up" so there was no laundry for the guests. This is unacceptable as it was clear the staff had left it late in the day to commence the hostel washings and as such were putting paying guests out.
"You get what you pay for" in hostels as another user has said but I have paid less and experienced a far better experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your Gateway to the Wilderness Perched on the side of Whistler's Mountain, this is the place in Jasper to connect with nature and other like minded adventure seeking travelers. The mountain peak out the front door begs to be climbed the trailhead is only steps away. How can you resist? ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hi-Jasper Hotel Jasper