HI-Athabasca Falls is located in Jasper, within 21 mi of Jasper SkyTram and 21 mi of Marmot Basin Ski Area. The hostel has family rooms. At the hostel, rooms have a patio. The Palisades Stewardship Education Center is 30 mi from HI Athabasca Falls. This is a back-to-basics wilderness hostel - We now have 2 private rooms, 2 mixed dorms, no showers, and no flush toilets. That said, it's a great place. A large common lodge with fireplace and lounge, friendly and personable staff, and a great location. We have purified drinking water, full cooking facilities, refrigerator, stoves and electricity. HI Athabasca is well-suited for groups. It is the largest of the four wilderness hostels in Jasper National Park. Located next to the powerful Athabasca Falls, awesome views, spectacular hiking and a wonderful off-the-beaten path experience. The Fryatt Valley and Athabasca Pass are easily accessed from the hostel offering cross-country skiing, hiking and mountain biking opportunities. Horseshoe and Leech Lake are also nearby for excellent swimming. CHECK IN - 5PM TO 10PM CHECK OUT - prior to 10AM (Late arrivals cannot be accommodated) Due to lack of direct/reliable communication Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. Walk ins are welcome, call us for more information/availability.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Free Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Number of guests
1 full bed
4 bunk beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Jasper
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Elvira
    Common dining area is clean. Jennifer is very accommodating.
  • Lei
    Jeff is a very nice guy and he gives us much more information about his experiences! The room is very clean and unique! There are all equipment in kitchen and dining areas! We enjoyed it! Thank you Jeff ! For your help and kindness!
  • Sanchaya
    Everything except the pit toilet. The bed is comfy.

Area info

Amenities of HI Athabasca Falls - Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • View
  • Patio
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Hiking
  • Game room
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Board games/Puzzles
    • Heating
    • Fan
    • Family rooms
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    House rules

    HI Athabasca Falls - Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM


    Until 10:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children over 6 are welcome.

    Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18


    Pets are not allowed.

    Mastercard Visa Discover HI Athabasca Falls - Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Please note this wilderness hostel has no showers and no flush toilets.

    HI/YHA discounts are not available to members as part of this booking. Special policies apply for group stays of 10 or more people and different terms and conditions will apply.

    For the safety and comfort of all guests, children 12 and under are accommodated in private rooms only. Children aged 13 to 17 who stay in shared dorm rooms must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Please contact the hostel directly for exemptions to the hostel age policy.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

    FAQs about HI Athabasca Falls - Hostel

    • Check-in at HI Athabasca Falls - Hostel is from 5:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

    • HI Athabasca Falls - Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Hiking
      • Game room

    • The prices at HI Athabasca Falls - Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • HI Athabasca Falls - Hostel is 16.8 miles from the center of Jasper. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.