Located at Highways 1A and 93, this Banff hostel offers BBQ facilities for guest use. --Linens are included in all dormitory rooms--. Offering intermediate hiking, Rockbound Lake Trail begins 150 feet away.

Please bring your own bedding.

Wooden furnishings and natural daylight are offered in each dormitory room at HI-Castle Mountain Hostel. Guests have access to a shared bathroom.

A shared kitchen is available to guests of Castle Mountain Hostel. A spacious forested garden offers fire pits. Guests can relax in the common lounge next to the fireplace and large windows.

Johnston Canyon is located less than 10 minutes’ drive away. Banff city center is 21 mi from HI-Castle Mountain Hostel.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

HI Castle Mountain Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since May 29, 2013
Hotel chain/brand: Hostelling International

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Free Parking Available On Site


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Property questions and answers
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  • Are there private rooms available for couples?
    There are no private rooms available at HI Castle Mountain
    Answered on February 18, 2020
  • Is there wifi?
    No, there is no public wifi at the hostel.
    Answered on November 17, 2022
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Amenities of HI Castle Mountain Hostel
  • BBQ facilities
  • Shared kitchen
  • Ski storage
  • Evening entertainment
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Skiing Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
No internet access available.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
  • Parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

HI Castle Mountain Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


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 13 are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

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

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 13 and up are allowed)


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Debit card HI Castle Mountain Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that 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.

Due to the nature of our operations and in accordance with local public health guidance, this hostel requires proof of vaccination for all guests aged 12 and over as of September 20, 2021. Guests will also have the option of presenting a negative COVID-19 test result completed within 72 hours prior to check-in.

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.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

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

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about HI Castle Mountain Hostel

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

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

  • HI Castle Mountain Hostel is 650 feet from the center of Castle Junction.

  • HI Castle Mountain Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Evening entertainment