Set amid the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park, this hostel features an on-site cafe and 2 self-catering guest kitchens. It includes private storage for guests and acts as a ski pass vendor.

Guests at HI Lake Louise Alpine Center can relax in the common room with a fireplace and TV. A small library is available for guests to choose from, and a sauna is also available.

Accommodations at HI Lake Louise Alpine Center offers shared bathrooms. The simply styled rooms also include free Wi-Fi access.

This property is within 8 minutes’ drive of Lake Louise and skiing at Lake Louise Mountain Resort. Samson Mall is a 5 minutes’ walk away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre - Hostel has been welcoming guests since Oct 25, 2011
Hotel chain/brand: Hostelling International

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Free Parking Available On Site


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Travel Sustainable property
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • I was wanting to book a one night stay at the your place but it states there “shared bathroom” there will be 5 of us and worried that during this covi..
    All of our 5-bed dorms and Family rooms share a washroom with one other room. Due to Covid-19 we have 50% capacity in dorm rooms and the shared washro..
    Answered on July 30, 2020
  • What precautionary measures have been taken during this COVID-19 situation ?
    Dorms are at half capacity, we have hand sanitizer and capacity limits in common areas, and the kitchen has increased sanitation and more regulations.
    Answered on July 10, 2020
  • Is it possible to get a bus/shuttle to the Calgary airport from Lake Louise?
    Due to Covid-19 there is no direct shuttle, however on weekends there is public transit via 3 bus routes to Lake Louise through Roam and On-It transit
    Answered on July 20, 2020
  • Is there a shuttle that takes you directly to lake moraine and lake Louise?
    There are shuttles available through Roam Transit or Parks Canada which can take you from the village to either Moraine Lake or Lake Louise. Check wit..
    Answered on April 16, 2021
  • How many beds are in a mixed dorm?
    We have 4, 5, and 6 bed mixed dorms. But from January to Summer 2021, we have converted all dorms into private rooms.
    Answered on January 29, 2021
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Area info *
1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: Local

Amenities of HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre - Hostel
  • Toilet
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Ski storage
  • Movie nights
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Darts
  • Pool table
  • Game room
  • Skiing
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Tennis court Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Wired internet is available in public areas and costs CAD 6.0 per hour.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre - Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM

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


Until 11:00 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 of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered 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

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.


When booking for more than 10 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Debit card HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre - 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.

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 Lake Louise Alpine Centre - Hostel

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

  • HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre - Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Sauna
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Skiing
    • Game room
    • Fishing
    • Tennis court
    • Canoeing
    • Darts
    • Movie nights
    • Horseback riding

  • HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre - Hostel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre - Hostel is 1,650 feet from the center of Lake Louise.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre - Hostel by:

    • Car 2h

  • Check-in at HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre - Hostel is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.