The Best Hostels in Jasper National Park, Canada

Jasper, an alpine town in Canada's Alberta province, is the commercial center of Jasper National Park. Amid the snow-capped Canadian Rockies, the park has glacier-fed lakes, forests and rivers. The Jasper SkyTram climbs to the summit of Whistlers Mountain, with views of downtown. The Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives presents exhibits on the fur trade, railway and early exploration of the park. It is a laid-back community where the locals welcome you as long-lost friends. Consider it your springboard to outdoor adventures in Jasper National Park, with spectacular hiking in summer, amazing powder skiing in winter and abundant wildlife and sightseeing year round. Inside the town you'll find restaurants, hotels, bars, shops, tour companies and outfitters. Surrounding it are luxurious mountain resorts that offer fine dining and touring options. Jasper is also the second largest dark-sky preserve in the world - and the only one with a human population. With all of these fabulous attributes, Jasper is a great place to visit, and, luckily, there are some great, budget-friendly accommodations to use as a base for exploring.

A comfortable, social hostel in a quiet location, great for hikers

Dorm Bed: $21.51
Private Room: $26.91
Overall Rating: 84%
HI Jasper is located half way up the Whistlers Mountain, 7km from the Jasper town center in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Jasper National Park. 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, and the trailhead is only steps away. Before you head up to the hostel, pick up your groceries and beer in town, then later enjoy the social atmosphere as you cook dinner alongside fellow hostel guests. Plan the trails for the next day, join in with others, share the adventures to be had outdoors or head into town for a night out. Membership with the national Youth Hostel Association is required for staying here to avoid an additional 10% fee. Free linens and parking are included with your stay and towels and bikes are available for hire.
Box 387 Alberta , Jasper, Canada,

A lively hostel for travelers on a budget

Dorm Bed: $24.07
Private Room: $28.90
Overall Rating: 93%
Geared toward independent travelers, this hostel offers an 8 bed dormitory to provide guests with a comfortable place to sleep while they explore the beautiful area. The staff is happy help you with whatever it is you are looking for from your Jasper experience. The activities and network of trails in the area are endless, so it can be good to let a local help you figure out what best fits your needs. Guests staying here receive discounts at many local establishments, such as $4 drinks at local pubs. They have been in the area for many years and are happy to share their knowledge of the park and point you in the right direction. Here you are sure to meet some new friends and make the most of your Jasper experience. Breakfast is included with your stay.
106 Patricia St , Jasper, Canada,

A great hostel for hikers

Dorm Bed: $30.50
Overall Rating: 82%
HI Mt Edith Cavell rests under the towering 3,363-metre peak of Mt. Edith Cavell. The hostel is set in a narrow valley. Aside from easy access to breath-taking views of the Angel Glacier and the Cavell Meadows, HI-Mount Edith Cavell is the perfect base to start backcountry hikes into the Tonquin Valley. This is a wilderness hostel with limited creature comforts - no running water, no showers, and no flush toilets. They do provide purified water for cooking, a refrigerator, propane stoves and lights. It is important to note that in the winter (Oct to May) the ROAD UP TO THE HOSTEL IS CLOSED, guests will be required to hike, ski, or snowshoe up to the hostel from the highway, which is approximately 11 km. A membership with hosteling international is required to avoid an additional fee. Linens towels, and parking are all included with your stay
C/O Box 387 Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 , Jasper, Canada,

A comfortable hostel in a beautiful setting

Dorm Bed: $28.50
Overall Rating: 80%
Poised alongside the Maligne River, just above the spectacular depths of Maligne Canyon, this serene hostel is an all-season destination. Travelers will enjoy an array of hiking, cycling, and cross-country skiing trails. The nearby Skyline Trail offers one of Jasper National Park's most scenic hikes. There is a common area for relaxing and getting to know other travelers and self-catering facilities for meal preparation. At this location, you'll be able to savor true silence and night skies bursting with stars. A membership with hosteling international is required to avoid an additional fee. Linens and parking are free with your stay.
C/O Box 387 Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 , Jasper, Canada,

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