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November 2015

After a somewhat interesting season last year it with some excitment that we have been watching the snow levels steadily increase over the last couple of weeks. The forecasts have been pretty stable with a few days of big storms dumping 40+cm each time followed by cooler but not too cool temperatures. The backcountry folks are already skiing all the way down to the road in Rogers Pass in pretty decent conditions. Although for anyone wandering off into the backcountry make sure you know your avalanche knowledge as in the first week of November we saw a skiier triggered avalanche in Rogers Pass. The skiiers were thankfully ok.

So, in celebration of this exciting pre-season snow news I've decided to keep all the prices the same as last year with the exception of a 50c daily rate increase to the monthly dorm rate. This is especially great news if you are a returning guest from overseas as due to the not so strong Canadian$ it really means that the hostel prices are down on last year!

 winter rates

The loyalty card also continues this season meaning you can chase the snow, parties, boys/girls & still save money in the long term!



All prices include tax. Please note that the private rooms are upstairs in the attic & as such have quite low ceilings. If you are over 6ft/1.85m you may bang your head!

PLEASE NOTE: This hostel has age restrictions. Private rooms 14+,  Dorms 16+. Both dorm rooms are unisex.

We will not under any circumstances accept abusive conduct, this includes but is not limited to racism, sexism, theft & drug use. This hostel caters mostly to international, well travelled, intelligent people. THIS IS NOT A CHEAP MOTEL Narrow minded nonsense will not be accepted!

No outdoor shoes inside - it is very easy to get the place soaking wet from melted snow! If you can remember please bring some slippers/flipflops for inside

hwThe hostel welcomes Hostelworld guests. Did you know though that it is generally cheaper to book with the hostels direct? HostelWorld owns pretty much all of the hostelbooking websites from to & due to this monopoly they are increasing their fees; you may have noticed the increase in deposit from 10% to 12% in Canada. This deposit goes directly to HostelWorld not the hostel.


Kicking Horse Hostel is pleased to support local charity Little Mittens. The charity looks after abandoned cats and trys to find forever homes for these animals. They also run a successful TNR program (trap neuter return) which aims to reduce the number of feral cats in the area. Currently the shelter is overrun with unwanted kittens & to help out the hostel fosters up to 4 kittens until they are adopted. The last set of kittens have sadly not been abopted so they have grown up a bit into beautiful cats. They too live in the hostel so if you are not a cat person & especially  if you are seriously allergic to cats then please consider this information before you book as the hostel can not guarantee a cat allergen free environment. The hostel is small, you won't be able to avoid them!