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SUMMER 2014

Summer in Golden is a fabulous time, the sun is pretty much guaranteed to shine & the days are long & warm. We have world class mountain biking (both downhill & crosscountry), river rafting, paragliding, sky diving & tonnes of ATV trails as well as very central access to the world reknowned National Parks of Banff, Yoho, Kootenay & Glacier. Whether you are here to test your adrenaline limits or here to sample some astounding scenery & wildlife, Golden is a great place to base yourself. The town has some lovely restaurants & bars many of which have outdoor patios facing the river. This is far nicer than the characterles strip of fast food chains up on  the highway - there is way more to Golden than this area!

To make your trip a little most cost effective the Hostel has put together an EXPLORER RATE which gives discounts for stays of 4 nights or more. Prices are per night & include all taxes. All facilities including washrooms are shared

                                            1-3    4        5      6         7-29    30+

GLENCOE/BOTHY DORM BED           $29    $26.25   $24   $23.25   $22.85   $16.50

SNUG SINGLE ROOM                        $45    $38.75   $36   $35       $34        $20

SHEILING DOUBLE/TWIN ROOM        $70    $62.50   $60   $58       $55        $NA


wsEarly summer sees a fair number of Cycle Tourers coming through Golden. Due to Canadian campgrounds in general not catering to hiker/bikers unless you are well off the beaten track, the hostel is providing 2 spaces in the garden for small tents. One of these spaces is available via Warm Showers. The hostel also subscribes to Adventure Cycle magazine & their publications are here to inspire your next trip!


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 Hostels.com to Lonelyplanet.com & 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.


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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 kittens live mostly upstairs in the staff accomodation; however if you are seriously allergic to cats then the fact they are there is something for you to consider when making your booking choice as the hostel can not guarantee a cat allergen free environment.