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After a top summer season the hostel is now closed until mid November so I can take my own holidays :) Whilst the hostel phone number will not be in service you can still contact me with your enquires via the webpage or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Winter 2014/15

The same daily rates as last season still apply. Dorm beds $29, Private single $45 & Private double $70

For those who can stay a little longer there are some good discounts to be had:

7-29 nights daily rate: Dorm beds $24, Private single $37, Private double $60

30+ nights daily rate: Dorm beds $17.50, Private single $25, Private double $50

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 condut, 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

Finally.. The hostel is run to European energy saving Environmentally friendly standards. Ie it is not heated to 25C so you can run around in shorts & t-shirts! The temperature is set at 18.5C so if you are coming in from Alberta make sure you bring some indoor warm clothes as well as your slippers :)


Thankyou all to the many warm showers guests who took advantage of the hostels free camping space. I loved having you here & the other guests who got to share in your adventures would also I'm sure agree. The tales of trans Canada & pan Americas trips will not be forgotten for a while. You guys are truely adventurous!

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!