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HI - Lake Louise Alpine Centre

203 Village Road, Lake Louise, T0L 1E0, Canada

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Overall Rating 87%

In the middle of Banff National Park, the hostel is right in the heart of all the best mountain activities - including some of Canada’s best skiing.


Lake Louise Hostel

Hostel Lake Louise

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Nestled in the heart of Banff National Park, Canada's first national park and a UNESCO World Heritage site, HI-Lake Louise is home to some of the world's most photographed scenery.

Surrounded by majestic mountains, alpine meadows and glacier-fed lakes, HI-Lake Louise Alpine Centre is the destination of choice for groups who want to experience amazing wilderness activities and adventures. This unique mountain destination is full of character and charm with vaulted ceilings, sunny outdoor patios, cozy fireplaces and a dry sauna. Bill Peyto's, the on-site licensed café, is a local favourite and has become famous for its diverse menu, fair pricing and friendly service.

So whether your group is looking to bike, mountain climb, ski, hike, or to just kick back and enjoy the view, HI-Lake Louise Alpine Centre is the place be. The friendly staff are there to make sure that you get the most out of your visit to this world-famous destination and can also help plan a bespoke itinerary so that you get the most out of your stay.

For groups there are two separate buildings at the hostel with both private and shared rooms. Shared rooms range from 3 to 6 persons per room and many have a two piece ensuite bathroom. All beds are equipped with linens, pillow and blanket, as well as a towel for each guest.

With its dream location, HI-Lake Louise is the perfect destination for all types of group trip. When will you be making an enquiry?

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Suitable for Special Occasions
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Catering/meal service
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Sauna
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Sports Equipment Storage - Skis
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:30 to 22:00
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-403-522-2201

Fax. 1-888-839-5808

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Lake Louise & Moraine Lake (5 to 10km)
  • Columbia Icefield Centre (More than 10km)
  • Lake Louise Ski Resort (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Ski area (500m to 1km)
  • Swimming pool (Less than 500 m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

200km to Calgary Airport. 2 hour drive to hostel; 2 1/2 to 3 hours by bus.
Greyhound Bus Depot located 1km from hostel in village centre at Samson Mall
Alternate Transport
750m north of village centre. When you enter off Highway #1 you will come to a 4-way stop. Turn right (onto Village Road). We are on the left side just past the small bridge in the second-to-last building. The hostel is a large red building with a green roof. You will see the large 'ALPINE CLUB' sign and smaller "HI' sign... that's us! Plenty of free parking available at hostel.
Free onsite parking
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights


  • Educational programs


  • Recycling areas


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in toilet

Sustainability labels