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Best Canmore hostels

Top tips for finding the perfect Canmore hostel

If you’re traveling to Canmore on a budget, booking a hostel can put you just as close to major attractions and trailheads of the Rocky Mountains as local hotels, but at a significantly lower cost. Hostels in Canmore are well located and will also offer you the chance to bond with other explorers during guided tours.
When you’re looking around for hostels in Canmore, you’ll have a few different areas to choose from. There are a handful of hostels located in the downtown Canmore area, which is convenient to the area’s shops and restaurants and is also near the trailheads for Mt. Rundle and Mt. Townsend. The nearby town of Banff also has several hostels available, and this location offers better access to the northern mountains, like Cascade Mountain and Mt. Norquay.
If you’re heading to Canmore with a group of family or friends, booking the right hostel is a crucial part of ensuring that your trip goes smoothly. HI–Banff Alpine Centre is a great option for groups, because they offer private rooms that can accommodate two people each, so it is easy to calculate the appropriate number of rooms for your party. This hostel also houses an on-site cafe and bar where you and your group can relax after a day in the mountains.
For solo travelers looking for a hostel in the area where they can meet up with other travelers, the Canmore Hotel Hostel located in the downtown area of Canmore is a great option. This hostel is one of the best hostels in Canmore for solo travelers because of the billiards room, the on-site bar, and spacious common areas where you can meet and interact with other guests. The Canmore Hotel Hostel, in addition to being great for meeting other travelers, is located near most of the area’s shops and restaurants for your convenience.

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