Castle Mountain Wilderness Hostel

Hostel in Banff & Jasper National Parks

This 'wilderness hostel' is more a backcountry cabin than a facility-packed backpackers' hostel. There's a simple kitchen, a couple of gender-sorted dorms and a snug common room set around a log-burning stove, with large windows looking out onto mountainous countryside. Don’t be surprised if you spy an elk or two grazing outside – it’s all part of the backwoods vibe.

Dorm bunks are fitted out with slick wooden bunks.