Shoulder Season Daily Rates: Dorm 10 bed $30. Private Double $80

All prices include tax

The hostel has full kitchen & laundry facilities so an easy option to keep costs down during your winter adventure 


 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!

Public transport to Golden. Currently, there is a bus running daily except Sunday from Calgary (Friday 8am) & Vancouver (Friday 8pm) Tickets can be booked on www.riderexpress.ca Hopefully they will increase the numbers of buses running but at present, it is just the 1 bus, once per week! There are also some options to get you to Banff/Lake Louise. Banffairporter, Brewster & discover Banff all have services into Banff National Park.  There are several rideshare webpages which can get you from Calgary/Banff to Golden. Poparide & on Facebook 



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 conduct, this includes but is not limited to racism, sexism, theft & drug use. This hostel caters mostly to international, well traveled, 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

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 hostel booking 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 15% 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 tries 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 adopted 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 cannot guarantee a cat allergen-free environment. The hostel is small, you won't be able to avoid them!