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3.8 out of 5 Good
6 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Parking included

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment


Explore the area

Popular LocationCrowfoot Glacier7 min drive
Popular LocationPeyto Lake13 min drive
Popular LocationBanff National Park44 min drive

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  • Shared Dormitory (No Running Water)

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About this area

Bow Lake

HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel is located in Bow Lake. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Icefields Parkway and Peyto Lake. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including snowboarding and skiing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Crowfoot Glacier - 7 min drive
  • Peyto Lake - 13 min drive
  • Upper Spiral Tunnel Viewpoint - 34 min drive
  • Banff National Park - 44 min drive
  • Takakkaw Falls - 54 min drive

Getting around

  • Lake Louise Station - 23 min drive
  • Calgary, AB (YYC-Calgary Intl.) - 153 min drive

About this property

HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel

Hostel with free parking, walk to Icefields Parkway
A restaurant, a garden and free self-parking are available at this smoke-free hostel. This hostel has 20 rooms. Bathrooms are shared.
HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel offers 20 forms of accommodation. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • No lift (single-level property)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shared bathroom

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Oven
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob



Check-in between 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This property does not provide running water or electricity. Running water and electricity are provided in the on-site cookhouse and outhouses.

Property is also known as

HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel Bow Lake
HI-Mosquito Creek Bow Lake
Hi Mosquito Creek Hostel Bow
HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel Bow Lake
HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel?
Check-in is from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel located?
Situated in Bow Lake, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Icefields Parkway and within 12 miles (20 km) of Peyto Lake and Crowfoot Glacier. Lake Louise Mountain Resort and Lake Louise Gondola are also within 20 miles (32 km).
6 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
I had a good experience , Ian was up late and was bale to check me in after 10. He gave me a good rundown of where everything was at .He gave me some good tips on where to get food , gas and where and when to see sites and good hiking spots. The cabin was very clean and so was the bathroom .
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2018

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Want to experience nature? This is the place!
When the place advertised no running water or electricity, I was a bit worried, but given how all other area hotels were booked, I didn't have much of an option. It turned out to be a great experience. They have a kitchen with all the needed plates, pots, pans, utensils, etc. Plus, the Lake Louise hostel allows you to take showers there, which completely eliminated fears of staying there. I had great fun meeting other people during the stay, so would I go back? Absolutely!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2017

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice cabin next to a creek
Wish I could have stayed longer, had an itinerary to follow. Saw a sign: free stays to those who volunteers
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2017

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
It is a wilderness hostel so don't expect a regular hotel but I got exactly what I wanted. Very beautiful area and a nice place to get away from it all

3/5 Okay

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities