Kicking Horse Hostel
518 Station Ave, Golden, Canada

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Kicking Horse Hostel is Golden's original backpackers & has been hosting guests to the area for over 15 years.
The hostel provides basic but clean & comfortable accommodations to outdoor enthusiasts & independent international travellers. There are 12 dorm beds, 1 single person private room & 1 private room which can sleep up to 3 people. The 3 person private room is up in the attic & the ceiling is pretty low. If you are over 6ft1/1.85m then be aware you may need to stoop! There is a full kitchen, outdoor BBQ, free wifi & free computer with printer. All bedding/towels are provided as well as a complimentary pair of earplugs. Whilst we all love our fellow travellers some sleeping habits can be testing:) Outside is a sunny garden & in the evening the firepit is a great place to enjoy other guests company & share travellers tales.

The hostel is a 100 year converted railway cottage & is located directly across the rail-tracks from Golden town centre. Both the town & the Greyhound can be reached by a short 10-15 minute walk.The ski hill at Kicking Horse is 14km. Banff, Yoho, Kootenay & Glacier National Parks can all be reached within an hours drive.

Please note that the hostel fosters up to 4 kittens/cats for the local animal charity until they are adopted. Whilst the kittens live mostly in the staff accommodation it can't be guaranteed that the rest of the hostel is cat allergen free. if you are seriously allergic to cats then please take note of this information.



Greyhound stops at the Huskey gas station on Highway 1. From here it is a safe well lit 10 minute walk to the hostel. From the gas station walk towards Highway1 keeping to the pedestrian markings. Walk towards the East/Calgary direction of the highway. Cross the highway at the pedestrian crossing and then follow the markings for bike/pedestrians. At the Golden Town Centre turn off again follow the bike/pedestrian signs that will take you across the road and onto a designated path. Follow this path approx 50 m until you get to the deer gate. At this point walk 5m across the grass to your right & join the road (Station Ave) Follow this road approx 200m down the hill & round the corner. The hostel is on the left hand side opposite the rail tracks.


From Highway 1
Station Avenue, which the hostel is located on, is a road accessed directly after the turn-off from Highway 1. From Highway 1 (either direction) take the turn-off for Golden Town Centre. You want to take the first turn-off to the left which is only 10meter or so after you turn off the highway. The turn-off for Station Ave which the hostel is located on is only a few meters before the slip road which takes you back onto Highway1 towards the East/Calgary/Banff. If you cross over the railway bridge or the sign for Highway 95 you have gone too far. Once on Station Ave Kicking Horse Hostel is approx 250meters away on the left hand side.

From Highway 95
Follow the signs to take you to Highway 1 Calgary/Vancouver/East/West. Follow this road up, round and over the railway tracks. Station Ave is located on the right hand side only a few meters from the slip road that takes you onto Highway 1 towards the East/Calgary/Banff. Look out for the Green overhead Highway 1 signs & literally just before them is Station Ave. Kicking Horse Hostel is located 250meters away on the left hand side opposite the railway tracks.