HI-Edmonton (Edmonton)
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10647 81 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6E1Y1

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The highly anticipated Edmonton Hostel renovations will start on June 8! These extensive renovations will be done in phases throughout the next few months so please check back for updates. We will do our absolute best to keep you informed as construction moves through the hostel.


    • While we're still working on a few small details, we're happy to announce that the kitchen is back in swing!

Guest laundry will remain closed until further notice

    • We cannot guarantee availability of luggage storage facilities during this time - please contact the front desk prior to your expected arrival for more information

Games room & TV room are now closed until further notice


We apologize for any inconvenience as a result of the renovations and we are happy to offer a 10% discount on any overnight stay during the renovation period.

Please reach out to us at edmonton@hihostels.ca or at 780-988-6836 if you have any questions or concerns.


Near Edmonton's Art's and Entertainment District - Old Strathcona & Whyte Avenue

HI-Edmonton is surrounded by mature trees and lies on a quiet and safe residential street, located one block south of Whyte Avenue and minutes from Edmonton's historic Old Strathcona neighbourhood; this area makes up Edmonton's most prominent arts and entertainment district.

HI-Edmonton is proud to be an Edmonton International Fringe Festival BYOV venue for the third straight year. Our Common Room will be hosting the performances of two local theatre groups between August 14 - 23. Please see Front Desk for details.

What's On Whyte Avenue?

Independent live theatre and films, copious pubs and clubs along with a multitude of restaurants are all clustered together to form an unrivaled local arts and culture scene. Whyte Avenue is also home to many trendy shops and cafes, so if your pleasure is people watching and mixing with the coolest Edmontonians this is your type of destination. Recently, Whyte Avenue was named as one of the TOP 20 Streets in Canada and the hostel is only minute walk away! 

Edmonton River Valley.

Feeling a little more than café adventurous, North America's longest continuous urban parkland is located only minutes from the hostel. The River Valley is Edmonton's jewel; here you will find urban wildlife and nature at its finest. Explore the area in the summer by cycling, running, walking, and hiking, canoeing or even trying a Segway Tour. Gather together some new friends that you'll likely meet at the hostel and enjoy the large urban parks with their pitted barbeques and volleyball courts. In the winter you can ski, sled, snow shoe, or learn to skate all around the river valley, dress warm!


WIFI is available in all guest rooms and common areas, the password is available at check in. We have parking spaces behind the hostel and there is FREE street parking surrounding the hostel.  For all guests and groups, even after you checkout we've got secure storage for your gear!

Our Hostel Has Great Amenities.

HI-Edmonton is a fantastic accommodation option for backpackers, students and groups, in a safe, convenient and quiet location. The hostel features a large private garden and courtyard with BBQ and plenty of common areas including a large fully-equipped self-service kitchen, meeting room, library, TV room and games rooms. 

A Lot More Than Just The Neighbourhood.

The hostel is a short walk from public transit, making places like West Edmonton Mall, Fort Edmonton Park, Telus World of Science, and the Alberta Art Gallery only a  bus ride away. Additionally the University of Alberta is only a few blocks north of the hostel, our location offers easy and affordable access for visiting research or student groups.

Edmonton is the Festival City

Interested in all that Edmonton has to offer for events and highlights? Check out our About Edmonton page click here >>. Also check out these listings for Edmonton events and live music and theatre venues.