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. 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.
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!
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 quick 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.
This is a great urban hostel for backpackers, students and groups, in a safe, convenient and quiet location. We invite you to come stay with us and experience what Hostelling International has to offer in Edmonton.