Wicked Hostels is backpacker-owned hostel designed specifically to cater to backpackers. The owners created a hostel that they themselves would want to stay at by outfitting it with the best amenities they experienced in their extensive travels. They provide a full self-service kitchen, a great common area to meet other travellers, free breakfast (& tea/coffee all-day), free internet computers (&
free wifi everywhere), free parking, free international long-distance calling, daily planned events, and even free laundry service.
Wicked Hostels’ staff know all the high-points in Calgary and the eastern Rocky Mountains and are happy to help you find exactly what you’re seeking in Calgary, help suggest great places you may not heard about and even assist with your travel plans to your next destination.
Located across the street from the Saddledome (home to the Calgary Flames)and Stampede grounds (home of Calgary’s Stampede and host to hundreds of concerts and events each year) in downtown Calgary you are steps away from major concerts, NHL (ice hockey) games, and much more. Surrounded by dozens of bars, restaurants and night clubs, Wicked Hostels - Calgary is also only a few blocks away from several grocers including Calgary’s new all-natural supermarket Sunterra.
It’s also literally right across from a C-train station (Calgary’s LRT system) which can take you to many of Calgary’s other major attractions like the Calgary Zoo or Heritage Park.
The common area at Wicked is one of its best features; full of other backpackers (and usually the live-in owner Jeff) you notice very quickly that community is the main focus at this hostel as you cannot spend more than a few minutes without someone including you in a conversation.
It should be noted though that Wicked has some very strict guidelines as to who they will accommodate as it is primarily for backpackers/world-travellers but this just works to enhance the hostel as a backpacker haven.
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- 100% Non-smoking
- Air conditioning
- CTrain accessible
- Debit Card/Interac
- Disability accessible rooms
- Energy conservation
- Free parking
- Group tour policy
- Internet - High Speed - Rooms
- Internet - Wireless - Rooms
- Roll-in shower access
- Wheelchair access