Mountain Shadow Hostel, Rossland

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Mountain Shadow Hostel Reviews

Buyer Beware

If you are planning a trip to Rossland, want to make a reservation, but are not 100% in your plans, be advised that this hostel has a policy that requires a deposit of 50% of the total cost, and that the deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE if you cancel within LESS than 14 days of your arrival date, and they are unable to find someone else to cover your room. Although this policy is not stated on their website and you are not informed up front, it is in effect, as my friend found out the hard way.


The Mountain Shadow Hostel in Rossland is a clean and inviting place to stay. It is run by it's owners, a young couple, who are extremely helpful and friendly. All the staff were fun and enthusiastic. The only criticism here is that they are a bit disorganised and tend to leave the hostel unattended to go riding, which can be a problem when wanting to check out, It is advisable to let them know the night before when you intend to leave the next morning.

It is easy to find and is conveniently located on the main drag of shops in Rossland, above a grocery store. Only a ten minute drive to Red Mountain. The hostel is very clean and there are two different kitchens. There are also numerous living rooms and reading areas, along with a TV room with adequate couches.

The dorms are quite small and in typical bunk form. The private rooms are quite nice with double beds and chests of draws. It's a small and relatively quiet hostel. The vibe is very laid back and more riding, skiing based, than party party atmosphere. There is a chilled relaxed vibe. It's a small hostel, so most people go to the bar rather than party there. The bar is only a two minute walk away.

Overall Mountain Shadow Hostel is a clean and comfortable hostel with a relaxed atmosphere. It is the recommended place to stay in Rossland, and Red Mountain being one of the most amazing places to ride or ski in Canada is a must visit!

Nova Tregaskis

I inspected the hostel today so that I would know whether or not to recommend it to my snowcat-skiing guests and I was very impressed. From the outside, it's hard to tell, but inside they are doing a complete renovation brand new bathrooms (very important!), clean and classy kitchens, decent carpet, and newly repainted with nice colors. The owners are also very nice, no-nonsense people. For $20/night it's a no-brainer if you're looking for a cheap and social holiday. Save your cash and use it for more skiing... or catskiing!

Paula Gaul

Brian [the owner] is great. The rooms are very clean. There is a great atmosphere among all the people who are there. I would recommend this place to anyone. It's far above what you would expect from a hostel.


I love it because it rocks.

Pete McGuire (Scotland)

Mountain Shadow Hostel Reviews from the Web

Liked: Free wi-fi.  Disliked: The linen was filthy, the room heater wasn't working, the building itself was cold in the morning, no blankets when asked was told to go to another room and get some, window was broken so only cold air was let in.
Paul Eggleton
Liked: location, was right on the main street and ten mins from the mountain  Disliked: showers had no hot water, reception barely recognised we were there, bed had no pillow
Customer review

Brad keeps the place runing and doing it good.

Customer review

Excellent location and friendly staff

Customer review
Liked: The owner/manager Brian is an exceptionally good host and goes out of his way to make sure all guests are happy and enjoy their stay. I was sick when I was there and for one of the nights he let me stay in an 8 bed dorm by myself.  Disliked: Anthony left no negative feedback.
Anthony Burke
Liked: It was a warm cozy, friendly, safe place to stay in Rossland BC. I felt like on upon arrival i was welcomed and showed to my room, then a tour around the hostel. They had everything i needed for accommodations for my needs. I feel like i could come back and stay for a season!!!  Disliked: andrew left no negative feedback.
andrew draper

the central location, the casualness of the physical layout and of the staff

Customer review


We offer some of the best tree skiing in the world, tons of powder and heaps of back country ski touring. We are only a 3 minute drive to Red Resort, home to Red and Granite Mtn., and the Black Jack cross country ski area. We are 1 hour from the Whitewater Ski area and 3 hours from the Fernie Ski Area.

Our accommodation is suitable for all, groups, families and individuals, and especially skiers and boarders. Our facilities include 2 kitchens, lots of dining area, cable TV, DVD/VCR room, reading room, lounge area, laundry facilities, video games, and much more! We are located right downtown just steps away from every conveinience you need on your vacation.

There are other activities in the area, such as swimming, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, golf and many museums!

Come and visit us soon!

Location and Contact



Address: 2125 Columbia Avenue, Rossland, British Columbia, Canada

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Website Mountain Shadow Hostel Rossland
Phone Number: +1 (250) 362-7160
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Facilities and Amenities



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Lounge Area


Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 8 - 11am 5 - 10pm

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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