When the place advertised no running water or electricity, I was a bit worried, but given how all other area hotels were booked, I didn't have much of an option. It turned out to be a great experience. They have a kitchen with all the needed plates, pots, pans, utensils, etc. Plus, the Lake Louise hostel allows you to take showers there, which completely eliminated fears of staying there. I had great fun meeting other people during the stay, so would I go back? Absolutely!