An article in the Vancouver Sun talks about a successful hostel in the Canadian Rockies:
"Hostelling International's Banff Alpine Centre still fills the majority of its rooms with the youthful backpackers hostels are known for. But they've also branched out by providing more upscale private rooms and separated cabins, and launching programs to appeal to others who are looking to escape the city for fresh mountain air and some social buzz.
Ken Campbell, HI Banff's general manager, has overseen the projects aimed at destroying the myth that hostels are just a haven for teenaged backpackers and bedbugs. He's seeing the early results and thinks the best is yet to come."