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HI-Tofino - Whaler’s on the Point Guesthouse
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Whistler
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Awesome Place”
Reviewed 29 May 2016

The location was awesome, the staff were great.Was awesome to have a few drinks and chill out with them. Couldn't give this place a big enough rap. The shower facilities were super clean, beds were good and rooms were spacious.

Room Tip: Great Location, Great Staff, Great Atmosphere, Great Hostel
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  • Stayed May 2016, travelled solo
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Black Diamond, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

I stayed here for the week between Xmas and New Years. This place is quite big- lots or guest rooms.

If you stay in the female dorms request anything after the alphabet S- there is a little secluded section that leads to these dorms with a less used more private bathroom. You also get to walk through a hidden little reading room to get to your dorm.

The bathroom was clean with lots of hot water, and a it was big with lots of counter space and regularly cleaned.

The rooms are decent and clean and warm. ( it was winter when I was there).

The common area is cozy with a great view over the water, the only downside was there is a fire place in the center of the room that didn't work and that would've just made the place heaven.

There is also a hidden sauna so be sure to ask for it! it's awesome after a day of hiking or surfing.

The staff is super friendly and helpful. I wanted to see a local show for New Years Eve but it was sold out. I was talking to the guy who works the front desk and he had friends who didn't want their tickets so he sold me on. He wasn't even working but he came to the hostel just to deliver my ticket. And he also helped me buddy up with other guest so I could go on tours that had a minimum number needed as I was travelling alone.

I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed January 2016, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Wow, what a location, quite literally at the end of the road. Gorgeous views, I couldn't get enough of looking at it. Sigh. Beam me back Scotty. You will not regret booking this hostel.

It's also got a clean and complete kitchen, laundry facilities and fresh muffins in the morning (but be quick!).

Stayed May 2016
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Community of Madrid, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Hands down one of the best hostels I've ever had the privilege of staying at! The views from the common area / dining room would have been enough to convince me to stay a few more days. The staff were really friendly and the other visitors were calm and cool. The only downside was that the hostel wasn't equipped for the heat that summer. I didn't complain because I knew that it was uncommonly hot for the time of year. The hostel has all the facilities necessary to fix yourself some food whenever and there always seemed to be something going on in the evenings, whether it was a walk to the beach to watch the sunset or just a fellow traveller displaying his guitar skills in the common area.

  • Stayed June 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Syd and Wendy hooked me up. Feels like family. Base camp on Vancouver Island for sure!

You gotta check this place out.

Jacks pub, the hot springs, watching whales, uncle Jimi, shopping in town, every beach in the area is pretty much walking distance. Cool folks, quiet, clean, safe.

Feels like coming home to a home I've never been before.

Stayed May 2016, travelled solo
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 May 2016

One of the best hostels I've ever stayed. We stayed for two days and had a room just for ourselves with an awesome view to the ocean and mountains. There is a pool, kitchen and living room. Possibility to rent bikes. Staff nice and helpful, perfect location. I highly recommend to everyone!

  • Stayed April 2016, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

It was a very homely stay, from the min we arrived as a group of three friends we were welcomed with great Tofino hospitality. It is a great location with a great view of Loncome mountain, a short water taxi away to hike. The rooms were cozy, as was the kitchen and the common room where it was easy to interact with fellow guests. There is lots to do in Tofino, surfing, hot springs, whale watching, hiking among others, it is a beautiful part of Vancouver Island

  • Stayed September 2015, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about HI-Tofino - Whaler’s on the Point Guesthouse

Property: HI-Tofino - Whaler’s on the Point Guesthouse
Address: 81 West St. | P.O. Box 296, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 20 Speciality Lodging in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you are interested in surfing, fishing, whale watching, storm watching, beach combing or just which to explore Tofino and its exciting arts, culture and restaurant scene, we offer the best value around. Spend your money on adventure not your accommodation. At the end of each day, enjoy a hot drink or a cold brew next to the fireplace in the comfort of our great room overlooking the Sound, or relax in our cedar wet sauna before shooting a game of pool in our games room! Choose from our spacious private suites (2 - pc bathroom), private rooms or shared dorm style rooms, all with 9 ft ceilings and many with breathtaking waterfront views. We look forward to making your experience memorable! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Whalers On The Point Guesthouse Hotel Tofino
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