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HI - Tofino - Whaler’s on the Point Guesthouse

81 West St, PO Box 296, Tofino, British Columbia, V0R 2Z0, Canada

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Overall Rating 91%

From 10 Reviews

Hostel rating (10)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 95%
Security 90%
Service 89%
Comfort 88%
Green rating 91%

Book your stay at HI - Tofino - Whalers on the Point Guesthouse in Tofino

  • Private
    From €82.20
10 or more people?
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Tofino Hostel

Hostel Tofino

Welcome to our hostel

Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Tofino is British Columbia's secret paradise! HI-Tofino, Whalers on the Point Guesthouse was constructed in 1999 with your comfort in mind and provides guests with the opportunity to meet and interact in its spacious living and dining rooms. To ensure a good night's sleep, guests can also relax in the sauna or shoot a game of pool in Whalers' games room., The town of Tofino, B.C. is the gateway to Clayoquot Sound on the wild west coast of British Columbia. Stroll one of many boardwalks in Pacific Rim National Park and revel in the majesty of the old growth rainforest. Whalewatching is incredible, as each year, 20,000 Gray Whales migrate past Tofino on their way to their summer feeding grounds in the waters of Baja Mexico.

Surf the breakers at Long Beach, part of Canada's Pacific Rim National Park, or kayak through a vast archepelego of islands in beautiful Clayoquot Sound. Try deep sea fishing and discover a new underwater world snorkeling or scuba diving. Finish it all off with a visit to Hot Springs Cove for a long soak in a natural hot spring.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

  • Available
  • Limited
  • Unavailable

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

  • Available
  • Limited
  • Unavailable

Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Sauna
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Car parking nearby - 500m to 1km
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available post check out
  • Sports Equipment Storage
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 07:00 to 23:00
Check-in:
From 07:00 to 23:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 250.725.3443

Fax. 250.725.3463

tofino@hihostels.ca

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Pacific Rim National Park (More than 10km)
  • Big Tree Trail Meares Island (3 to 5km)
  • Long Beach (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

WiFi was pretty much unusable and was not available in my dorm. Otherwise, my stay was not bad.

70%

Avatar for Laetitia

Laetitia,

Sun 14 Feb 2016

The HI in Tofino is a wonderful hostel. It has a very beautiful ocean view and the 'living room' has enough tables and sofas for everyone! You can always listen to music and I met a lot of people. I can totally recommend it!

97%

Avatar for Jasmin

Jasmin,

Thu 03 Dec 2015

My Favorite hostel EVER! Gorgeous location and within walking distance to everything in Tofino. We extended our stay an extra night we loved it so much! Rooms were comfy, bathrooms clean and modern, guests friendly, staff helpful, Tofino EXCELLENT! We ended up booking a surfing lesson on our last day at 11 am- 2 pm and the staff allowed us to come back after checkout to shower and warm up! If you visit wake up early and just look out your window- so beautiful! Recommend 110%!!!

100%

Avatar for Kallie

Kallie,

Thu 03 Dec 2015

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (Less than 500 m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m to 1km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (500m to 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500 m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m to 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500 m)
  • Wooded Area (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Bus
Tofino Bus offers daily service between Victoria, Nanaimo, and Tofino. Call 1-866-986-3466 for schedules & fares, or visit their web site at tofinobus.com.
Alternate Transport
At 81 West St, at the foot of Main St, in downtown Tofino. FromVancouver, catch a BC ferry from the Horseshoe Bay terminal or the Tsawwassen terminal to Nanaimo. Once in Nanaimo, proceed north along the Island Hwy 19, then take Hwy 4 through Port Alberni, on to Tofino., Available free of charge at hostel.
Car
From Vancouver take the B.C. ferry to Nanaimo. You catch the ferry from the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal or the Tsawwassen ferry terminal. Once in Nanaimo proceed north along the Island Hwy #19, then take Hwy #4 to through Port Alberni, on to Ucluelet and Tofino.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Skateboarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted

Energy

  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Double-glazing windows

Waste

  • Recycling areas

Water

  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in toilet
  • Water-wise garden

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