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Whalers on the Point Guesthouse HI-Tofino

Hostel | 81 West Street, PO Box 296, Tofino, Canada V0R 2Z0

93.8% Overall Rating

12 out of 12 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/01/2015)

Kurt Smith thinks…

"Awesome place! Close to the beaches and within a surfers budget! Great atmosphere and wonderful staff. Gary is such a wonderful guy so glad we chose to stay here"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 0.75

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Please Note: For dorm beds over $30 per night, taxes are 15%. For dorms of $30 or less, taxes are 5%

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Tax Policy (payable to property)

Sales Tax 15.00%

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 12:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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Close to amenities & located downtown, Whalers on the Point Guesthouse (HI-Tofino) with it's breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean & the Clayoquot Sound, is a must see for hostellers. Great opportunities to meet & interact with travelers in the spacious, ocean view Dining & Living rooms. This along with the fireplace, patio with BBQ, free pool table & foos ball game, and a complimentary evening sauna, what's more to want. We even offer free parking & free Wi-Fi for our guests. Check us out! Read more

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About Whalers on the Point Guesthouse HI-Tofino

Whalers on the Point Guesthouse is centrally located in downtown Tofino, just a short walk to Toquin Park. Part of the Hostelling International network of worldwide backpacker's hostels, Whalers was constructed in 1999 with your comfort in mind and provides guests with the opportunity to meet and interact in it's spacious common rooms. Guests can enjoy a free game of pool or foos ball in our comfortable games room. Or if you want to “veg-out” in front of the tube, the separate TV room with DVD player may be the place for you. There’s also a large self-catering kitchen with all the amenities, where one can prepare a meal, or you can step outside to the covered patio, and use the gas BBQ which is available, to all the guests. Once your meal is ready, enjoy the casual seating in our ocean front dining room. This room features a large solarium with a gas, “see through” double-sided rock fireplace, and is adjacent to the living room. Be sure to bring your lap top, as free Wi-Fi is available on the main floor, as well as an assortment of books to read. Each evening, we fire up the wet sauna, which all guests are invited to enjoy. This is the ultimate way to relax and relieve any of the days’ tensions. There are many incredible things to do in this spectacular pristine area of the Clayoquot Sound. Whalers’ staff thrive on relaying information on trips and tours to the guest, where we set you up, and get you on your way.

Accommodation Information

Whalers on the Point Guesthouse has a variety of guest rooms. There are 2 different types of dorm rooms with bunk beds available - 4 bed and 6 bed rooms. There are also private rooms for 2, 3, 4 or 5 people. Bed sheets & linens are provided for all rooms, as are lockers and reading lights. Many of the rooms have ocean view, with some having a garden view.

Location Information

Whalers on the Point Guesthouse (HI-Tofino),
81 West Street, PO Box 296,
Tofino, B.C., Canada,
V0R 2Z0

Whalers on the Point Guesthouse is located on West Street, right at the bottom of Main Street, in downtown Tofino. It’s just a 5 minute walk to the Tofino Bus Depot, and even less to the grocery store. There are a number of boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, & tour operators, all within walking distance. The hostel overlooks the ocean and the Clayoquot Sound, where there are many popular activities. Toquin Park is a 15 minute walk, down a boardwalk stairway, through the forest to a fabulous ocean beach. About 10 kms away, you’ll find the Pacific Rim National Park, where you can stroll along one of the many boardwalks & revel in the majesty of one of the world’s largest temperate old growth rainforests. Each year, over 20,000 Gray Whales migrate past Tofino on their way north. Surf the waves at Long Beach, kayak the islands of Meares, Flores & Vargas, take in a whale watching or harbour tour, then water taxi to Hot Springs Cove for a relaxing soak. The springs, which are only accessible by air or water, are located 40 kms up the coast from Tofino in Macquinna Provincial Marine Park. From Hot Springs Cove you have a 30 minute boardwalk through an old growth cedar forest. Once you reach the springs you’ll find a natural waterfall of steaming hot water, that flows through a series of soaking pools, and finally into the ocean.

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