HI Whistler
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HI Whistler

1035 Legacy Way Whistler Village, Whistler, British Columbia V8E 0J6 Canada
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4.0
#2 of 2 hostels in Whistler
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
Opened in July 2010, the HI Whistler is a purpose-built hostel that was originally used as part of the Whistler Athletes' Village during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. This brand new facility sets the standard in hostelling with all the amenities you'd expect and then some. There's more to HI Whistler than just a place to sleep. Grab a coffee and snack at Cheaky's Cafe in the hostel lobby, lounge on the outdoor decks with mountain views, store your bike, skis, and boards in the equipment storage room, hang out in the media room with its 52" HDTV and meet some cool new folks over a free game of pool in the lounge.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Game room
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Wifi
Snack bar
Vending machine
Hiking
Skiing
Billiards
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, French

Location

1035 Legacy Way Whistler Village, Whistler, British Columbia V8E 0J6 Canada
264Reviews5Q+A36Room tips

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Dunc wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I mainly stayed in a private room which was clean, had a private bathroom & more than adequate space to spread out & chill on a ski trip. On a slightly negative point, the bed head wall backed onto the stairwell so on the odd occasion it was slightly noisy when people came back from the bars late (we’ve all been there so let it go).Very good kitchen facilities; as a hostel, quite rightly, it has groups so on 1 night (out of 7) there was no space to cook due to group being in there (which resulted in having to drink a few beers for an hour before eating) but, otherwise, not an issue to cook & eat whenever you wanted. Reception staff were friendly & helpful. It’s about a 7 mins bus ride to Creekside (best option in my opinion) to access to Gondola on Whistler and 15 mins to Whistler village for acces to Whistler or Blackcomb mountains.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Tanya D wrote a review Aug 2021
Whistler, Canada53 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked a private room for my elderly mother who visited our area for 11 nights. Located in the quiet Cheakamus Crossing residential neighbourhood, with a local transit bus stop steps away. This top floor room was spacious and bright, spotlessly clean, comfortable, and well-equipped. Suggest you request a room on a high floor overlooking the park to avoid any traffic noise. Unfortunately, the night manager doesn't control access to the hostel decks so on hot nights with bedroom windows open, sleeping guests are regularly disturbed by people out there talking at 3am, and the possibility of a noisy dorm (?) party (1 during this stay). Besides this, it was a super and safe place for people visiting local residents. All age groups are welcome to stay at this property. Thank you!
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Date of stay: July 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: High floor overlooking the park
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mbwarden wrote a review Mar 2023
Winnipeg, Mb177 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My first hostel experience was here at the Hi Hostel in Whistler…….
I’m older and was traveling solo in the fall offseason through Whistler. I noticed this place was one of the cheapest options in the area and knowing that it was recently built for the olympics I booked a private room w/bathroom.

I had a vehicle so being away from town wasn’t a problem and it was super easy to find. Check in was a breeze and the front desk lady was nice and answered any questions that I had. My room was found to be really clean and both the bathroom and bed area were really spacious, not much for decor but you’re just there to sleep and clean up anyway. I didn’t partake in any of the breakfast/lunch there or use the kitchen. Wifi was found to be strong and the tv had plenty of channels to browse through. The property was really quiet which is nice, probably because it was the off-season and there didn’t seem to be a lot of guests in the building.

I definitely enjoyed my stay here and wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again in the future!!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Free parking, requires a vehicle or transit to get to town, train wreck hike is right behind the...
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Response from Alfie McKenzie, General Manager at HI Whistler
Responded 14 Mar 2023
Thanks so much for leaving us your feedback, we're stoked to read that you had a great stay with us and we hope to welcome you back in future! - Alfie, GM
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Holden L wrote a review Jan 2022
62 contributions25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall, our stay at HI Whistler was good. Mind you, this is mostly a hostel, but we opted for the single bed room. A decision I’d recommend for most, unless you’re really trying to save money.

The room was clean, the bed fairly comfortable, and the bathroom had the basics. Now, for the price point, it was good and you probably shouldn’t expect too much.

However, we found things like out-of-stocked vending machines (both food and drink), a lack of extra/thicker bed sheets, and a dismal cafe somewhat disappointing. None of these things make or break our stay, but just things to note.

Once again, for the price point you’ll enjoy the stay. The ~30min bus to Whistler is simple enough and you can use that saved money on food.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bus 20 and 20x will be what you use to get into Whistler. It’s $2.50/ticket or $7.50/day. It...
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Jennifer G wrote a review Oct 2021
Edmonton, Canada1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I was not able to rest all, everytime I move a little bit the bed was cracking like is going to break, do not waste your money . Pay a little extra for a better stay. The hostel is like 10 min driving from Whistler it is not noisy.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alfie McKenzie, General Manager at HI Whistler
Responded 11 Jan 2023
Hello there, Please accept our sincere apologies, we really want to make sure everybody has a fantastic and relaxed time at HI Whistler and it looks like we weren't able to do that for you. There are some beds in the hostel that creak and we are in the process of implementing a solution for this, I hope one day we get the chance to make it up to you with a much better experience. If anything else comes to mind that you'd like to express, please don't hesitate to contact us directly. Thank you so much.
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MM wrote a review Dec 2022
Darwin, Australia5 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Beds and pillows are super uncomfortable, bed creaks with every movement. Most of the staff were unfriendly - price seems way too high for what you get. You can hear everything on the street through the windows. There was blood on the floor mat in the shower, wear shoes in the shower!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Book closer to the village
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Response from Alfie McKenzie, General Manager at HI Whistler
Responded 11 Jan 2023
Hi there, I'm really sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your time here at HI Whistler, and we'll definitely be taking your comments on board as we try to constantly improve our operation. We have found a solution for those beds that still creak and will be fixing that issue over the coming weeks and months, I hope you consider staying with us again in future and am confident you will see an improvement if so. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly if you have any further concerns or feedback. Thanks.
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Stay63121786259 wrote a review Dec 2022
3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Besides being busy, and beds will be beds, the staff were incredible and honest. Great deal and value for anyone looking for alternative to renting. Because landlords are sketchy anyways and you'll end up paying the same. 6 of one, Half dozen the other. At least you get hot showers, cold fidges, clean washrooms too. A no brainer
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Chill at the first floor coffee spot
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Response from Alfie McKenzie, General Manager at HI Whistler
Responded 12 Jan 2023
Hi there, Thank you so much for your kind words, it's always great to hear about it when our guests have a sweet time at the hostel. Whistler can be quite an expensive place, and we do endeavour to provide the best value in town, so that everybody can come up and enjoy the mountain! We can't wait to welcome you back again in future.
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Simon Scowen wrote a review Jun 2023
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand43 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
had booked for 7 nights on booking dot com after 3 nights. I had about as much as I could take with a shared room. The person above me slept with his shoes on all night and stunk the room out with smoking. So I asked if I could please be upgraded to a single room. The staff and manger were very accommodating with my request. I couldn’t be more happy. Thank you. I recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: June 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Alfie McKenzie, General Manager at HI Whistler
Responded 30 Jun 2023
Hello there! Thank you for taking the time out to provide your feedback, we're really grateful to know how things went and for the opportunity to learn from this experience! If there are ever issues in your dormitory overnight our front desk staff are available 24/7 and always committed to finding a solution. I'm so glad to read we were able to fix the situation and give you a comfortable stay!
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LeoLHR wrote a review Oct 2022
London, United Kingdom724 contributions324 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at this place for 2 nights during the hiking trip in the area. Accommodation in Whistler is quite expensive so the hotel provide decent alternative.

I stayed in one of the shared room. It’s basic but enough for a place to crash. Rooms are clean and bathroom was functional. They don’t provide soap and shampoo.

The location might not be the best if you don’t have your own car. I’m not sure how good the public transportation option is.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Alexandra T wrote a review Oct 2022
Murrieta, California1,873 contribution824 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here on a road trip from Vancouver to Calgary. The room was clean but very bare bones, not even a hook on the wall. The building was built for the 2010 Olympics and it still feels new. There is a nice walking trail behind the hostel.
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Date of stay: August 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from HI Whistler
Whistler, Canada
Getting off on Creekside is the closest stop. Whistler is quite stretched out along the highway, so from there, you take Bus #1 or #2 to Cheakamus. The bus driver will know which building to point you towards. If you have any problems, you may call our toll-free number from a cell phone or any pay phone for free.
Answer from HI Whistler
Whistler, Canada
Hello Jillian, We have 4 bed rooms that we can convert into a private group room. So the 4th bed would remain vacant and you'll have you an ensuite bathroom. You'll have to book it directly through the hostel as it's not listed on online sites. Give us a call or email and we'll help you arrange a booking. Cheers, Ryan
Answer from HI Whistler
Whistler, Canada
Hello Gywn, The hostel we need a signed letter from your parent or legal guardian for each of you. Please book at least a week in advance so that we can verify with your parents beforehand. But yes, the hostel can host you in Whistler!
JudyFong asked a question Mar 2015
New York City, New York1 contribution3 helpful votes
Is there a regular shuttle service or transportation between the hostel and mountain? Cost?
Answer from HI Whistler
Whistler, Canada
Hello Judy, Yes, there is a public bus that stops right outside our hostel. It leaves about every 30 minutes and cost $2.50 per trip. We have the schedule at Front Desk and also sell bus tickets and day passes. The bus starts early (about 5am) and ends late too (about 3am).
Answer from HI Whistler
Whistler, Canada
Hello Michelle, All of our rooms have low-pile carpet. There is no cloth on our headboards and there is no wallpaper. You can see a photo of our private rooms to give you an idea on TripAdvisor. Kind Regards, Ryan, GM
mbwarden wrote a tip Mar 2023
Winnipeg, Mb177 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Free parking, requires a vehicle or transit to get to town, train wreck hike is right behind the property"
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Stay63121786259 wrote a tip Dec 2022
3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Chill at the first floor coffee spot"
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MM wrote a tip Dec 2022
Darwin, Australia5 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book closer to the village"
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Holden L wrote a tip Jan 2022
62 contributions25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bus 20 and 20x will be what you use to get into Whistler. It’s $2.50/ticket or $7.50/day. It takes about ~30min to get to the village."
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Tanya D wrote a tip Aug 2021
Whistler, Canada53 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"High floor overlooking the park"
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PRICE RANGE
£39 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hostelling international whistler youth hotel whistler
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaWhistler
NUMBER OF ROOMS
56
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Frequently Asked Questions about HI Whistler
Which popular attractions are close to HI Whistler?
Nearby attractions include Forged Axe Throwing (0.7 miles), Escape! Whistler (4.5 miles), and Whistler Sliding Centre (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at HI Whistler?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
What food & drink options are available at HI Whistler?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at HI Whistler?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to HI Whistler?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rimrock Cafe, Red Door Bistro, and Quattro At Whistler.
Are any cleaning services offered at HI Whistler?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at HI Whistler?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does HI Whistler have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is HI Whistler accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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