Modern, well-furnished hostel – third best hostel I’ve ever been to (I’ve been to dozens). Well-equipped modern kitchen, spacious rooms with comfortable bunk beds, comfortable lounge area with view of the sea. It’s right in the centre of Tofino by the local amenities (bus station, supermarket, post office etc.) It’s also close to a number of good hikes. There is also a free pool table and table football table.
Whilst this hostel is run like a tight ship, the owner/manager is much more hostel focused than customer focused – i.e. he seemed frequently grumpy, argumentative to guests and staff - and quite frankly looking to make sure that everyone knew that he was the owner/manager even when there wasn’t any trouble. It’s not a party hostel and that’s fair enough, but it wouldn’t hurt to be a little more welcoming. In my opinion there is no need to know who the manager is in a hostel, unless…there is a problem.
Would I recommend this hostel? Yes, but I’d avoid booking too many nights in case, for example, you like a drink and fall foul of a rule or two and get kicked out without refund.
As an aside, at the time of writing, this hostel organizes no events or entertainment.
- 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
- HI-Tofino - Whaler’s On The Point Guesthouse Canada - Vancouver Island