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“Great location. get a motel.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of HI-Tofino - Whaler’s on the Point Guesthouse

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HI-Tofino - Whaler’s on the Point Guesthouse
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great location. get a motel.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

If you bring your own foodstuffs, then the on-site kitchen will make it worth it, because eating out is very expensive in Tofino. Parking is spare, and definitely not for motorcycles (we had one go down.)

Four to a room, co-ed. Clean, but the internet is really slow because everybody is on it. A nice sitting area with a beautiful view. A good place to sleep, but no charm. Full of surfers and self-absorbed 20 somethings.

Room Tip: Upstairs room can get hot in the summer.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

We arrived very late in Tofino and had to decide quick. We paid 45 dollar per person and night which is ridiculous in my opinion for a bed in a dorm. But the hostel was clean and tidy. In the room where I slept we had no power outlets and the lamp over my bed was not working which was as well really annoying.
The staff was in a rush probably because we were so late but maybe these guys should rethink their work attitude.
Anyways I cannot recommend this place because too expensive, not really friendly staff and no power outlets in the room. Btw the location was actually good but the parking lot was already full so be aware that they have parking lots but they can be full

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Tillstein
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Zurich, Switzerland
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013 via mobile

Two friends and me stayed there for two nights in a 3 people room. Enough space, nice washrooms, good kitchen, caring staff. I would stay there again! It's great value for what you pay and an excellent location.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank swiss-muffin
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

After booking a campsite, and showing up in the pouring rain we were stuck. With all hotels being booked/too expensive we looked at the hostel. We had a private room and it was very clean. The staff made you feel very welcome. I would highly recommend this hostel for anyone staying. Since the weather is unpredictable its the best way to stay dry and keep warm after a day in the cold seas attempting to surf.

I have stayed in a few hostels, and I can say that this is my top 2 of the cleanest and nicest hostels I have been to. Kitchen/Dining area have an ocean view. STUNNING.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Steph W
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Holmes Beach, Florida
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42 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

One of the best hostels you can find. It's dining and lounge area outlook on the ocean and is an awesome view to wake up to. There is a pool table, tv area and a really decent kitchen for everyone to use. I left a few weeks ago and already miss it. The staff is also really great! Highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amoep
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Heidelberg, Germany
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

Probably the best HI hostel in Canada. Great value if you are off season (Around 28 $ for a bed in dormitory). it is still brand new with the one of the best location in Tofino on the waterfront (but on the harbour side and not where the sandy beaches are!)

Staff is particularly efficient and performant always cleaning and keeping things in order... Maybe a bit too much... So don't expect too much friendliness... Beware also of some party's guys (they look like surfers or pretend to surf but they don't) always having something to celebrate, who spend their nights drinking out of the hostel and your days sleeping in your dormitory...

One of my best experience anyways! I stayed there one week and did not want to leave...

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Frederic_Montfort
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Belwood, Ontario
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

This hostel associated with Hostel International (HI) is AMAZING!! Very Clean with all the amenities you would expect. The staff are very helpful and easily accessible. The view from the dining area onto the water allows for a relaxing enjoyable meal. It is within a 2 minute walk to downtown. Great value for this area!!

Room Tip: Shared and Private rooms available.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Corie K
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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 > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 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 
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