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HI-Whistler
Reviewed 16 March 2013

Very nicely kept hostel in Whistler, BC. Everything is very clean and relatively quiet. The hostel staff is always friendly and willing to help. Be aware that this is a HOSTEL and by definition you can have other people in your room that you don't know (depending on your accommodation selection). You can always lock up your stuff before you leave the room - although I never felt the need.

The thing to keep in mind is that you cannot walk to the village or lifts from the Hostel. So if you have a car, no big deal. Buses run pretty frequently to the village for $2.50 Canadian. Getting back can be more of an issue is you go out in the village at night, so either plan your return trip, or be prepared to pay the $25 CAN back to the Hostel.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

Very nice hostel, everything was perfect except for the location. We had car so we didnt have any problems but for those who travel by bus it sucks...it's very far from the village. Otherwise it was clean,peaceful,a lot of activities offered, all for reasonable money. ISIC discount for students was very pleasant...i would totally stay here again (if i had car)

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 February 2013 via mobile

I stayed in this hostel for 3 days but could have stayed much longer. It's one if the nicest hostels I've ever stayed in. It's the old athletes village so all the facilities are very modern. There is cafe in the reception area for those that don't want to make the trek into the village (its only a $2.50 15min bus ride). Also, there's a ski/board storage room and an elevator. I will stay at this place again in future and recommend it to anyone who wants to do a budget trip to Whis. Staff were very helpful even helped to organise my ski hire.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

Stayed one night in a 4 bed dorm unit with 3 friends. The room was small with 2 bunk beds, and a shower, toilet and 2 sinks were shared with another dorm unit. The room was clean and minimal but perfectly adequate. The cafe had a selection of breakfast items and espresso. It was a great place for a quick overnight stay.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

Heated floors, modern rooms. It is quite expensive for its distance from the lifts, and the noise in the halls at night. If you can sleep through anything, then stay here. The kitchen, though incredibly modern was disgusting. The sheets, even though pressed had other peoples hairs on them. YUK!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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MarcWhistler, General Manager at HI-Whistler, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel, and thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention. The items you mentioned regarding the overall cleanliness of our property are something that I will address with our Housekeeping Supervisor, and I apologize in this instance that we have not met your, or our, expectations. Once again, thank you for taking the time to review our property, and we hope to see you in Whistler again. Kind Regards, Shaun Freeman - General Manager.

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Reviewed 3 January 2013

Brilliant facilities, very modern and fresh. The view of the mountains from our window was an added bonus. We stayed in a 4 bed mixed dorm which was very spacious, the bathroom was en-suite and very plush for a hostel. The only criticism would be the distance was the main Whistler village as the bus takes a while. Overall though this is brilliant value hostel, which I will use again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

I spent one night at this hostel after a week of tent camping. Having my own car was no problem, as there is ample parking right next to the building. I stayed in a spacious private room with a fantastic view of the mountains. The room was simple but clean and attractive, equipped with an ensuite bathroom and TV. However, as others have noted, the only ventilation was by opening a window. The mattress and bedding were comfortable and--the biggest surprise--my floor was very quiet, so I slept well. The exterior of the building has a quite beautiful alpine look; you'd never know it was a hostel. The interior is basic (I wouldn't expect much more from a hostel) but very clean and comfortable. The first-floor cafe and lounge has a cool and stylish vibe, although with fairly cheap furniture. While I did not eat in the cafe, I took advantage of the hot beverages that were available. Overall, I was very happy with the location, value, and condition of this hostel and would definitely stay again. I've stayed in many hostels, and this one beat them all.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about HI-Whistler

Address: 1035 Legacy Way | Whistler Village, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B1, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Whistler
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 55 Speciality Lodging in Whistler
Price Range: £45 - £99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI-Whistler 2*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 or foosball in the games room. ... more   less 
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Hostelling International Whistler Youth Hotel Whistler

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