Really enjoyed my recent stay at the HI-Whistler. Was in a room with 2 bunk beds (4 beds). The room was clean, had a window that opened, and enough room for people to move around (though not as spacious as a hotel room). The adjoining bathroom had one shower, one toilet, and two sinks and was shared by a second room with two bunk beds. The water was hot and everything was clean.
I was on the third floor and never had any trouble sleeping. The hostel was quiet but if you wanted to hang out it boasts a large kitchen and seating area to chat, play cards, etc. Lots of room to store food and pots & pans to cook. There is also a lounge area with computers.
The downstairs has a couple TVs and a little cafe where you can grab coffee or food without ever stepping foot outside.
The hostel itself is a few minutes outside of the main Whistler village. However, you can catch the bus right outside and it's only about 20min by bus into the village. You can buy bus tickets right at the front desk. They were also helpful with recommendations on places to eat and things to do.
Highly recommended for a MUCH cheaper place to stay in somewhat expensive Whistler.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hostelling International Whistler Youth Hotel Whistler