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“Homely and sociable” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Whistler Lodge Hostel

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Whistler Lodge Hostel
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Homely and sociable”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2013

At first it seems that UBC is basic in facilities but in the end that adds to its charm. The rooms are adequate which means that guests all hang out in the lounge and kitchen which makes it more sociable than other hostels where people can stay in their room with the wifi.

The addition of a hot tub, spa and vintage Mrs Pac-man are a great bonus. The wifi access is fast making skype calls and video streaming easy.

The staff are helpful and knowledgable. One of them went out of his way to ring around and organise the parts to be delivered for my helmet.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Thank jmaharman
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

Overall nice place on budget, especially if you like mountains solitude! Not in village but bus 3 min walk and as much ride... Mostly clean, but showers felt bit unkept; dorm rooms-- very uncomfortable if you need to climb to the second level. OK kitchen-- would suggest to upgrade and stock it better. The system of total video surveillance all over, paying for all games etc and hot tub open for just a few hours is not really pleasing, to say the least. But Hard to beat the price so check this place out, if you on budget.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank alex p
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

I stayed here for a week while I tried to find some more permanent accommodation. Great facilities especially the hot tub. Really helpful staff. Met some great people here

Only downside is its at the top of a big hill so you'll get fit travelling to the village

Would defo stay again, better than other hostels in whis

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gymrite
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

This was a great place to stay. It was a short walk and a 5 minute bus ride to the village. There was free WiFi, good hot tub, good rooms with a personal locker (you need to bring a lock), friendly staff. The kitchen is very big. Really good price as well and its a better location then the Hi Hostel. Met heaps of nice people there.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Craig H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

Loved the whistler lodge, stayed there for close to a month. Very cheap, ski in ski out access, wifi is ten time better than the HI HOSTEL, very great place for a low budget

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Thank Logan11511
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2011

Good layout, friendly staff. Quiet accommodations and a good space to relax. Not for the all night partier. Great price.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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1 Thank Dom I
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Surrey, Canada
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114 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2011

This place is not a lodge or a hotel. It is a HOSTEL. We were in a bit of a shock when we first got there. The pictures on the website are very old and misleading! There are so many rules and cameras everywhere! On the plus side, it is clean and the current manager is a nice person. The mattresses are really hard and uncomfortable. There are no outlets except one in a hallway right underneath a camera. Its impossible to charge a phone overnight! You have to pay extra for internet. You have to bring your own clean slippers for indoor use as street shoes are not allowed inside the facility. The place doesn't seem to have been maintained very well. The paint is chipping off and there are weeds growing all over the place with no lansdscaping. UBC students pay so much to keep this place running. It NEEDS to be renovated...!!

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Crystelshine
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Additional Information about Whistler Lodge Hostel

Property: Whistler Lodge Hostel
Address: 2124 Nordic Dr, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B2, Canada (Formerly UBC - Whistler Lodge)
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Whistler
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 53 Speciality Lodging in Whistler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Whistler Lodge is a 42 bed backpacker's hostel, centrally located just 3km south of Whistler Village and 1km north of Whistler Creekside. Our historic lodge was built in 1965 by students from UBC's Varsity Outdoor Club and until recently, was operated by the Alma Mater Society of UBC. Now under new management, we offer bunks in dorm style rooms as well as private and semi private rooms. If you are looking for an authentic Whistler experience, come stay with us! ... more   less 
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