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Review of Whistler Lodge Hostel

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Whistler Lodge Hostel
Certificate of Excellence
Victoria, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Whether you get to sleep or not is dependent on the staff working”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

Stayed here four nights. Enjoyed my stay every night except for the one when Cameron was working. He decided that partying with the people who were staying at the hostel was more important than: cleaning the bathroom, stocking the bathroom with toilet paper and creating a quiet atmosphere after 11pm. He turned the music quite loud and the place became a party place. For those of us who spent the day hiking/biking we were quite annoyed that this place became a ruckus until 6am.

All of the other staff does a great job turning down the lights, keeping the place clean and reminding people to go party at the bars after 11pm. But not Cameron.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Rae N
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Hong Kong, China
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

Homelike, neat and tidy. Note that it is the dorm-type, but if you travel with several friends, it becomes another fun. The staff is very nice. Although it is a bit far from the main village, if you on holiday, you will not mind to have a leisure 30 min walk. Buses are also available to connect to the village, just plan the time with the timetable.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Arlington, Virginia
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212 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Stayed in the UBC Lodge on the advice of some current UBC students, and could not have had a better time for the price. We stayed in a dorm style lodging, with bunk beds and curtains as doors. However, given the price and the location we had a great time and found the accomodations clean and great for backpack travelers or people on a budget. The village was a short, and walkable distance away.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Juneau, Alaska
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35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

Creekside is great but this location is very out of the way for those without a car. If you stay for a few days it isn't too difficult to find the route that lets you ski almost directly to the lodge from Whistler Mtn (out of bounds).

The price is reasonable, especially for UBC students ($25-$40) and the facilities taken together make one of the better hostels I've ever stayed in (yeah I'm talking about the hot tub). I've heard of some issues with previous staff members friendliness but after all they're not butlers and they do a decent job of keeping things in order.

The bottom line is, its not too hard to find a nice hotel room in the Village for $80 a night, therefore, if there are at least two of you find a Best Western or equivalent instead. For the budget group, its easy to put 4 people in a room with two beds and keep the change for the Village's overpriced drinks.

Room Tip: Try to book ahead of time for busy times like Christmas or UBC's February 'reading break'...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jmaharman
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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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    • 4 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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    • 3 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gymrite
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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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