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HI-Tofino - Whaler’s on the Point Guesthouse

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Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 19 September 2016

First the good, the staff is great they were helpful and nice. The showers were good, especially the family one downstairs, the kitchen is small but well stocked, the view is very nice of the water. What I didn't like was there was not enough places to sit when the hostel was busy, I had one very rainy day there...

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

I came up to visit the Tofino for just a few days last week. Staying at the HI was amazing! It is a chilled hostel, with very friendly staff! I had no set plans for my stay, the hostel staff helped suggest and organize hikes and things to do in town! I would definite recommend staying, and I will certainly...

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Thank Alexander R
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Beautiful medium-sized hostel in the gorgeous little town of Tofino. Situated at the westernmost part of the town, across from the Ice House restaurant. Beautiful common room with lots of comfy sitting areas, a stone fireplace, and huge windows overlooking the harbour. My 4-bed dorm was enormous with great beds, was spotless, and also overlooked the harbour. Loved the individual...

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Thank Allan0723
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is my second visit with my family and I found that any changes are unnoticeable and that is just fine. It is still a socialable, clean hostel with good staff and interesting guests and significantly the least expensive option for lodgings in Tofino. They provide shuttles to the beach (but we thought it expensive at $24). But everything is...

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Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 9 September 2016

What isn't to love about Tofino? And the hostel? If you said nothing then you read my mind. Spent Labour Day weekend 2016 here with 2 friends & were immediately impressed with the staff & how knowledgeable they were on the area and you could definitely tell they enjoyed their jobs & interacting with guests. Having worked in Hospitality and...

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1Thank laura o
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The hostel has an amazing location and good, clean facilities however we had quite an unpleasant few nights in a very noisy room. The first night I asked to move room however I was told this was not possible without even looking at the reservations. I put up with the noise for another night and then asked another member of...

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1Thank Pixie896
HI-TOFINOHOSTEL, General Manager at HI-Tofino - Whaler’s on the Point Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review Pixie896. We appreciate you taking the time to reach out and we always appreciate customer feedback. We are reviewing ways in which to better accommodate guests in that room and are now considering alternative uses for it as its proximity to the common area can present a problem if other guests decide to stay up late...

Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

So as stated. Clean lovely location, just seemed only a few people working there took pride in there job. And I'm a firm beleiver your business is as good as your staff. Was a real shame because clearly other member work hard for a good reputation.. ow well won't be returning to this hostel next year.. (had to ring the...

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1Thank Samuel P
HI-TOFINOHOSTEL, General Manager at HI-Tofino - Whaler’s on the Point Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello Samuel, Thanks for taking the time to review, and we always appreciate customer feedback. We apologize for not meeting your expectations and we hope to win back your favor on your next visit to Tofino! We have been working hard towards improving all aspects of the operations and customer service is always a focus, however at the end of...

Libertyville, Illinois
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We spent one night of our vacation in Tofino and were traveling with a family of 7 including guests. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean, beds were comfortable, the people were friendly and it was a short walk into town for dinner. Parking is limited so you need to give the desk your keys. Views from the gathering room...

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2Thank JSkoog
Innisfil, Canada
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I recently stayed at whalers and for the most part enjoyed our stay . It's quite expensive for the Amount you get with your experience . For example there's not much property or much to do in the hostel . so the room is all they have to offer so for $50+ a night we would have...

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2Thank munshaw12
Germany
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We booked a suite for 4 persons. It was just a very simple room with bunk beds. There was not even a shower in the room. This is a youth hostel with all the rules of a youth hotel. Compared to the other accommodation we visited this one was one of the most expensive for definitive a minimum comfort. Even...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about 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
Price Range: $75 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 70
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Whalers On The Point Guesthouse Hotel Tofino
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“The women shared room has a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Michimoz, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view room- you wont be disappointed”
 of 5 bubbles J988TClaurao, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Great Location, Great Staff, Great Atmosphere, Great Hostel”
 of 5 bubbles X6981SMsams, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“Super nice view on the water and mountains from the lounge”
 of 5 bubbles Niice, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“arrive early if you need a car space”
 of 5 bubbles totnesjohn, 11 Oct 2015 | Read review
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