Whales on the Point Guesthouse: "British Columbia's Best Hostel" Tofino Hotel Tip by Rickman77

Tofino Hotels: 25 reviews and 33 photos

  The Hostel/Guesthouse
by Rickman77
 
 

Whales on the Point Guesthouse, or the Tofino Hostel is by far the nicest hostel that I have ever stayed in. It serves as a hostel and a guesthouse depending on your price range and comfort level.

Rates:
HIGH SEASON: (May 1 to Sept. 30) Member Non-Member
Dorm Beds (4 to 6 person rooms) $24
(per person) $26
(per person)
Private Dbl. Bed (1 or 2 persons) $70
(per room) $75
(per room)
Private Dbl.& Single (1,2 or 3 persons) $80
(per room) $85
(per room)
4 person room with two piece bathroom
(toilet & sink) $105
(per room) $115
(per room)
5 person room with two piece bathroom
(toilet & sink) $115
(per room) $125
(per room)
*15% tax to be added to above rates
**June 15 through Sept. 15 all 1 night bookings add $2 surcharge per person

LOW SEASON: (Oct 1 to April 30) Member Non-Member
Dorm (4 or 6 person rooms) $20
(per person) $22
(per person)
Private Dbl. Bed (1 or 2 person) $45 - $50
(per room) $50 - $55
(per room)
Private with Dbl. & Single (3 person) $60 - $65
(per room) $60 - $75
(per room)
Private with two piece bathroom... toilet & sink (2 person) $60 - $70
(per room) $60 - $75
(per room)
Private with two piece bathroom... toilet & sink (3 person) $70 - $80
(per room) $70 - $85
(per room)
Private with two piece bathroom... toilet & sink (4 person) $80 - $90
(per room) $80 - $95
(per room)
Private with two piece bathroom... toilet & sink (5 person) $90 - $100
(per room) $95 - $105
(per room)

If you are visiting in the off season they usually spread you out so that every room isn't full. Often you can get a dorm for 6 with only 2 or 3 people total bunking in the room.

Unique Qualities: The hostel is only a few years old and is in great condition.
It is constructed with lots of northwest wood and is beautifully decorated.
The bathrooms are plush!
The rooms are nice.
The kitchen is nice and roomie.
The sitting room and dining room have a fireplace and overlook the water with a great view.
There is a game room with a stero system and a pool table which is free to use.
There is a TV room which can be used to watch TV or movies. The hostel has a large variety of movies which can be watched for free as well.

Address: 81 West Street
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Tofino is tiny. Ask anyone and they can't point you there. It is at the very end of the road though. Just drive north till you can drive no more and take a left right before you drive into the water.
othercontact: info@tofinohostel.com
Phone: 250.725.3443
Price: US$20-40
Theme: Hostel
Website: http://www.tofinohostel.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 9, 2005
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