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Birch Bay Hostel and Guest House

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7467 Gemini St., Blaine, WA 98230
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Went in 2012 with a big family with teens and children, wonderful friendly staff, creative paintings all over the walls with various themes. We found it really attractive that artists could stay there, with non-conventional payment; in exchange for a wall mural painting during their stay, proposed prior. The kitchen was equipped with lots of pots, pans and other tools,... More

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Whistler, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Very thin walls, the place is a creepy and old building. Although the staff was friendly and nice, and the dog was just sooo cute! I very much regret not staying at a hotel for double the price. I did not bother using the kitchen or any of the facilities. I will not come here again.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We knew a hostel would be a new adventure. Based on Trip Advisor we thought it would be fun to try this one. This was way too much adventure for us. The place looked nothing like the pictures on their website. We were checked in by a disheveled and disorganized woman, and never offered a real tour or access info... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The hosts were friendly, but the facility is like bad joke. I booked with them based on other trip advisor reviews, but anyone who rated this place any better than "poor" has sadly low expectations. The bedding was threadbare and had hair on it, so it probably wasn't even clean. Dirty floors and carpets. No key for my dorm style... More

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hostelbirchbay, Manager at Birch Bay Hostel and Guest House, responded to this review

We apologize for the condition of you stay, we've are restaffing and removing all the old thread worn sheets. We would like to offer you a complementary stay at the hostel. Thank You for your honest review and rest assured we have fixed the problem. More

Rockaway, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Birch Bay Hostel is an awesome place to spend a single night, or a few days for that matter. I stayed at the hostel for a brief period during april of 2011. My stay was awesome. The staff was super friendly and helpful. I was warmly welcomed with fresh baked goods at the hostel. I loved talking with the staff... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

My friend and I signed up for the Birch Bay half marathon and wanted to find a convenient location for lodging so we could head up to Vancouver the day prior. The hostel was the perfect place to stay, within ten minutes from the border and they even gave us a discount as race participants…great when you are on a... More

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Been to the Birch Bay Lions hostel many times now. It is filled with new paint, original art and friendly volunteers and staff. The park is shows off local birds. I've seen deer, racoons and even a skunk. Cleaner than any of the 8 other hostels I have stayed at. Wi Fi is fast which helps me with my work.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

This converted airforce barracks is not that attractive on the outside but has great accomodations. We stayed in a newly refurbished family room. It had lovely artwork, a semi-private bath (shared with one other room, which was unoccupied) and was really quiet. The beds were comfortable and the linens were new and clean. The kitchen area was well stocked and... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2011

My stay at the hostel was very nice. It is very close to Vancouver and Bellingham, which was its main appeal for me. The hostel was under construction when I arrived, however the room was very clean. The manager was friendly and answered all of my questions. I didn't have the opportunity to go skiing at Mt. Baker but i... More

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Address: 7467 Gemini St., Blaine, WA 98230
Location: United States > Washington > Blaine
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Visit the historic site of the Blaine Air Force Station Now Bay Horizon park and stay in one of the rooms of the officers quarters. The hostel is only a few minutes from the beach and within 10 minutes of the Peace Arch Border. It boasts a large community kitchen, only 3 beds in dorm rooms and a center for artists and musicians to create. Ideal space for group retreats, weddings, workshops, scouts & teams. ... more   less 
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