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“A gem of a place!” 5 of 5 stars
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Whalers on the Point Guesthouse
81 West St. | P.O. Box 296, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada   |  
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Ranked #6 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Tofino
Manchester UK
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“A gem of a place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2006

We stayed at Whalers a couple of weeks ago for 4 nights, 2 Adults and 2 Teenagers in a Family Room for 4 people. Great atmosphere, very efficiently run, clean and tidy, it's not the Ritz but for a Hostel it's top quality.

Magnificent views of Tofino Harbour from the living room area, 5 - 10 minutes from all services in Tofino Village, discounts on Whale Watching Trips and at the Rain Forest Cafe which is a top quality Asian Fusion Restaurant in Tofino.

Lots of different nationalities staying there and a multitude of accents and languages to be heard, all ages, not just full of backpacking youngsters etc, a real cosmopolitan vibe.

Highly recommended.

  • Liked — Relaxed style, very friendly, well managed.
  • Disliked — Method of food storage a bit haphazard but not a major issue
  • Tips/Secrets — Book early as difficult to get in.
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Toronto, Ont
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2005

Went to Tofino with the intention of surfing for a few days and discovred much more. I really enjoyed my time there and I believe it had a lot to do with the hostal. Very clean, great staff and well equiped. Would certainly stay there again. Everyone on the staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is very relaxed. If you are a young traveller, this is the place to be.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2005

This hostel is very well kept. The view from the living room is amazing - I spent one night just relaxing there, staring out of the window. The bedrooms are really clean. This is definately a quiet and relaxed hostel. My only criticism is that the kitchen is not very well equipped.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Whalers on the Point Guesthouse

Address: 81 West St. | P.O. Box 296, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 70
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