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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Well I had a dorm room had roommates from Germany really enjoyed talking to them laid back friendly the owner Chris was terrific highly recommend this place looking forward to coming back to stay here. Kitchen well stocked great little rooms to talk and socialize with fellow travelers if you're looking for a great hostile to stay at I highly... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a cosy room with a gorgeous ocean view. Wondeful relaxed atmosphere. The family that runs this cute place is great, they made our stay their unfoggetable! Our little son didn't want to leave this place. Neither did we! Highly recommended!!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a night looking for something simple and easy. Keep it simple like we say in nz. Booked through hostel bookers and paid a deposit. When I got here late, they didn't take the deposit off the balance when I said I had paid one .. I paid $3 online and $25 over the counter. Ok no big... More 

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Nobleford, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Had originally planned for a single night's stay with a friend, but met such interesting characters that we joined forces and toured around the area with them and stayed an extra night. Everyone was just so open and friendly… simply amazing!

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for two nights on separate occassions in September 13. Great little hostel. Very relaxed. Prices very reasonable. Place was spotless. Even the locals call in as it's the most happening place in town! Great place to stop to break up journey to Ucluelet or Tofino. Highly recommended.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I had a short stay in Port Alberni the Tuesday after a long weekend. After a HOT day in town and trip to a Lake, I wandered into the Fat Salmon and immediately felt at home. It was quiet and relaxed... and all I really wanted was to charge my phone and rest, so I enjoyed their small book loan... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Fat Salmon is located in the highly underrated port alberni. Port alberni is cheaper than most areas on the island and is the perfect place to access the many other locations/activities in the area as well as the less well known local attractions. This hostel is really clean, has big dorm rooms, a well equipped kitchen and amazingly friendly staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Fat Salmon owners are friendly and helpful. They even gave us a bigger room as we were coming off a trip and had lots of wet gear. The rooms are very basic and the matresses a bit on the old side, but we slept fine nonetheless. It is in a great part of town, close to the MV Rose port... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

I was on the train heading north from Victoria intending to get off at Nanaimo, but a tour director, upon hearing that I was a carpenter, suggested that I go a bit further to Qualicum Beach then head west to Port Alberni because they have the only operating steam-powered lumber mill in North America. I took her advice, but there's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2009

I stayed at the Fat Salmon Backpackers several times when work in Port Alberni and inclement weather precluded me from returning home. The hosts went above and beyond the call of duty to make me feel welcome. In the summer they host barbecues for friends and lodgers alike on their front deck. There's no better place than the Fat Salmon... More 

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Address: 3250 3rd Ave, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 4E1, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Port Alberni
Number of rooms: 6
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