My cross-Canada trip led me here. I was originally going to stay only three days. Well, it has been a week and a half so far and I have another week booked.
This place is great. Dorms have two bunk beds for four people. Each two dorm rooms share one toilet, one shower and two sinks. It isn’t too much of a problem because if your toilet is in use than you can access another one by going next door to the next paired dorms. The beds are the most comfortable I have found in a hostel environment.
I have to say this place is well maintained; they have a cleaning crew of two staff that are scheduled from 9am to midnight. These people work really hard to keep the place nice and clean and it shows.
On the main floor there is a coffee shop that is staffed from 7am to sometime in the afternoon; their grilled sandwiches are really tasty. On the second floor are the common areas: A pool-table room; a lounging area with a deck; a TV room with satellite and a 52 inch TV; a state-of-the-art kitchen that you would find in a restaurant; a dining deck with a BBQ; and a laundry room with a TV.
People have reviewed that Internet is free. Yes it is, if you have your own computer. If you need to use one of the public computers then there is a fee. Also, the hostel has made printing available for a reasonable fee.
As reviewed already parking at the hostel is free. The drive to the village is about 10 Km but parking is a pain in the village and worst on weekends. Unfortunately, the Municipality of the Resort of Whistler has recently decided to decrease tourism by charging for parking in most of their day lots. Currently the closest lots to The Village (Lots 1, 2, and 3) are $12 per day. The other lots farther away from The Village are still free, but from the looks of it there are plans to charge at all lots at a future date. I would suggest taking the bus; it runs frequently and is cheap. A day pass on the bus is currently $7.00.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened in July 2010, the HI-Whistler is a purpose-built hostel that was originally used as part of the Whistler Athletes' Village during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. This brand new facility sets the standard in hostelling with all the amenities you'd expect and then some.There's more to HI-Whistler than just a place to sleep. Grab a coffee and snack at Cheaky's Cafe in the hostel lobby, lounge on the outdoor decks with mountain views, store your bike, skis, and boards in the equipment storage room, hang out in the media room with its 52" HDTV and meet some cool new folks over a free game of pool or foosball in the games room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostelling International Whistler Youth Hotel Whistler