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HI-Whistler
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“Like no hostel I've ever stayed in”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2010

This is an amazing hostel, It's converted from the Athletes accommodation for the Winter Olympics and just opened. The thought that has gone in to the layout and facilities is amazing, from sockets and lights over individuals beds to the tv/Cinema room.
Everything is finished beautifully , I've stayed in 4/5 star hotels with worse fittings.
The staff are without exception in my experience friendly and helpful and really helped me out. You should keep an eye out at dusk for the bears that sometimes appear around the edge of the car park.
The location is stunning with big windows and a balconey to look out at the mountains .
The bus seems to run every 30 mins or so to Whistler centre and you probably should bring supplies with you as there aren't any shops open around within walking distance that I could find, a small cafe is open till 2 for breakfast/lunch

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2010

The new Hostel International opened in July 2010 and is the best hostel I've stayed in. It was previously the athletes village for the winter olympics. We had a private room which had a very comfortable bed, side tables with lamps, desk, private modern bathroom, and its own flat screen TV at the foot of the bed. The kitchen is clean, spacious and well equipped, the balconies have BBQ's, there is a large TV room, laundry, library and cafe. The whole hostel is modern, clean and comfortable. Its more like a hotel than a hostel.
The only negative is its a bit out of town - we had our own car and it was a 10 minute drive to whistler village.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about HI-Whistler

Property: HI-Whistler
Address: 1035 Legacy Way | Whistler Village, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B5, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Whistler
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 53 Specialty Lodging in Whistler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — HI-Whistler 2*
Number of rooms: 56
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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Hostelling International Whistler Youth Hotel Whistler

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