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“Lovely owners, great location, fond memories”

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Alpine Lodge Hostel
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“Lovely owners, great location, fond memories”
Reviewed February 12, 2012

My husband and I stayed here with our 2 year old boy and we have such good memories. The resort was quiet and the owner was so hospitable, even bringing some of his childrens toys across from his home for our little boy to play with. I can't wait to save up so return to whistler so we can return to the lodge. There is a great cozy social area with a huge table and the lodge and it's location provided us with great value for money.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 7, 2012

Hey ya'll,

Imagine sitting on a really comfy couch in front of a toasty warm fire watching a movie or just casually chatting with some fellow travelers over a beer or glass of wine.... Hellooo Alpine Lodge!

If you are looking for a great place to stay with a tone of facilities, a relaxed atmosphere and super friendly people, this is definitely the place to stay. A short 5 minute bus ride on the number 1 or 4 drops you at the door step.... The value for your money is incomparable to anything else in town. You can enjoy a hardy breakfast before you venture out for the day and return to a hot tub and steam room after a long day of skiing or boarding... The beds are super comfortable, everything is clean neat and tidy, there are plenty of games and books to keep you occupied or you can just enjoy a comical conversation with the owner who is well traveled, knowledgeable about the local area, speaks Japanese and is just an absolute hoot!

This place is a well kept secret!

Enjoy!

A traveler from Brisbane, Australia.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2011

We booked our stay on a recommendation from someone at the 2010 Olympics, knowing this was a cheap hosteling location.

The Alpine Lodge turned out to be such an incredible stay, its hard to decide where to start.

Pros;
1- The price was awesome for Whistler (~$60)
2- The owner, (previously?) Geoff Carr was knowledgeable, kind and actually hung out casually!
3- The staff, mostly Japanese, couldn't be more curtious
4- An INCREDIBLE 25 foot-long wooden table to sit at (True Lodge fashion!)
5- Common room Satellite TV provided
6- Breakfast was simple, but enough to get you to lunch time in the Village
7- Shopping in the Village for dinner and being able to self-cater is a cost effective plus!
8- Guests from around the world travel here, and with the common room setting, meeting and talking is great after a day of skiing
9- Geoff's dog is adorable (and huge!)
10- $2.00 bus ride into the village (or $11.00 cab), buses ran until 1:30am

Cons:
1- During our stay, only two stove burners worked
2- This is a hostel (Dormitory setting) privacy is limited unless you book an entire room.
3- More of non-family location, better suited for middle-aged group of friends.
4- Located outside the Village
5- The impressive wooden table is accompanied by wooden bench seating. This is no restaurant table, It is true lodge.
6- There is NO restaurant, nor am I aware of one near by. We spent our nights in the Whistler Village after returning 'home' to clean up. The buses are frequent to and from Town, see the Village info for full bus schedule details and assistance!
7- Cabs can be difficult to get at certain times during the day/night (Such as after lass call, or at the mountain shutdown time.

For anyone that is looking for an affordable location to stay, you cannot get much better than the Alpine Lodge. I was so impressed with Geoff and his traditional Lodge.

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  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
Reviewed June 10, 2011

My family and another stayed the weekend of June 4th. Couldn't have asked for a better accomodation. Great room and lots of space for 4 kids to spread out. A great deal in a pricey vacation destination.Thanks to Geoff and Staff!

Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Vancouver
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Reviewed September 5, 2010

Stayed up here in May for some spring skiing. The skiing was phenomenal, it's amazing how long the snow lasts. The place is a quick bus/taxi/drive from the village. Service is great, staff speak english and japanese and are very friendly. Owner is great, looks after guests and gives great advice on which parts of the mountain are the best to go to. He is a long time local and knows his stuff. The complimentary breakfast in the morning is simple and a nice touch. Place has free wifi, coffee and a pretty reasonable jaccuzzi and steam room. Rooms are simple, comfortable and include a bathroom/shower.

We had a group of 8 and the place was just perfect for us, the shared dinning room table is gigantic, great for cooking big meals at night and having a few drinks. (the thing can probably seat 20) Relaxing atmosphere, other guests were from all over, other Canadians, plus Japanese, Germans, British, Australians, French. It was a real international flavor. Some of the Japanese skiers were actually pros in town to compete!

If you are looking for a fancy hotel, this probably won't be your thing, but I couldn't think of a better place for a group gettaway with my friends, especially for the price.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2007

Stayed here in mid-August with a few friends, and it was one of the best "hostels" I've ever stayed in. The owner was very helpful and friendly and really pulled out all the stops to make sure we had the best time possible.
The room we stayed in was a 4-bed, with a large bathroom and private shower, breakfast in the morning was lovely. There's a jacuzzi and sauna, which is definitely a step up from your average hostel or lodge!
There's a real family feel to the place too. Really, I can't say enough about how great the Alpine Lodge is. Top marks.

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  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with friends
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Property: Alpine Lodge Hostel
Address: 8135 Alpine Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B8, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Whistler
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 53 Specialty Lodging in Whistler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Alpine Lodge Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alpine Lodge offers all the amenities that one would expect of a true ski lodge. Situated on the edge of Whistler Village, Alpine Lodge boasts large, well appointed bedrooms - most with private bath and all with mountain views. Includes sauna area with steam bath, jetted Jacuzzi. Large dining area great for groups. ... more   less 
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