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HI - Tofino - Whaler’s on the Point Guesthouse

81 West St, PO Box 296, Tofino, British Columbia, V0R 2Z0, Canada

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Tofino Hostel

Hostel Tofino

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Tofino is British Columbia's secret paradise! HI Tofino, Whalers on the Point Guesthouse was constructed in 1999 with your comfort in mind and provides guests with the opportunity to meet and interact in its spacious living and dining rooms. Guests can relax in our lounge room with fireplace and stunning views of Clayoquot Sound or shoot a game of pool in Whalers' games room (our games room is currently closed due to COVID-19). The town of Tofino, B.C. is the gateway to Clayoquot Sound on the wild west coast of British Columbia. Stroll one of many boardwalks in Pacific Rim National Park and revel in the majesty of the old growth rainforest. Whale watching is incredible, as each year, 20,000 Gray Whales migrate past Tofino on their way to their summer feeding grounds in the waters of Baja Mexico.

Surf the breakers at Long Beach, part of Canada's Pacific Rim National Park, or kayak through a vast archepelego of islands in beautiful Clayoquot Sound. Try deep sea fishing and discover a new underwater world snorkeling or scuba diving. Finish it all off with a visit to Hot Springs Cove for a long soak in a natural hot spring.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax of 16% is payable at check-in.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby
  • Internet Cafe Distance - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - At a cost
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - 500m to 1km
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available post check out
  • Sports Equipment Storage
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 10:00 to 17:00
From 12:00 to 21:00
From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 250.725.3443

Fax. 250.725.3463

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Pacific Rim National Park (More than 10km)
  • Big Tree Trail Meares Island (3 to 5km)
  • Long Beach (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Two out of two mornings I wasn’t able to find the pancakes


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Sun 22 Sep 2019

The heated floor in the bathroom (room U) was awesome! The hostel was well organized and clean, the kitchen was well-stocked and people were very friendly and respectful. It felt safe.


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Wed 14 Nov 2018

I would return to this facility in a heart beat for value and quality of facility


Avatar for Paul


Tue 13 Nov 2018

Very friendly and helpful staff. The view from the living room is amazing! very clean bedrooms and facilities.


Avatar for NATHALIE


Wed 03 Oct 2018

Love the hostel, love the view (wow, amazing), great staff, great discounts, my only complaint would be that the private room we stayed in could have done with a fan - it was a little bit warm even with the window fully open!


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Sat 29 Sep 2018


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (500m to 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m to 1km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (500m to 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m to 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Distance to Theatre (500m to 1km)
  • Wooded Area (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Vancouver Island Connector offers daily service between Victoria Nanaimo and Tofino. Call 1 888-788-8840 for schedules & fares or visit their web site at
Alternate Transport
At 81 West St at the foot of Main St in downtown Tofino. FromVancouver catch a BC ferry from the Horseshoe Bay terminal or the Tsawwassen terminal to Nanaimo. Once in Nanaimo proceed north along the Island Hwy 19 then take Hwy 4 through Port Alberni on to Tofino. Available free of charge at hostel.
From Vancouver take the B.C. ferry to Nanaimo. You catch the ferry from the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal or the Tsawwassen ferry terminal. Once in Nanaimo proceed north along the Island Hwy #19 then take Hwy #4 to through Port Alberni on to Ucluelet and Tofino.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching
  • Windsurfing

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Double-glazing windows


  • Recycling areas


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in toilet
  • Water-wise garden

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