Whalers on the Point

81 West Street TofinoV0R 2Z0Canada
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About Whalers on the Point

Located on the waterfront, overlooking the Clayoquot Sound and close to downtown Tofino, Whalers on the Point is an award-winning, straightforward hostel offering affordable accommodation.

The simple rooms and dormitories feature en suite or shared bathrooms with shower, complimentary bedding, and storage lockers for surfboards and wet suits. All rooms offer stunning mountain or ocean views.

Whalers on the Point features a well-equipped communal kitchen with lockers, and a patio with BBQ facilities. There’s also a game room with a pool table, a cosy lounge with a fireplace and a smart TV. Guests also have the option of relaxing in the cedar wet sauna. Wi-Fi access, laundry facilities and bike rentals are also provided.

Complimentary muffins are offered every morning. Many restaurants and bars are within walking distance from the hostel.

The nearest bus stop is a five-minute walk from the hostel. Long Beach Airport is 25 minutes’ drive away.


81 West Street , Tofino, V0R 2Z0, Canada
Telephone: +1(250)7253443 | Fax: +1(250)7253463 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Positive Reviews

Awesome location

Guests were highly impressed with the location of the hostel, which formed a great base to explore downtown Tofino with its hot springs, whale watching, beautiful beaches and shopping. The mountain and ocean views offered were amazing. The hostel is also close to the main road and transport, but still in a very quiet and peaceful place.

Excellent amenities

Visitors were happy with all the facilities offered. The pleasant vibe in the common living room, which offered an opportunity for guests to interact with each other and share their experiences, was awesome. The shared kitchen had lockers, where they could store their dry food securely. The sauna which was available in the evenings afforded a great place to unwind after a tiring day of biking, hiking and surfing. They also liked the quiet reading venue and the laundry facilities at the hostel. They thoroughly enjoyed the communal BBQ on Sundays and welcomed the freshly baked muffins in the morning.

Comfortable rooms

Guests loved the quiet, cosy and spacious rooms. The beds were extremely comfortable, and they slept well. They found the in-room lockers to be very useful. They enjoyed the impressive views from the lounge. Guests also praised the super clean bathrooms with shower facilities and plenty of hot water.

Negative Reviews

No issues reported

So far, no recent negative opinion has been expressed by guests about this hostel.

No issues reported

So far, no recent negative opinion has been expressed by guests about this hostel.

No issues reported

So far, no recent negative opinion has been expressed by guests about this hostel.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 149 reviews across the web
9 /10
  • hostelbookers
    9.4 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.7 /10
9 out of 10 based on 149 reviews