We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

HI-Tofino - Whaler’s on the Point Guesthouse

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Tofino
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
HI-Tofino - Whaler’s on the Point Guesthouse
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

189 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for HI-Tofino - Whaler’s on the Point Guesthouse
See the most recent reviews
Showing 170: English reviews
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is my second visit with my family and I found that any changes are unnoticeable and that is just fine. It is still a socialable, clean hostel with good staff and interesting guests and significantly the least expensive option for lodgings in Tofino. They provide shuttles to the beach (but we thought it expensive at $24). But everything is...

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 9 September 2016

What isn't to love about Tofino? And the hostel? If you said nothing then you read my mind. Spent Labour Day weekend 2016 here with 2 friends & were immediately impressed with the staff & how knowledgeable they were on the area and you could definitely tell they enjoyed their jobs & interacting with guests. Having worked in Hospitality and...

1Thank laura o
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The hostel has an amazing location and good, clean facilities however we had quite an unpleasant few nights in a very noisy room. The first night I asked to move room however I was told this was not possible without even looking at the reservations. I put up with the noise for another night and then asked another member of...

1Thank Pixie896
HI-TOFINOHOSTEL, General Manager at HI-Tofino - Whaler’s on the Point Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review Pixie896. We appreciate you taking the time to reach out and we always appreciate customer feedback. We are reviewing ways in which to better accommodate guests in that room and are now considering alternative uses for it as its proximity to the common area can present a problem if other guests decide to stay up late...

Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

So as stated. Clean lovely location, just seemed only a few people working there took pride in there job. And I'm a firm beleiver your business is as good as your staff. Was a real shame because clearly other member work hard for a good reputation.. ow well won't be returning to this hostel next year.. (had to ring the...

1Thank Samuel P
HI-TOFINOHOSTEL, General Manager at HI-Tofino - Whaler’s on the Point Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello Samuel, Thanks for taking the time to review, and we always appreciate customer feedback. We apologize for not meeting your expectations and we hope to win back your favor on your next visit to Tofino! We have been working hard towards improving all aspects of the operations and customer service is always a focus, however at the end of...

Libertyville, Illinois
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We spent one night of our vacation in Tofino and were traveling with a family of 7 including guests. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean, beds were comfortable, the people were friendly and it was a short walk into town for dinner. Parking is limited so you need to give the desk your keys. Views from the gathering room...

2Thank JSkoog
Innisfil, Canada
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I recently stayed at whalers and for the most part enjoyed our stay . It's quite expensive for the Amount you get with your experience . For example there's not much property or much to do in the hostel . so the room is all they have to offer so for $50+ a night we would have...

2Thank munshaw12
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We booked a suite for 4 persons. It was just a very simple room with bunk beds. There was not even a shower in the room. This is a youth hostel with all the rules of a youth hotel. Compared to the other accommodation we visited this one was one of the most expensive for definitive a minimum comfort. Even...

2Thank Philip_Bolster
Medicine Hat, Canada
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location. Great staff. Comfy chairs and sofas. Great place to watch a sunset. Everything about Tofino is fantastic except the fog. Lack of parking spaces is a problem, though. The kitchen is small. Small community. Only one coffee shop that I found.

1Thank Alfred K
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This hostel had a really lovely atmosphere. Has a great communal area-big kitchen, plenty of tables and sofa's overlooking the sound. The staff were really friendly and even cooked muffins every morning. We had booked a female dorm but were put in a mixed room, so you may want to confirm with the hostel they've booked you into the right...

1Thank ohpenguinoh
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We have stayed here many times. Awesome rooms, accessories I will stay here again and again! Shared kitchen could use some improvements but the view cannot be beat! I suggest the private rooms. The dining area is pretty awesome and great for lounging. If you are going to surf or storm watch or just hang out with friends this is...

1Thank kwalls16

42 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (42)
View from Room (9)
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Dining (6)
Room/Suite (2)
Videos (1)
Other (20)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Tofino hotels
0.8 km away
Tofino Motel HarbourView
3.6 km away
Wickaninnish Inn and The Pointe Restaurant
2.6 km away
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.2 km away
Middle Beach Lodge
Middle Beach Lodge
#6 of 16 in Tofino
972 reviews
2.8 km away
Ocean Village Beach Resort
0.1 km away
Tofino Travellers Guesthouse
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Whether you are interested in surfing, fishing, whale watching, storm watching, beach combing or just which to explore Tofino and its exciting arts, culture and restaurant scene, we offer the best value around. Spend your money on adventure not your accommodation. At the end of each day, enjoy a hot drink or a cold brew next to the fireplace in the comfort of our great room overlooking the Sound, or relax in our cedar wet sauna before shooting a game of pool in our games room! Choose from our spacious private suites (2 - pc bathroom), private rooms or shared dorm style rooms, all with 9 ft ceilings and many with breathtaking waterfront views. We look forward to making your experience memorable! ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI-Tofino - Whaler’s on the Point Guesthouse

Address: 81 West St. | P.O. Box 296, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Price Range: €51 - €59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 70
Also Known As:
Whalers On The Point Guesthouse Hotel Tofino
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from HI-Tofino - Whaler’s on the Point Guesthouse staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The women shared room has a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Michimoz, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view room- you wont be disappointed”
 of 5 bubbles J988TClaurao, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Great Location, Great Staff, Great Atmosphere, Great Hostel”
 of 5 bubbles X6981SMsams, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“Super nice view on the water and mountains from the lounge”
 of 5 bubbles Niice, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“arrive early if you need a car space”
 of 5 bubbles totnesjohn, 11 Oct 2015 | Read review
5 of 5