NEW BUS SERVICE TO TOFINO + Spring SPECIAL OFFER for Families
Are you planning to visit Tofino and Tofino Hostel but you don’t have a car and flying to Tofino with Pacific Coastal Airlines or Harbour Air is not an option for you? Well, then we have great news! It just got easier again to reach Tofino without your own vehicle.
Starting on January 30, 2023, IslandLink has introduced a bus service between Tofino and Nanaimo three times a week, then launch it daily on May 18, 2023.
Effective May 2023 Tofino Bus and the Vancouver Island Connector will also offer bus service to Tofino again. We have included links to all website so it should be easy for you to check schedules and book your trip to and from Tofino.
We also have a Special Offer for families this spring!
This spring your little ones stay for FREE at our hostel. Spring is the perfect time to plan the adventure-filled Tofino family getaway you’ve been thinking of and make family memories that will last a lifetime.
How it works: Select our Kids Stay Free rate when booking online on our website or mention this promotion when you call us - our office hours are 10AM to 12PM and 5PM to 9PM. The promotion ends on June 15, 2023.*
Your Tofino Hostel / HI Whalers On The Point Guesthouse team
*Terms and conditions apply.
# Rating Improvement Award - HI Canada Large Hostels Awards
Certificate of Excellence Winner - Trip Advisor
“The hostel is clean and has (...) a communal kitchen and barbecue, and a killer view of the harbour…”
Tara Henley, The Globe and Mail
Find out why people love us! CLICK HERE to see some of our guests had to say!
Whalers on the Point Guesthouse is your ideal platform for exploring the Tofino/ Clayoquot Sound area. We are ideally located on the water in downtown Tofino. We offer clean, family friendly, comfortable and affordable accommodation with views of Clayoquot Sound and the 5,000-year-old village of Opitsat, a community of the Tla-o-qui-aht people and Nuu-chah-nulth nation.
Whether you are interested in surfing, fishing, whale watching, storm watching, beachcombing or just which to explore Tofino and its exciting arts, culture and restaurant scene, we offer the best value around. Spend your money on an 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 shooting a game of pool in our games room! Choose from our spacious private suites (2 – pc bathroom), private rooms with ocean views, our Deluxe Suite with your own private balcony, or shared dorm-style rooms, all with 9 ft ceilings and many with breathtaking waterfront views. We look forward to making your experience memorable.
Driving to Tofino? Please note the Highway 4 Road Maintenance on Drive BC. Parking is $5/Day and based on availability. For alternative parking, please click here.
We are a Hostelling International Hostel. To find out more about HI Canada, click here.
HI Memberships available at our Front Desk.
FREE WiFi and Excellent Amenities
Your choice of room types: Deluxe suite (full ensuite bathroom, private balcony, cove view), private suites (private 2 piece washroom), private rooms with shared bathrooms, private rooms with ocean view, dorm (coed or female) style rooms. Complimentary bedding, towels and storage lockers included in all room types.
Personal Bedding is NOT permitted in the rooms.
Adventure Centre where you can book your discounted eco-tours, surf lessons and SUP lessons.
Clean and well maintained washroom and shower facilities.
Well appointed kitchen, BBQ, outdoor kitchen for those that wish to cook in and close proximity to fabulous restaurants for those who wish to eat out
Games room with a pool table and cable smart tv. (Sorry, our Games room is currently closed due to COVID-19)
Onsite paid parking available, subject to availability. First-come, first-serve.
Surf board, shower and storage shack
Bike Rentals with surf racks.
Free Tofino shuttle bus to the beach just down the block (seasonal).
Restaurant and shop discount vouchers.
Security, Comfort & Cleanliness
Independent travellers, families and groups will find a secure and comfortable stay at HI-Tofino, Whalers on the Point Guesthouse, Tofino Hostel. There is a selection of private, family and shared rooms available. Every room has complimentary bedding included and storage lockers for your gear. Personal bedding is not permitted.
Onsite parking is available. Based on availability. Click here for alternative parking options, click here.
We are all about making sure that you have the comforts you need. We've got bicycle, surf board and wet suit storage along with a rinse station.
HI-Tofino Environmental Statement
Hostelling and a natural respect for the natural environment go hand in hand, and our environmental statement includes but is not limited to the following points ~
Use of Eco-friendly Products and Services wherever possible
We strive to change our consumption patterns by choosing cost-effective products and suppliers who eliminate, minimize or mitigate adverse environmental impacts by: - Use environmentally biodegradable cleaning products and detergents. We use ECO-MAX - Change our light bulbs to energy efficient LEDS - Turning off lights whenever possible - Using water efficient flush toilets to save water
Compost and Recycling Programs are in place at HI TOFINO
(Thank-you Tofino Urban Farm!) We will reduce, and where possible eliminate, waste through source reduction, re-use and recycling. All other waste will be handled and disposed of through safe and responsible methods.
Information and Education
We will build awareness and share information to enable effective implementation of our environmental policies and practices, and by encouraging workshops and events that educate our guests about the environment. We will work with local organizations such as the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and others to promote these initiatives.
Location. Location. Location
We are located on the water overlooking Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, in downtown Tofino, just steps from Tofino's vibrant arts, culture and restaurant scene, with some of the best views in town!