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UBC Whistler Lodge

8.0 | Very Good
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Hostel 5-min. drive from skiing, on-site hot tub and sauna, free Wi-Fi & parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described the room rates as reasonable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the on-site hot tub and sauna
  • Several guests appreciated the common living room and pool table
  • Several reviewers said that the guest kitchen was well equipped
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • A few guests felt that they lacked privacy because their rooms had curtains instead of doors
  • A few reviewers thought that the hostel was too far from skiing for guests who didn't have a car
  • A few guests were disturbed by other guests partying at night
  • A couple of reviewers found the Wi-Fi unreliable
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 15, 2014
Overview
This hostel is located within a 5-minute drive of the Creekside Village and Whistler Village lifts and gondolas. This property is well suited for travellers looking for budget-friendly accommodations within a short drive of skiing.

Both dorm rooms and private rooms are available. All rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi and linens. All rooms have access to shared bathrooms. Please note that the dorm rooms are separated from the halls with a curtain and not a door. 

Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available. The main entrance is accessible by stairs only and there is no on-site elevator.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

Other on-site amenities include a hot tub, a sauna, a common living area with a TV and fireplace, a guest kitchen, a BBQ, a pool table, vending machines and ski storage. This property does not have an on-site restaurant.

The Sea-to-Sky Highway (Highway 99) is a 1-minute drive away. Whistler Village, which is a 5-minute drive away, includes the Whistler Village Art Gallery, restaurants, bars, shopping, equipment rentals and the Whistler Golf Club. The Whistler Museum and the Whistler Olympic Plaza are both 6 minutes away by car. The Whistler Airport (YWS) is a 10-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 12, 2014: Wheelchair accessibility, in-room amenities (curtains instead of doors) and pet policy.
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The Good
There were a mix of positive and negative comments about this hostel, among the reviews used for this analysis, but several aspects of the property were highly praised.

Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and the staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service.

Many reviewers enjoyed the on-site hot tub and sauna, while several guests appreciated the common living areas and said that they promoted guest socialization. Some other reviewers added that the guest kitchen was well equipped.

Several guests found the rooms and bathrooms clean, while a couple of reviewers said that the beds were comfortable. However, some guests expressed concerns about the guest rooms (see below for more details).
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there were several common concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

A few guests said that the rooms lacked adequate privacy because their rooms were separated from the halls by a curtain and not a proper door. A few other reviewers were disturbed by noise from other guests partying. A couple of guests mentioned that there were no electrical sockets in the rooms, while a couple of other reviewers found their rooms either uncomfortably cold or uncomfortably warm.

A few reviewers found the hostel located too far from the ski hill to walk and this was inconvenient for guests without a car. A couple of guests said that the Wi-Fi service was unreliable.
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Sources
Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.5 out of 10, based on 82 guest reviews.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hostel #20 out of 59 specialty lodging properties, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 28 reviews.

The author called the hostel on May 12, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.0
Very Good
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hotels in Whistler

Rated 8.0/10 based on 72 reviews

Ranked #35 out of 69 hotels in Whistler

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Map Marker UBC Whistler Lodge
2124 Nordic Drive , Whistler, BC