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Surfs Inn Rainforest Cottages


Private cottages and hostel rooms in the downtown area, mixed guest reviews

  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Several guests described the hostel rooms as generally comfortable
  • Several reviewers found the property well located for exploring the town area on foot
  • A few guests found the cottages well equipped
  • A couple of reviewers appreciated the guest kitchen and lounge areas
  • A couple of guests enjoyed the discounted surf lessons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • Several guests thought that the cottages and hostel rooms were poorly maintained
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Apr 11, 2014
This property offers a hostel and private cottages, situated in the town centre area of Ucluelet. The Ucluelet Waterdome and ferry service to Port Alberni, Ucluelet Aquarium, shopping and restaurants are all within a 7-minute walk. Promoting itself as a budget-friendly property, this inn is well suited for guests looking for reasonably priced accommodations in the town centre of Ucluelet.

The hostel has both private and shared rooms. All rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi and linens. Travellers considering this property may want to note that the hostel rooms do not have TVs or air conditioning. As well, the hostel rooms have shared bathroom facilities. 

The private cottages are fully furnished and include free Wi-Fi, a kitchenette, a TV and DVD player, a BBQ and a living room, but no air conditioning. One cottage also includes a fireplace, while another cottage has a futon in the living room. Cottages accommodate four to six people.

The hostel rooms and cottages are not wheelchair accessible. 

There is a guest kitchen and living room with a TV in the hostel building, while other on-site amenities include free parking, a BBQ area, surfboard rentals and discounted surf lessons. This property does not offer on-site dining. Pets are not permitted in the hostel building or in the cottages.

Long Beach and Pacific Rim National Park are about 10 minutes away by car, while the Tofino Airport (YAZ) is about a 25-minute drive away. The town of Tofino is 40 minutes away by car and includes restaurants, bars, art galleries, marinas and shopping. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on April 10, 2014: No air conditioning, pet policy and wheelchair accessibility.
The Good
There were a mix of positive and negative guest reviews found for this property, among the reviews used for this analysis. However, there were some aspects of the property that received guest praise.

The property was found to be convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot by several guests.

Several reviewers said that the hostel rooms were generally comfortable, while a few guests found the cottages spacious and well equipped. A couple of guests specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable. However, there were also several complaints about the rooms and cottages (see below for more details). 

A couple of reviewers appreciated the guest kitchen and lounge area, while a couple of other guests enjoyed the discounted surf lessons.

The staff were complimented for their friendly and accommodating service by many guests, however, some other reviewers were not impressed with the customer service they received (see below).

A couple of reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable, but a couple of other guests disagreed (see below for more details).
The Bad
As mentioned above, there were some common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Several guests described the hostel rooms and cottages as poorly maintained and "unkempt", while a couple of reviewers said that their accommodations did not meet their cleanliness expectations.

As mentioned above, several guests did not have positive interactions with the staff. These guests described the staff as unresponsive to concerns and unfriendly.

A couple of reviewers thought that this property did not offer good value for the money they spent.
Show Sources
Sources ranked this inn #25 out of 33 Ucluelet B&Bs and Inns, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 27 reviews. gave this property an average score of 8 out of 10, based on 29 guest reviews.

The author called the property on April 10, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
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1874 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet, BC