Big win for Backpacking in British Columbia

Chalk one up for the backpacking scene in British Columbia, Hostelling International has unveiled yet another hostel in Canada, this time boasting a 188 bed hostel in Whistler, B.C.

This four storey hostel

is found in the new Cheakamus Crossing subdivision, that was originally set out for athletes housing during the Winter Games. The 188 beds are spread across over 40 four-person shared rooms, private ensuite rooms, and family rooms. It includes the much-loved self-catering kitchen, along with dining room, tv lounge, games room, state of the art ski, snowboard, and bike storage, outdoor decks along with everybody’s fave, the BBQs. The folks at H.I topped it all off with an on-site cafe and an outdoor patio (with sprawling mountain views)  along with free Wifi for us traveling geeks!
The New HI-Whistler Hostel opens July 1st, so book soon to beat the summer rush! Shared rooms start at $30, and private rooms at $99.
If you’re in the area consider reading up on some of the many things to do in the Rocky Mountains

Map to the New HI Whistler Hostel

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5 Responses to “Big win for Backpacking in British Columbia”

  1. Kenneth Ragpala
    June 9, 2010 at 9:23 am #

    Canada sure has a great countryside that caters to backpackers. UK also has the same in Lake District. The place is just so great for people who are really in tune with the outdoors.

    If you prefer to stay in comfortable hotels in Lake District, you can find that the Keswick hotels offer much more than accommodation. Certainly worth checking them place out.
    .-= Kenneth Ragpala´s last blog ..Styria – Austria’s Natural Spa Capital =-.

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