The Cona Hostel, Courtenay hostelThe Cona Hostel
(Open all Year!)

The Cona Hostel

440 Anderton Ave, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada, V9N 2G8

Toll-free: 1877-490-CONA (2662), Telephone: (250) 331-0991

Host(s): Brian Scott and Ross Whelan

Cost: Dorm : $25.00
Private room: from $58.00 for 2 people to $135.00 for a family suite

Email: info@theconahostel.com

Supporting the Journey -- Get Conafied!

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What we have to offer:

The Cona Hostel, aptly named with Strathcona Park outside its back door, is situated in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.
We certainly have no shortage of activities for travelers to enjoy here (biking, hiking, kayaking, swimming, fishing, alpine skiing, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, back country skiing, and more) and we, at The Cona, endeavor to make your stay full of fun and excitement.

Accommodation Information
You'll find us at the bottom of trendy 5th street Courtenay in a newly renovated heritage building with great views overlooking the Courtenay River and Lewis Park.
In the summer, you can access river swimming holes or Lewis Park pool right from the hostel. In the winter, you can catch our shuttle to Mount Washington and carve up the slopes or go snowshoeing.

Popular Activities:
1. Snowsports (more details)Moderate to Vigourous Outdoor ActivityWinter Activity
2. Water Sports (more details)Moderate to Vigourous Outdoor ActivitySummer Activity
3. Hiking / Biking (more details)Moderate to Vigourous Outdoor ActivitySummer Activity

How to get here:

We are 1 hour north of Nanaimo and 2½ hours north of Victoria. From Campbell River, we are approximately 40 minutes south. It takes roughly 25 minutes to drive to Mount Washington.
By Car: From the Old Island Hwy South, as you enter Courtenay the Hwy becomes Cliffe Ave. Stay on Cliffe until the end. Turn right on 1st Street and right again on Anderton Ave. The Cona is at the end on the left hand side. From the Old Island Hwy North, as you enter Courtenay, just past Lewis and Millenium Parks you’ll cross over the Courtenay River on the “5th Street Bridge”. Make a right on Anderton immediately after the bridge and another right into The Cona.
The Cona Hostel offers you free parking.
By Bus: From the Courtenay bus depot walk across the street to Driftwood Mall and across the mall parking lot to Cliffe Ave. By foot, it is about a 20-25 minute walk north (left) on Cliffe. At the 5th Street traffic lights, cross over 5th and head right down the hill. We are on the left just before the 5th Street Bridge.
By Train: We are approximately 10 minutes by foot from the station. Walk East on Cumberland Road a few blocks, turn left on Cliffe Ave. At the 5th Street traffic lights, cross over 5th and head right down the hill. We are on the left just before the 5th Street Bridge.
By plane: From the Comox Airport we are a $30 cab ride to our location. We have a shuttle service available for small groups of up to 12 people for $40. Check out www.conashuttle.com for more info.

Surfs Inn Guest House and Backpackers Lodge, Ucluelet hostelSurfs Inn Guest House and Backpackers Lodge
(Open all Year!)

Surfs Inn Guest House and Backpackers Lodge

1874 Peninsula Road, Box 496, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada, V0R 3A0

Telephone: (250) 726-4426

Host(s): Mike Bray / Nicole Little-Bray

Rates at Surf's Inn  

Peak Season

Jul.-Aug., some holiday periods and stat. holidays

Mid season

Mar., June, Sept.-Oct., except holidays

Low Season

Jan.-Feb., Nov-Dec.

Single dorm bed 1 person $28 $25 $22
Double dorm bed 1-2 people $49 $45 $35
Quad Room (4 x single beds) 1 - 4 people $109/night


Sunset Room (2 x single beds & 2 x double beds 1-4 people $129 $99 $80
Sunset Room 5-6 people $149 $109 $80
Private Queen Room 1-2 people $75 $67 $60
Whole Guesthouse 1-13 people $425 + $10 per person up to 18 people $325 + $10 per person up to 18 people $265 + $10 per person up to 18 people

Email: surfsinn@hotmail.com

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Surf's Inn Hostel, Ucluelet hostel

What we have to offer:

The Surfs Inn Guesthouse is set in the center of the friendly fishing town of Ucluelet on the wild West Coast of Vancouver Island. We are a 12 minute drive to the closest surfing beach 'Wickaninish Beach' in the Pacific Rim National Park where we take our daily surf lessons.

At the Surfs Inn Guesthouse we are able to accommodate individuals, small and large groups. You can either book the whole guesthouse for the prices listed or phone us to book the whole house, a room in the guesthouse or just a bed in the guesthouse. We also have other smaller cabins that can be booked.

Ucluelet (Ukee to the locals) is on a peninsula jutting in to the Pacific Ocean. We are surrounded by the coastal temperate rain forest and Pacific Ocean which are the homes to abundant sea and land wild life.

Come visit our year round residents; the bears, whales, sea otters, salmon, wolves, cougars, seals, sea lions, birds, sea stars and countless other amazing animals!

You can walk from the Surfs Inn Guesthouse to the Wild Pacific Trail, the Ucluelet Aquarium, many shops, cafes and restaurants. Also, take a stroll to Big Beach, Little Beach, Browns Beach and Terrace Beach. We are across the road from the Ucluelet Small Craft Harbor.

The Surfs Inn Guesthouse has a rock fireplace to get cozy next to and tell your travelling tales. There is a front yard with picnic tables and a bbq to take in the view of the harbor and mountains while enjoying the sunset.

Our focus with the Surfs Inn Guesthouse is to provide a very clean and comfortable house for your friends and family to spend their time relaxing.

Our office and tour desk is open daily to help you plan your activities and help with local information to make your day the best it can be! We live on-site so are able to help you throughout the day and evening with anything that you need.

Surf's Inn is also the home of Relic Surf Shop. Our surf shop prices are:
  • Surfboard rental: $20/day
  • Wet Suit rental: $20/day
  • 2.5 hour Beginner group lesson: $75/person (includes surf gear rentals for the whole day)
  • Private lesson: $80 (doesn't include surf gear rentals)
  • Add a friend to a private lesson for $40 (doesn't include surf gear rentals)
  • Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) rentals: $30/day (includes paddle)
  • Boogie Board rental: $15/day
  • Children's Wet Suit rental: $10/day

Popular Activities:

1. Surfing (more details)
Surfs Inn, Surfing.jpgModerate to Vigourous Outdoor Activity
2. Visit the Ucluelet Aquarium (more details)
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3. Whale Watching (more details)
Surfs Inn, Whale Watching.jpgNature AppreciationSummer Activity

Mt. H'Kusam View Lodge, Sayward hostelMt. H'Kusam View Lodge
(Open all Year!)

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Mt. H'Kusam View Lodge

1165 Salmon River Main, Box 222, Sayward, British Columbia, Canada, V0P 1R0

Telephone: (250) 282-5547, Fax: (250) 282-5547

Host(s): Julie Olsen

Cost: $30 per person dorm-style; $55 for private room, $70 for family room

Email: info@mthkusamviewlodge.com

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Mt. H'Kusam, Sayward hostel

What we have to offer:

Mt. H'Kusam View Lodge is an affordable getaway retreat combining the international flavour of a hostel with the warmth and coziness of a family-run wilderness lodge. Come and enjoy our beautiful location, with the forest, waterfall, the Salmon River, Mt. H'Kusam and the ocean close by. Enjoy the many outdoor activities available in the area, or just relax in the comfort and peace of our wilderness retreat.

How to get here:

Take highway 19 to Sayward Junction (about 75 km north of Campbell River, or 170 km SE of Port Hardy).
bullet Turn off hwy 19 towards Sayward, and drive about 7 km to Frenchman Road. (You will cross the Salmon River twice, as well as several other creeks - see the map below.)
bullet Turn left onto Frenchman Road, and follow the road less than 2 km to a stop sign.
bullet Turn left onto Salmon River Main (a paved logging road). Continue for about 2 km. Our driveway is on the right, just after the 6 km marker.
bullet Welcome to the Lodge!
Bus Service: Closest bus stop in Sayward (4km distant)
You can call us from Sayward and we will pick you up at the bus stop.

Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites, Victoria hostelOcean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites
(Open all Year!)

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Ocean Island Inn

Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites

791 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, V8W 1N9

Telephone: (250) 385-1788, Fax: 1-778-265-1073

Host(s): Kevin Beiles

Cost: Dorms from $26 to $30/bed/night
Private Rooms from 30 to $93

Email: info@oceanisland.com

Bicycle Friendly accommodation /

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Ocean Island Backpackers, Victoria hostel

What we have to offer:

Located in beautiful downtown Victoria, Ocean Island has a wide array of rooms to suit your budget and lifestyle. You can choose from comfortable 4 or 6 bed dorms or private rooms in all shapes and sizes, from mini rooms to family rooms to hotel-quality suites with TVs and ensuite bathrooms. We also have a in-house café lounge, serving up great food and drinks, live music, and special events throughout the week.

When you stay with us, you get: free continental breakfast & free high speed wireless internet in all rooms and common areas!

There are also laundry facilities; a fridge in every room; a huge communal kitchen; pay parking; and the best front desk staff in town, on hand 24 hours a day to laugh at your jokes, answer your questions and ensure your stay is safe and happy. Ocean Island Inn is minutes away from Chinatown, the Inner Harbour, the Empress Hotel and the Royal BC Museum. With easy access to public transit, ferries, and the airport, we're a great home base for exploring Victoria and the rest of Vancouver Island too!

For more photos, check out our Instagram: www.instagram.com/oceanislandinn.

Popular Activities:
1. Whale Watching (more details)Light Outdoor ActivitySummer Activity (more details)
2. Hiking / Biking (more details)Moderate to Vigourous Outdoor Activity

How to get here:

Take #70 bus at Swartz Bay Ferry terminal, get off at Pandora and Douglas, walk up one block to Pandora and Blanshard, or a 10 min. walk from the bus terminal or Tourism Victoria.

Turtle Hostel, Victoria hostelTurtle Hostel
(Open all Year!)

Turtle Hostel

1608 Quadra Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, V8W 2L4

Toll-free: 1-877-381-3210, Telephone: (250) 381-3210, (250)-294-2025

Host(s): Shujuan Zhang

Cost: Cost from $20 to $28; $30- $40 for private room per person); $40-$58 for private double room for two people

Email: turtle.hostel@gmail.com

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Popular Activities:
1. Visit Buschard Gardens Gardens and ParksSummer Activity
2. Whale Watching Nature AppreciationSummer Activity
3. Museums Museum / Historical site

Riding Fool Hostel, Cumberland hostelRiding Fool Hostel
(Open all Year!)

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Riding Fool Hostel

2705 Dunsmuir Ave., Cumberland, British Columbia, Canada, V0R 1S0

Toll-free: 1-888-313-FOOL(3665), Telephone: (250) 336-8250

Host(s): Jeremy Grasby

Cost: Dorm Room: $28
Private Room: ranging from $60 for 2 people in a double bed to $120 for 4 people in a family room

Email: info@ridingfool.com

Bicycle Friendly accommodation /

Ride in, ride out accommodation

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Popular Activities:

1. Mountain Biking Riding Fool, Mountain Biking.jpgModerate to Vigourous Outdoor ActivitySummer Activity (more details)
2. Snowsports (more details)Riding Fool, Snowsports.jpgModerate to Vigourous Outdoor ActivityWinter Activity (more details)
3. Fishing Riding Fool, Fishing.jpgLight Outdoor ActivityWinter Activity (more details)