Hostels in Ucluelet

Photo: Sam Vandervalk

As far as accommodation goes, a hostel is often the cheapest choice and cheap is definitely something that is hard to come by on the west coast, especially during the summer season. They are, however, geared towards a particular crowd. Hostels are an accommodation typically for the younger travelers looking to save money on where they lay their heads to spend on other traveling goodies. Hostels can be a great way to meet other likeminded adventurers, and are a great way to stay in budget, while solving the problem of where to spend the night. Most have common rooms and a communal kitchen, too, so you can save more by shopping at the grocery store and cooking up a storm back at the hostel.

Today, the word “hostel” doesn’t have to bring up images of rows of bunk beds, smelly backpackers and restless nights thanks to the partiers. Many also have private units that, while still being cheaper than a night at a hotel, offer a more relaxing experience.

Ucluelet has two hostels in town – one a bit farther out with a large yard and pathway to the ocean, and the other right off of the main street with options for private rooms, as well as cottages. Compared to the hotels, motels, resorts and vacation rentals, they are a fantastic solution to finding a budget-friendly place to stay in Ucluelet. Not to mention, the staff is a ton of fun, and some even offer surf lessons and rentals!

Not convinced? Here’s a list of pros and cons to help decide of a hostel is the right place for you:



Kitchen and Common spaces

Make new friends

Private Rooms available


Bunk beds

Basic amenities

Younger crowd

Very Social

Can have more worn down furnishings etc.


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