Monday, 19 January 2015

The Tofino Travellers Guesthouse is a great find

by Keith and Heather Nicol
The Tofino Travellers Guesthouse is a gem.
      In mid January we visited Tofino and Ucluelet on Vancouver Island’s west coast and we stayed at the Tofino Travellers Guesthouse. If you are looking for great value you can’t do much better than this cozy house in downtown Tofino. Its central location means that you can walk to get groceries and other necessities but its real charm is the host, Nick Jacquet . Nick goes out of his way to make you feel at home and has created a warm and welcoming place to stay. We had seen reference to how helpful Nick was in “Trip Advisor” and it is all true in our experience. “Trip Advisor’s”  4.5 star rating is well deserved. 
We stayed in a private room with 2 double beds and an attached bath
     There is a well stocked kitchen with a long table produced out of local cedar which makes for great communal meals. You can stay in dorm type rooms but we opted for a private room with very comfortable beds and an attached bathroom. In the common room Nick has installed a wood stove that he regularly stoked up throughout the evening.  Most of the people staying there were 20-30 year olds from Germany, Spain and Australia and in no time people were swapping stories and travel experiences. Nick told us that he gets a huge cross section of ages staying there from families with young children to 80 year olds.  
The well stocked kitchen is a great for those that want to make their own meals
    And another bonus is the delicious waffles he serves for breakfast which is included in the price! You can’t go wrong with staying at the Tofino Travellers Guesthouse but be sure to book ahead since Nick told us he fills up quickly and has lots of repeat customers. For more information see: .     
Nick serving Heather a fluffy waffle for breakfast

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