CAD 17 per night
CAD 17 per night
Fat Salmon Backpacker's Hostel, Port Alberni, British Columbia

Fat Salmon Backpacker's Hostel

Port Alberni, British Columbia - 3250 3 Avenue, Port

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Description - Hostel

Fat Salmon Backpacker's Hostel is located in the heart of old town Port Alberni, on the south side of town. We boast a brilliant view of trhe working port and Alberni Inlet, and are a 2-minute walk from the MV Lady Rose's dock and the Harbour Quay. We are a 5-minute walk from all necessary amenities - four different banks, laundromat attached to a pub, internet cafe, pubs, chippies, restaurants, book stores, second-hand shops, antique shops, Western Union money wiring service, kayak/bike/canoe hire, adventure/fishing charters, car hire.

We offer our guests: free wireless connection, complimentary coffee, tea & hot choccie, fresh garden herbs when in season, BBQ, deck, patio, take-a-book-leave-a-book library, info centre on premise, linens, towels, movie nights (with choice from over 50 international and Hollywood movies), full-kitchen, shuttle to tubing on Somass River, shuttle to/from bus stops, brill atmosphere and Lily the Wonder Dog (some small pets welcome).

All rooms are dorms. We have 2 rooms of 4 beds, 2 rooms of 6 beds, 1 room of 8 and 1 room of 10.

We speak English, French, Kiwi and Angus.

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 6
  • Year built: 1920
  • Renovated: 2006
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: CAD 17 (Canadian Dollar)

Female Dorm Male Dorm Mixed Dorm Quad
  • Check-in: 4:00pm
  • Check-out: 11:00am

Hostel amenities

We are affiliated with Rendezvous Diving Adventures in the Barkley Sound, Batstar Adventures, Six-Gill Fishing Adventures & The Stamp Riving Tubing Company.

BBQ area Bicycle rental Breakfast (extra charge) Children permitted Curfew Free local phonecalls Gardens Icemaker Internet access Internet wireless (free) Laundry/valet service Linen included Live music Multi-lingual staff Newspapers/magazines No Smoking Parking (extra charge) Parking (free) Pets allowed Safe deposit box Taxi service Tour/sightseeing assistance Wireless internet

Room amenities

All linens are included. Please do not use your own sleeping bag. We have awesome duvets and super-soft pillows.

Backpacker facilities Bidet Coffee/tea maker Fax service Hairdryer Internet access Iron/ironing board Keyless entry Kitchenettes Microwave Non-smoking rooms Ocean view rooms Refrigerator Rollaway beds available Shared bathroom Telephone Television not available Toiletries complimentary VCR/DVD Wake-up calls


We are a proud member of Backpackers Hostels Canada, Pacific Hostel Network, Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, Alberni-Clayoquot Women's Business Network & Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Points of interest
  • MV Lady Rose - 2-minute walk away
  • Log Train Trail - close
  • Batstar Cafe/Adventure Shop - 3 km.
  • Stamp Falls - 14 km.
  • Somass River - 4 km.
  • Steam Train/McLean's Mill/Chase&Warren Winery - 2-minute walk
  • Sproat Lake - 10 km.
  • Paper Mill Dam - 4 km.
  • Museum - 15-minute walk
  • Mt. Arrowsmith - close
  • Alberni Inlet - 2-minute walk
  • Swimming Pool - 15-minute walk
  • Roger's Creek Hiking trail - 4 km.
  • Rendezvous Dive Adventures - boat ride away
  • Tofino - 130 km.

Food and drink
Eating out
Beijing Grand Restaurant
Best authentic Chinese cuisine in town.
Kim's Dim Sum
Authentic Taiwanese fare for very little cash.
Swale Rock Cafe
Brilliant seafood and fisherman's bread.
J&l Drive-In Burger
Awesome burgers, poutine, milkshakes and ice-cream floats - all "Happy Days" style, served in your car.
All Mex-Ed Up!
Authentic Mexican served up in the Harbour Quay, beside the beaut Alberni Inlet.

Price details

CAD 17 - 25 per night (Canadian Dollar)

We offer a group rate of $20/person for groups of 12 people or more.

Credit cards: Not accepted on location

Available discounts

Biggest bang for your buck in town.

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

We accept cash (USD & CAD) & traveller's cheques. Please advise 48 hours in advance of any cancellations.

Location - Hostel

3250 3 Avenue, Port
Port Alberni
British Columbia    V9Y 4E1

Latitude: 49.23671, Longitude: -124.80784

How to get there

Travelling north-west on Highway 4 from Victoria or Nanaimo, we are the last town before Ucluelet and Tofino. Just after the Coombs Candy Store on Highway 4, turn left at the Alberni Valley Information Centre, onto the Port Alberni Highway (which changes names to Redford Street along the way). At the bottom of Redford, turn left onto Stamp (3rd) Avenue. We are midway up the wee hill on 3rd Avenue, two blocks before the corner of Argyle Street, in the heart of "South Port", Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Look for the bright yellow house (located right beside the best authentic Chinese cuisine in town, the Beijing Grand).

You can take the Greyhound bus, the Tofino Bus, the train (which drops you off nearly directly at our back door) or thumb-it up to us.

Nearest airport: Nanaimo & Comox.