Yes, it’s a 10-minute drive (or bus ride) to the Village, but the HI Whistler is still well-appreciated by the budgeteers who come here and are stunned by Whistler's scarcity of low-cost accommodations. Along with 40 dorm rooms of four beds each are 14 sparkling clean private rooms. The prettiest hostel we’ve ever seen, this HI features a game room with free pool and foosball, a commercial kitchen to cook your meals, and a lounge with 52-inch plasma TV and deep leather chairs.