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Up The Creek Backpacker's Lodge

1261 Roberts Creek Rd, Roberts Creek, British Columbia V0N 2W2 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 20/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Up The Creek Backpacker's Lodge
Updated 20/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Roberts Creek
A scenic 40 minute ferry ride from Vancouver, situated on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Up The Creek Backpacker's Lodge is 14km from the ferry terminal at Langdale. It is a charismatic, family-run cedar house nestled amongst many large cedar and fir trees, and is an easy 10-minute walk to the "Heart of the Roberts Creek". The lodge includes a guest kitchen, large sun-deck with hammocks and barbecue, friendly common areas, free loaner bikes, boardgames, and a resource library and book swap. You will have the choice to stay in our 7 bed-dorm Arbutus, or in one of our 3 private rooms: the Fir room (up to 4 people), the Cedar room (up to 5 people), and our lovely Cherry Cabin situated in our garden (up to 2 people). We are the only hostel situated on the lower Sunshine Coast - and you can stay with us from only $28 per night! So come and enjoy a rest in the Creek, but be aware, you'll want to stay longer!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycles available
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Sun deck
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Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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Evan K wrote a review Sept 2021
5 contributions15 helpful votes
Up the Creek hostel is everything a hostel should be. Comfy, cozy, homely and hospitable. Located in the small village of Robert's Creek, we stayed for three nights and loved everything from the clean kitchen to the comfy bed in the cedar room and the common areas. The owner & manager, Martin and Mel are welcoming and kind to all and have lots of good advice about adventures and activities nearby. The property has the feeling of a heritage house with lots of different spaces to be comfortable no matter what you're seeking - indoors, outdoors, public or private. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything guests might need and a generous fridge. As well, the hostel has a genuine commitment to recycling and environmentalism which is refreshing! Bikes and towels are included in the nightly rates but you will have to bring your own toiletries. Bathrooms are shared by all guests, even those with private rooms but renovations are coming soon. Parking is onsite but buses and shops are a short walk away. We would highly recommend visiting gumboot cafe and the library next door (where we found some great books for sale). Highly recommended and we will do our best to return!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
alex n wrote a review Sept 2021
Vancouver, Canada23 contributions19 helpful votes
It had been a long time since I had stayed at a guesthouse & wasn't sure what to expect - well, this is a gem: in the heart of nature, a well-appointed cottage, with a cozy lounge, very clean, quiet & organized - my only regret is that I didn't spend more time there & will definitely correct this next time I visit!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: If you like a bit more privacy, the Cherry cabin is lovely
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espaciofinito wrote a review Feb 2021
Mexico City, Mexico62 contributions35 helpful votes
I decided to leave the city for a week to work remotely and I was looking for options around the area and I found this cozy lodge. From the moment I did my booking, Martin contacted me to give me more details and info about the place and the area in a very friendly way. Myself not having a car, it was an easy commute from Vancouver by using public transit, which for anyone that has been in BC for a fair amount of time and doesn't have a car, it's quite a luxury. On the moment you arrive, you don't feel at a hostel, you feel at a warm, super clean, and friendly place. Everything is covid-safety compliant, Martin will give you a full explanation on everything, plus, everything around the lodge has a little sign to explain. I stayed in the dorm (I was the only one there) and I appreciate the quietness of it. Another couple of things that I like about this place is that they offer free bikes to go around (a big perk as there's a lot to see for nature lovers), good wifi (I need it for work reasons), and a cozy lounge with a wood-fed fire stove. I highly recommend it for anyone that looks for a little escape or simply spend a night on your way to other places in the area. One thing though: this is not a party hostel, you come here to enjoy nature. Oh he has a BBQ which I used many times as I love cooking!
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Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: I stayed in the dorm.. pretty standard..
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Jessie Taylor-Lewis wrote a review Aug 2020
New Westminster, Canada10 contributions
Excellent value accommodation at friendly host's lodge. Location is only ~10 min drive from Sechelt, and ~15 min walk to a beautiful pier as well as trail. Shared common spaces fostered community with other guests. Stayed in the very cute private cabin (Cherry Cabin). Owner and staff are very welcoming and friendly. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2020
VJ T wrote a review Aug 2020
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
I've been here on two separate occasions and both times I biked and camped with my partner. I love the hospitality and the option to camp on the property for those that bike there. It makes the journey that much more rewarding and satisfying knowing that we'll have a place to camp after a long bike ride. Loved the ammentities in the lodge (i.e. kitchen, common space, reading room, etc.) and always find the stay to be very warm and relaxing.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Bike up the sunshine coast and make sure to stop at this lodge on your way along the coast. You...
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Response from Martin Prestage, Owner at Up The Creek Backpacker's Lodge
Responded 20 Aug 2020
VJ- always fun to have your positive energy about the place. Cycle back soon
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USD 68 - USD 73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CanadaBritish ColumbiaSunshine CoastRoberts Creek
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Frequently Asked Questions about Up The Creek Backpacker's Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Up The Creek Backpacker's Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Farm Ventures (5.9 km), Cliff Gilker Park (0.6 km), and Roberts Creek Pier (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Up The Creek Backpacker's Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at Up The Creek Backpacker's Lodge?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, an oven, and a stovetop.
What food & drink options are available at Up The Creek Backpacker's Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Up The Creek Backpacker's Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Up The Creek Backpacker's Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Gumboot Restaurant, Sharkey's Fish Locker, and The Wobbly Canoe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Up The Creek Backpacker's Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.