For starters, all rooms come with flat-screen TVs. Not to mention, some pretty dreamy vistas of the Coast Mountains.
There is a large dining room just off the kitchen with lime-green and white chairs and tables, modern art and photography on the walls.
On this level you'll also find the games room with a fireplace, comfy sofas and Internet terminals. The cinema-style TV room, with a 52-inch high-definition television, is on this level, too.
Of course, it doesn't hurt that it's only a 15-minute drive from the slopes. You can even store your equipment on-site in a large storage area.
Beyond snowboarding, the hostel hosts group bike rides, group hikes, poker nights and even yoga sessions (pay by donation).
1035 Legacy Way, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
From about $30.