This August, the Pangea Pod Hotel opens it’s doors to welcome their first guests to their new shared accommodations in Whistler, BC. This is Canada’s first pod hotel offering an affordable and communal option in the middle of the bustling Whistler Village. Pangea’s rooms will, at most, cost half the price of a conventional hotel room, and usually far less, making traveling to Whistler more accessible for solo and budget travelers.
Pangea combines the affordability of a hostel with the perks of a boutique hotel. We wanted to cater to the type of traveller who enjoys the conviviality of shared spaces but prefers their own personal space at the end of the day.” says co-founder Russell.
The Pangea Pod also has shared spaces for guests to mix and mingle. The Living Room is a stylish combo of lounge, bar, café, and espresso bar looking onto the main Whistler Village Stroll. The Rooftop Patio is Whistler’s only true rooftop bar, providing a bird’s eye view of Mountain Square. And The Toy Box, an open-plan secure storage area for skis, snowboards, mountain bikes, and other gear, was custom created to address the needs of equipment-laden outdoor enthusiasts.
Pangea Pod is home to 88 independent sleeping pods are divided among eight separate “suites”.(with one suite is dedicated to female-only guests) Bathroom facilities are divided into individual components (washrooms with vanities, showers with changing space, stand-alone vanities, and changing rooms) to offer privacy and limit line-ups. Each wood-lined pod contains artwork and mirrors, as well as a comfortable double memory-foam mattress, individually controlled LED lights, a built-in fan that provides both air circulation and white noise, a lockable cabinet for valuables, hanging space for clothes, and a storage area for luggage.
Pods are now available for booking at pangeapod.com/bookings.