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Kelowna International Hostel

2343 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 1T5, Canada
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed two nights at the hostel and it was welcoming and fun. The walls are all painted with art and colors which is unusual. Also it was clean and the staff was quite friendly. I mostly enjoyed the front deck and the BBQ in the evening.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment I walked in I new I picked the wrong Kelowna Hostle, music blasting, teenagers everywhere, pretty unprofessional establishment. It was relatively clean, minus the Sunday morning vomit residue on the bathroom floor & the pillows smelt of weed. Two other mid 20's travellers checked out earlier due to the unprofessional manner in which the place was run.... More 

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Kathleen M, Manager at Kelowna International Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your feedback. As you know the may long week end is a huge holiday in BC and Canada. It"s basically the start of summer! However we sincerely apologize that your stay was less than exceptional. Indeed the music was louder than expected and we appreciate your comment for the future. We strive to... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights. Nice building, colourful rooms and lots of info/leaflets for the Kelowna area. The people working there are friendly and helpful. At times, though, I tried to make an effort to sit with people and get to know them and felt like I wasn't getting anything in return... which is a shame. The beds are comfy which... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I only stayed one night but it was nice with nice people, friendly staffs and also cheap! really liked their outdoor deck with BBQ haha :) But the towel they provided was dirty... oops....

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I intended to stay at KIH for max one week and ended up staying three. The staff are welcoming, helpful and always working hard, even when it's not their shift. The whole hostel feels like one big family, with activities almost every day and very polite guests. I came disliking hostels and left being a huge fan. Thanks!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I've spent the last year travelling around Australia and New Zealand using hostels. I expected similar here. I reserved 2 beds, but apparently since she had taken the credit card number down wrong and either took down my phone number wrong as well, or called while we were en route in a non-receptive area (pretty common in the mountains) she... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Stayed here over a long weekend, and it was great. Staff was friendly and interactive. Other guests were polite. Washrooms and kitchen are clean, but hostel was full so there was a wait (5-10min) to use common areas at peak hours. Ventilation in bottom rooms was a little lacking. Only downside, noise travels alot in this hostel including from patio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Have to admit that I as not a great fan of Kelowna as a town, but I loved staying there simply because of the hostel. Interesting activities, great staff, big porch, fully equipped kitchen, lovely owner, lots of backpackers and a great attitude! Must visit :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

What can I say. I intended to stay for a week and ended up staying at the KIH for six month. The hostel is really chilled out with a huge padio and a second one with hammocks. The staff is great and the hostel haa so much to see on all this colorful painted walls. Thr money that the hostel... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

From the moment we arrived, there was not a good atmosphere. The other guests were unwelcoming and distant. Then we were told they had got our booking wrong, so asked if my friend and I could sleep in separate rooms. We fought against it and they eventually managed to sort something (miraculously). Then our room absolutely stank. It was dark... More 

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