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Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel

730 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y6P5, Canada (Central City)
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Ranked #12 of 18 Specialty lodging in Kelowna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013
Chrissele Imst, Austria
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed there 1 night and after listening to her complain that heart was no longer into running the hostel and all her other problems, luckily, I found a room to rent and told her that I was going to check out the following day after staying only 1 night in this horrible place. I asked for a refund since... More

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Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

If you like being shouted at by the owner, shooed out of common areas, and sleeping covered in animal fur, this may be the hostel for you. Otherwise, its largely an exercise in staying at Fawlty Towers, with one woman playing both Basil and Sybil. I have no idea what could have happened before to cause her to put signs... More

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Imst, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

It feels more than a homestay rather than a hostel, because the owner is always around and sometime comes in the rooms without knocking (she installed the AC at midnight for example, though it was nice that she did). When we arrived earlier than the check-in time, we just could throw our bags in and weren't allowed to use the... More

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

GOOD TO GO, This place FEELS LIKE A HOME AND NOT A BUSINESS! The owner is a kind and very gentle person who travelled throughout the entire world and understands the need for calm when resting overnight in an unknown town. Although Small, it is very nice to go into and surrounded by flowers,The beds are confortable and the kitchen... More

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I was in Kelowna for my first visit, was looking for somewhere cheap and right in downtown. It was an excellent location, you can find grocery and bus stop very close by!!! around 10 mins walk to all the restaurants and café, it is located on the main street: Bernard Avenue. Room is not very updated but it is absolutely... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Hello my traveling friends, I am an international traveling photographer. The most recent trip was to Cuba a couple of weeks ago. You can find my reviews on this and photography related travel sites. After spending the better part of this year on the road, I found my bank account was depleting quite rapidly. So instead of spending big bucks... More

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cheekful, Manager at Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel, responded to this review

This is what you get for try to help somebody who is unable to pay for their room, this individual offered to do some cleaning work around the hostel in exchange for payment of his bed. When I was not happy with his performance, I asked him to leave and as result he wrote these mean spirited comments, obviously to... More

Albury, Australia
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is a terrible hostel. The female bathrooms have no dividers or privacy, the male bathrooms are the same and one morning there was a guy washing his dog in the basin. "Free breakfast" is one hard boiled egg and a stale bagel. The "common room" is a hall way with a TV in it. The owner/manager is a complete... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Took a chance staying here as there were no reviews at the time. Great little find,Maggie to owner is super friendly and will help with whatever she can,even a lift to the greyhound station in my case... Breakfast was included,basic but lovely!

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

My daughter and I stayed in this hostel for 3 nights in October. The hostel is very clean, quiet and comfortable. The location is super convenient, just walk a few steps to Safeway and Shoppers Drug Market. Ms Maggie, the owner of the hostel, is very nice, friendly and thoughtful. She works hard to keep the hostel well maintained. My... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

The place is ok if you want to stay for one night. But if you are planning to stay a long time in Kelowna, don't recommend this place because the male bathroom is gross especially the toilet seats because they looked like they are covered by urine. In addition, there's an urinal right beside the sink without any divider in... More

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Address: 730 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y6P5, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Kelowna > Central City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel is located in the heart of downtown Kelowna for everyday convenience. We are close to the nearby beach facility at the beautiful Okanagan Lake. Also, walking distance to grocery store, restaurants and cafes. Our prices are hard to beat, low budget accommodation for travellers of all ages and groups. ... more   less 
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