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Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel

730 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y6P5, Canada
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Lethbridge, Canada
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Dirty, filthy, disgusting, rude....adjectives which apply equally do the rooms and the owner. This is NOT a hostel....it is a half-way house, flop house, boarding house. We slept in our sleeping bags on the beds with our own pillows because the quilts were so filthy. Woke up, packed up and left without showering or partaking of the cold bagels and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This place is terrible. Nothing in the picture tells you that the bedroom and hallways smell like cat pee; the kitchen is smelly, dirty, and shared with other people; bedroom is cluttered with awkward furniture and the bed sheets are old and it smells; worst of all, the owner is crazy. Any amount for any unused days, regardless of reason,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I really hated this place. I shortened my stay and booked another room far from this hostel. Except the location there is nothing to like about this place. The girls bathroom is located upstairs. So you need to cross the corridor, walk through the kitchen, take a steep stairs, walk through another corridor. How was I supposed to do that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Oddest hostel I have stayed in. The lady at the desk "Lee" was very unfriendly and a little strange. She was not very forthcoming with information and zero people skills. I asked how she liked Kelowna and she told me she didn't like the people. Never gave me a tour but when I came back later the only real communal... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you need to stay here, be patient. The place is OK but you'll have to deal with some eccentricities from the owner. Besides that, be aware that if you book online, she'll charge you taxes when you get there.

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Penticton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I decided to stay at Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel because I was refused lodging at Kelowna International Hostel for not being an "International Traveller" (see my review on Tripadvisor for details). Upon arrival the owner asked me why I had chosen her hostel, and I related the above story. Her curt reply was "No, that's not correct". I said, "Yes,... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The owner could learn some manners. The most unpleasant woman in all of Canada. Definitely avoid staying here at all cost. Sleeping outdoors would be more bearable. I wish I read the reviews before staying there.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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