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The Urban Retreat Hostel

7470 Porcupine Road, Big White, British Columbia V1P 1P3, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Stayed there for two months and loved the feeling of waking up every morning and walking out the door to fresh powder. All staff and guests were real friendly and chill and the hostel was well kept all the time. Monthly rates are also really quite reasonable

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I stayed at Urban Retreat for one month through Jan -Feb 2014. It was my first hostel experience and I can say without a doubt I will be returning next season and staying longer. People in the hostel were warm and welcoming which gives the place a friendly, social vibe. Brianne the manager does a fantastic job and ensures the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Best hostel I've ever stayed at the employees were extremely helpful and very welcoming I'll definitely be returning to the urban retreat in the future the atmosphere is something special and the ski in ski out location is unreal

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The large number of season long guests gives the hostel a great vibe and there is always something to do and somebody to do it with. Staff are friendly and helpful and they keep the place spotless. Of all the hostels I have stayed in this is far and away the cleanest and most friendly, would highly recommend to anybody... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I've stayed at The Hostel a half dozen or more times over the past decade. I was not back last year for my annual vacation due to illness however I had the opportunity to return this year. What an improvement. The staff are friendlier, more helpful and hard-working than ever. One must credit the Manager who has done an incredible... More

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Coolangatta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I spent two seasons up at big white and majority of the tie a stayed at the urban retreat hostel. would highly recommend to others. facilities were great, rooms were big, nice big kitchen and common area and the staff were super helpful and friendly. I've stayed in my fair share of hostels and the urban retreat hostel would have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

The hostel is in a prime location on the mountain and the staff are always around and were always happy to help with any questions or needs we had. Staying here really made our experience on the mountain a great one. Ideal for all age groups, we would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone planning a visit... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I would strongly recommended staying at the Urban Retreat hostel. I have lived there for the season last year and have come back again to holiday this year as a guest. Whether i am staying there as a long termer or as a short stay - i have always had an enjoyable time at this hostel! All the staff are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Urban retreat hostel is located in the middle of big white village which make getting around very simple. The hostel its-self is very well maintained and very clean, with many cool characteristic artworks and memorabilia around the hostel made throughout its life. The staff were super friendly and a wealth of information about the area. In particular the manager Brianne... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Both me and my husband have now stayed at this hostel two times during two separate seasons at Big White and both experiences were wonderful. Coming to this hostel I expected the same you'd see in most, with both dorm and private rooms. The first year we stayed we chose to stay in a dorm room which, albeit it not... More

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Address: 7470 Porcupine Road, Big White, British Columbia V1P 1P3, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Big White
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The ultimate ski-in/ski-out hostel located in the heart of Big White village. ... more   less 
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