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HI-Shuswap Lake Hostel

229 Trans Canada Highway, Chase, British Columbia V0E1M0 , Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

This is probably one of the coolest places I've ever stayed! At first the hostel looked crazy and I was thinking what on earth have I booked? But I'm so glad I did book it! Blair was the best host you could ask for, full of information about the local area and other places in Canada! The animals are so... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Indescribable really. An old converted store that still functions in part as a store, with some rooms in the building and the other rooms in converted railway carriages. Close to the highway but downhill so noise is present but not intrusive. Right on the lake, with a beavers nest just up a path, lined by Barbie dolls of all things.... More 

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Langley, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

When you first Drive down the driveway you think "oh Lord what is this?". 4 train cabooses that have been redone into 6 bed dorms with kitchens, bathroom and small dining. It super cozy and cool. The beds were comfortable and the units are cleaned daily. Free canoe and lovely dock on the river is a plus.

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Viborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Good atmosphere, nice pancakes and lamas and other animals and other animals. Unfortunately we couldn't use the canoes because the weather forecast was bad. We stayed just one night on our way from Jasper to Vancouver, but had a nice afternoon / evening.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We booked a private room, just for me and my son. I must say that I'm may be too clean but the kitchen was actually very dirty and ok there is charm and character but this was just a mess, I'm sorry. I did a lot of hostels but I saw never (wet, dirty,...) animals in the kitchen or such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This hostel was by far the most characteristic I have stayed in, sleeping in old fashion cabooses with their own kitchen and toilet. The owner Blair is so helpful and friendly and will give you plenty of ideas and advice about your travel plans. The hostel also offers free rental of a canoe to paddle on the neighbouring Shuswap lake... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed here after travelling all day, this is a really quirky little place. It is just off the highway on the lake, and the staff are very friendly. The owner gave us some great recommendations for things to do in the area. I loved the dog Samson and the cats, very friendly. The price is really cheap, this is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a really quirky and lovely place but dont expect amazing standards and it's more like someones home than a HI hostel. It was a bit grubby and really untidy (cluttered is not the word!) especially in the kitchen, but I loved it for this. It had so much character as did the owner so I wouldnt change a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I booked this place to me and other three friends in early July 2013. Right after check in, I realized that it was not a hostel, but a hell-tel! Super dirty, smelly, the owner/menager seems to never clean it. As soon as I steped in its registration office, I wanted to vomit! We decided to go find a motel in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The Shuswap Hostel is located on the Transcanada highway, so you would perhaps expect it to be busy and noisy, but in fact the opposite is true. Once you get off the highway, the location is beautiful, serene and peaceful. Staying in an old train was certainly unique. There is not a lot of space so if you are worried... More 

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