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Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel
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Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel
Ranked #25 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Kelowna
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“Great location and atmosphere!”
Reviewed April 28, 2012

I stayed in the dorm room which was clean and aired out daily. Maggie (owner) was supper nice and accomodating and ready to assist and provide any information I needed about Kelowna. It is located right downtown on one of kelowna's most beautiful blocks, close to everything that really matters (lake, restaurants, grocery store, bus stops, library). Breakfast and coffee were available for breakfast. And the common areas were tidy and comfortable. All in all I would say it is the best deal for the location, ambience, wifi and food.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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cheekful, Public Relations Manager at Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel, responded to this review, April 30, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind compliments. We are glad you have enjoyed your stay at Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel. Hope to see you again in the near future :)
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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2012

This hostel is perfectly located in Kelowna - quick walk to anything you need (including public bus that runs downtown for $2.25 from the airport - very efficient). The hostel was quiet, very clean, and overall a great value. Maggie is very friendly and does a great job managing the place. Definitely worth staying here!!

Room Tip: I stayed in the private double and it was excellent - but I saw the dorm rooms and they also looked...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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7 Thank David F
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cheekful, Public Relations Manager at Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel, responded to this review, April 30, 2012
Thank you very much David for your kind words. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel. Hope to see you again in the near future :)

- Maggie and team at Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel.
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2011

My husband and I stayed at this hostel for 2 nights. We were impressed by the location, cleanliness, kitchen open to guests, grocery accross the street, bus stop right in front, and a super quiet room. We would recommend this hostel to singles, couples, retired persons, but not party people. The owner takes great care of this hostel and makes sure it is comfortable for her guests. The atmosphere is more like a casual bed and breakfast. For the cost and location there is no place better to stay in Kelowna. Thanks Maggie! See you next time we are in the city.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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cheekful, Public Relations Manager at Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel, responded to this review, April 30, 2012
Thank you very much Jenny for your kind words. We are very happy to hear that you and your husband have enjoyed the stay at Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel. Hope to see you again in the near future :)

- Maggie and team at Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel.
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed in the double bed room in October for 2 nights. The lady that runs this hostel is pretty nice to us. We had looked at their website prior to making a phone reservation. We were not really expecting much for breakfast since they said on the website, free DIY pancake breakfast and coffee/tea. But when we woke up the next day, we were surprised to find eggs (1 egg each), 2 apples and some slices of bread in the dining room for us. It feels very comforting actually to find this all prepared for us in the morning. We were thinking of walking over to Safeway since it was so close... but after we saw the free food, we got a bit lazy and just made some pancakes and made coffee and all the extra food Maggie had given us. :)

Our bedroom was on first floor, pretty close to the men's washroom but a bit far from the womens'. But it was only up one flight of stairs so it wasn't too bad. It's pretty safe at this place because the hostel uses a number key entry. Maggie says she changes the number every week.

I would recommend this hostel to anyone that just want a place to sleep comfortably and have food to eat the next morning, all for a super good deal.

Room Tip: Rooms on first floor is better for men. Rooms on second floor is better for women.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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9 Thank Betty R
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cheekful, Public Relations Manager at Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel, responded to this review, April 30, 2012
Thank you very much Betty for your kind words. We are very happy to hear that you and your boyfriend have enjoyed the stay at Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel. Hope to see you again in the near future :)

- Maggie and team at Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel.
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Vancouver, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Location of hostel was great, supermarket and township of Kelowna is within a few minutes walk. Our host is interesting....cheerful and friendly. Bathrooms could be in better condition but overall a comfortable stay given the price point. Kitchen and eating area is cosy, met some nice travellers.

Room Tip: Ask for a bedroom upstairs, not the basement! Basement is fine, just low ceilings and not very cosy...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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9 Thank littletravelbug8
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cheekful, Public Relations Manager at Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel, responded to this review, April 30, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel. Hope to see you again in the near future :)

- Maggie and team at Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel.
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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2011

Made the mistake of going with this hostel as it was the cheapest on offer at the time. Can I add it was only 20/30 dollars cheaper than loads of better alternatives in the area. Turned up at the time we specified and there was nobody home. On calling the cell number on the door I was told I would have to wait 30 mins and it was suggested I go and see the sights to kill time!? After a long drive and already seeing some of the sights this was the last thing we needed. When the owner returned we unfortunately paid before seeing the room. It was a small, cold and dingy room in the basement with toilets a walk up the stairs through the kitchen. Having spent 21 days on the road staying at a variety of motels, b & b's etc this was by far the worst room and location we experienced. We decided that we couldn't have slept in the room so decided to leave. We were then told there was no refund on the payment we made 5 minutes earlier. I do appreciated businesses have cancellation policies but surely customers have the right to a refund if what they are being offered is not suitable!? There were no more rooms available so we took to hit and moved to a motel for only slightly more money.
We did not see the rest of the house so other rooms may have been fine. Please ask to see your room before paying so as to avoid being stung like I did.
After a further phone conversation to ask for a refund and the managers phone number. I was told I couldn't have the number or the refund. Overall, a very frustrating and disappointing experience. What happened to the customer always being right?

Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2011

I was very impressed and would recommend this hostel. The location is fantastic, a short walk to the waterfront located on the main street to downtown Kelowna. My room and facilities were extremley clean and well maintained. The owner seemed to really care about making your visit memorable. I was an alone traveller and felt safe and comfortable staying here.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel

Property: Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel
Address: 730 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6P5, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Kelowna > Central City
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Kelowna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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