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Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel
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Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel
Ranked #28 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Kelowna
Albury, Australia
2 reviews
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“Stay Away”
Reviewed April 25, 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 nut case who spied on us the whole time, ridiculous. Way too expensive also, just don't do it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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5 Thank David W
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

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!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 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 daughter was sick when we got there. After having good rest at this hostel, she felt well when we left. This is a good hostel I would like to recommend.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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6 Thank Emilie L
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 between. Also in the morning the owner's dog barks, so if you are not a morning person you definitely going to suffer. Moreover, the place smells like a restaurant since there are people cooking in the kitchen constantly. Furthermore, sometimes there was no more hot water when you want to taking a shower. In the end, this place is ok for an one night stay, but definitely not a place you would like to stay for a long trip.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

It is a clean , nice hostel I have lived. The location is near the highway, and the supermarket just across the street. If you want to find a coffee shop or want to go to the lake , walk just need 10 minutes. The hostel has the clean,quiet kitchen and dinning room, you can relax to sit there and enjoy read a book. There also has a garden outside, many flowers, and quiet. I stayed in doom room, its very nice place and comfortable, clean bedding. I slept very well every night.
The owner is friendly, always kind to help guest and give suggestion.

Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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7 Thank Lisa C
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2012

The location was amazing, less than a minute walk to a safeway or a shoppers drug mart! We drove 3mins and reached the okanagan beach! the dorm was cozy and clean, our whole family slept quietly. Didn't hear any loud noise. The owner maggie was extremely friendly and approachable and she said up late at night making sure all the maintained and clean and ready for the next day and for the benefits of the customers.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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4 Thank Bee K
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2012

The location is very good. I walked to the lake every day. The bus station is close, within 10 minutes. The room is clean and has lot space. I slept very well at night. The Landard is very helpful with all the information and activities. She even helped me to move out. Three three floors in the building. It is better to stay in upper layer. I live in a drom and I have make a lot of friends. The biggest problem for me is I cannot use the kitchen. But I think she changed the rules now.

  • Stayed August 2012
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8 Thank Liuy251
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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 #28 of 35 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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