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Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel

4.6 | Poor
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10-min. walk from waterfront, free Wi-Fi & free breakfast, some mixed reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • A few guests described their rooms as generally comfortable
  • A few reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • A couple of guests said that their rooms did not meet their cleanliness expectations
  • A couple of reviewers complained about the selection at the free breakfast
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 18, 2014
Overview
This property is situated in downtown Kelowna and is within a 10-minute walk of the waterfront and City Park. Well located for guests looking to explore the downtown area on foot, the Town Centre Mall and various restaurants are found within a 5-minute walk, while the Lake City Casino is 15 minutes away on foot.

This property offers both dorm rooms and private rooms. All rooms are smoke free, include free Wi-Fi and have shared bathrooms. All private rooms include a TV, while select private rooms also include a balcony or a sofa. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available and rooms are accessible by stairs only.

Free parking is available on site. Pets are not permitted at this hotel.

A free breakfast is served daily from 8 am to 9 am. This property does not have an on-site restaurant, but it does provide a guest kitchen and common dining room.

Other on-site amenities include a common living room, an air hockey table, board games and guest laundry facilities. 

The big-box shopping district and the Orchard Park Mall (largest shopping centre in the Okanagan region) are 6 minutes away by car. The wineries and marinas in West Kelowna are about 12 minutes away by car, while Crystal Mountain Ski Resort (also in West Kelowna) is a 30-minute drive away. 

The Kelowna International Airport (YLW) and Okanagan Golf Course are both 17 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 10, 2014: Free breakfast hours, parking, wheelchair accessibility and pet policy.
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The Good
There were a limited number of recent reviews available for this property, among hotel review sites, at the time this editorial was written. Among those few reviews, a few guests described their rooms as generally comfortable.

A few guests found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot and for walking to shopping and restaurants.

The owner was complimented by a couple of guests for her friendly service, but a few other reviewers were not happy with the service they received (see below for more details).
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there were few recent reviews available for this analysis. Among those limited reviews, a couple of guests said that the rooms and bathrooms did not meet their cleanliness expectations, while a couple of other reviewers complained about the selection at the free breakfast.

As mentioned above, a few guests were unhappy with the customer service. These reviewers found the owner to be rude and unaccommodating.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hostel #12 out of 17 specialty lodging properties in Kelowna, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 24 reviews.

The author called the hostel on March 10, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
4.6
Poor
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41 / out of 41
hotels in Kelowna

Rated 4.6/10 based on 61 reviews

Ranked #41 out of 41 hotels in Kelowna

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Map Marker Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel
730 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC