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Hostel within walking distance of attractions, guests praised friendly staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free coffee
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Several reviewers found the guest kitchen well equipped
  • A few guests thought that this hostel offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • A few guests found the rooms small
  • A couple of reviewers were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 13, 2014
Overview
This 1908 heritage home hostel is situated among restaurants, bars and shops, in downtown Penticton. Offering rooms with shared bathrooms, this property is well suited for guests comfortable with more intimate accommodations.

Both shared dorm rooms and private rooms are available. All rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, linens and air conditioning. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available.

Free parking is available on site.

Other on-site amenities include a guest kitchen, bicycle rentals, bicycle and luggage storage, a laundry facility, computer kiosks, a common room with a TV and DVD player, a backyard with a BBQ and free coffee. This property does not have an on-site restaurant.

The beach on Lake Okanagan and the Penticton Lakeside Casino are both within a 10-minute walk, while the Penticton Memorial Arena, the South Okanagan Events Centre and the Penticton Golf and Country Club are all about a 17-minute walk away.

The Loco Landing Adventure Park and the SS Sicamous Inland Marine Museum are both a 6-minute drive away. The Penticton Regional Airport (YYF) is about 12 minutes away by car, while the Apex Mountain Resort is about a 50-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests described generally pleasant stays at this property.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service, while many reviewers found the hostel conveniently located for exploring the downtown area on foot.

Several guests described the rooms as clean and generally comfortable, while several other reviewers added that the guest kitchen was well equipped. A few guests found the common living room spacious and comfortable.

A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hostel offered good value for the money they spent.
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The Bad
There were only a couple of common concerns found for this hostel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

A few guests found their rooms to be too small, while a couple of reviewers were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hostel #5 out of 16 specialty properties in Penticton, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 12 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.2 out of 10, based on 30 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
7.9
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6 / out of 19
hotels in Penticton

Rated 7.9/10 based on 29 reviews

Ranked #6 out of 19 hotels in Penticton

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Location
  • Downtown Penticton
Map Marker HI Penticton
464 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC