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The Urban Retreat Hostel

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Reviewed 3 May 2016

We stayed for two days at the end of this season and it was absolutely amazing. This hostel is really cool and has everything you need. Moreover it's right on the hill so you can actually ski right to the front door of the hostel. Staff was nice and helpful. Location is great, everything is close. I would definitely stay...

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Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 15 April 2016

I was pleasantly surprised how clean the hostel was ! The floors were mopped a few times a day as well as the kitchen being cleaned twice a day ! I stayed during the last week of ski season so it was relatively empty, an 8th full, which was nice for sure ! Not sure how I would enjoy staying...

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1Thank Hikepaddleski
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

What an amazing stay at urban retreat hostel- one of the best holidays of my life! The staff were all super friendly and helpful and it was for sure the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed in! Perfect location- ski in ski out and close to the village. Great people, cool vibe and just general amazing experience. Will return for...

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Reviewed 13 March 2016

I love this hostel definitely has to be one of the cleanest hostels I've stayed in over my 5 months of travelling. Staff are wonderful, manager was super helpful with my 100 questions. Good kitchen, fun people

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Thank Sweetbreakfast18179
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Will remember this hang out for sure. Feels like a gallery full of wicked art everywhere. Cleanest hostel I have every stayed at wouldn't be fussed if I had to eat off the floor. Mum I love you but might stay in for good it has everything I need :)))) yeeoooowww

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Thank rezzacad
Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Had a great stay at the urban retreat hostel. Affordable, Great vibe, It was clean, staff were friendly and helpful and it's a great location in the village. You can ski to the door! I would definitely stay again and recommend it to anyone. Thanks

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Thank James R
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 23 December 2015

The hostel at Big White was referred to me from a friend I had met traveling. Staying at such a place made it easy for me to meet new friends from around the world. With a staff that was very positive and helpful it added to the success of my travels! I have stayed at many hostels in my travels...

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1Thank MurphyKat
Big White, Canada
Reviewed 28 November 2015

After staying at this hostel for two nights, I fell in love with the place, I had to stay for the season. All the staff are incredibly friendly, professional, yet surprisingly laid back. The place is really clean and tidy. The decorations are inspirational, there's snowboards on every door and rad pictures and paintings everywhere... you can find something new...

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Thank clayton_nielsen
Paris, Canada
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the urban retreat hostel on a whim when passing through and ended up extending my stay because of how amazing it was!! The staff were incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming! Not only do they go out of there way to make your stay as amazing as possible they mingle with everyone. I also didn't meet any other...

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Thank lotravels7
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I stayed at this awesome spot for about three months and it made my Big White experience even bigger and better then I could have ever hoped for. Staff are super friendly and helpful whenever you need help with even the smallest things! The kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms are really clean and well kept. It's a good place to meet...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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The ultimate ski-in/ski-out hostel located in the heart of Big White village. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Urban Retreat Hostel

Address: 7470 Porcupine Road, Big White, British Columbia V1P 1P3, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Big White
Price Range: $68 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 31
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“If you are travelling as a couple definitely op for a private room as it isn't much more for some privacy :)”
 of 5 bubbles Merridy, 27 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Ensure you make a early booking if you want a private room.”
 of 5 bubbles Nickgist, 24 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Try and avoid the 10 person dorm unless you're a heavy sleeper”
 of 5 bubbles DHSJ154, 23 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Upstairs is quite, private rooms are a good size, Take your own towel.”
 of 5 bubbles P34p, 16 Feb 2014 | Read review
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