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HI-Shuswap Lake Hostel

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

The location for this hostel is fantastic, right on the Trans Canada Highway yet feel remote, and it backs on to the Little Shuswap River. It's a stunning setting, and the converted cabooses are original and charming, although not stunningly clean. When you're staying somewhere that lets you kayak the river and also use a traditional sweatlodge you're more there...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The host is friendly and wonderful, and the location is wonderful. However, this hostel has a very hippie vibe and is not clean. It has a very strong musty smell, like it hasn't been thoroughly cleaned in the last 20 years. I wouldn't stay here again. The view from the dock of the hostel is amazing; the sunset is one...

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Thank Anna L
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I'm surprised to read all the other comments saying this place is pretty bad. You are sleeping in a caboose in the middle of Canada - so it's not a fancy HI Hostel in a major city..! We had a great time and I would return. The beds & bathroom were fine and showers a few cabooses away. The property...

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Thank James94_13
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Sorry to say but this was and is, not a good idea to stay here if.... you can not hack a dirty place. It was pretty awful ! The fridge was full of old food (no one else was staying there when we were there so ... who's food was it ?) The kitchen was so dirty I could not...

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Reviewed 11 June 2016

The owner is a wonderful host who runs a really fascinating hostel. She makes amazing pancake with fruit breakfasts and we highly recommend that you sign up for them. The main shop sells staples for cooking, as well as delicious baked goods. The high tea is really amazing - they serve lavender scones and curry egg sandwiches and proper cucumber...

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Thank Donald D
devon uk
Reviewed 10 June 2016

First of all I have to say that the manageress was friendly, helpful and knowledge, obviously a traveller. There was also a gentleman on site who we were never introduced to and he never spoke. I've noticed the profile picture on trip advisor and I have to say it doesn't look anything like the place we stayed in. The first...

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Thank webby208
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We love trains and this place seemed like a good idea, but we had a terrible experience at this place. There was some strange man living there and lurking who was very rude. It was freezing and wet and cold in the beds. It has some cool decor but needs a serious cleaning.

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Thank Janelle B
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

This is probably one of the coolest places I've ever stayed! At first the hostel looked crazy and I was thinking what on earth have I booked? But I'm so glad I did book it! Blair was the best host you could ask for, full of information about the local area and other places in Canada! The animals are so...

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Thank Raindance_bear
Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Indescribable really. An old converted store that still functions in part as a store, with some rooms in the building and the other rooms in converted railway carriages. Close to the highway but downhill so noise is present but not intrusive. Right on the lake, with a beavers nest just up a path, lined by Barbie dolls of all things....

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Thank kiwiandrew2015
Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

When you first Drive down the driveway you think "oh Lord what is this?". 4 train cabooses that have been redone into 6 bed dorms with kitchens, bathroom and small dining. It super cozy and cool. The beds were comfortable and the units are cleaned daily. Free canoe and lovely dock on the river is a plus.

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Address: 229 Trans Canada Hwy, Chase, British Columbia V0E 1M0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Chase
Number of rooms: 36
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“We stayed in the main building, but the train cars looked more interesting!”
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