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DrGeoff - 5 Jan, 2012
With a major refit this place is " as new", yet with unique character. The position is fantastic: walk everywhere to downtown/lake/movies, yet quiet, also on bus route to Kelowna's major shopping mall. Hostel is quiet, comfortable and clean with friendly people. Maggie was welcoming and spared no effort to orient us, help us and answer our many questions. She even phoned us a cab, and got up extra early to prepare breakfast for us when we had an early departure. Highly recommended, I cannot understand the negative comments.

Gigalz - 16 Nov, 2011
Delightful stay!
I stayed here for a week and it was one of the cleanest hostels I've every stayed in, having stayed in hostels in Canada, Western Europe, and Asia. Maggie treated me like family ever since the first time I contacted her, and she would go out of her way to make sure that I felt at home (e.g. she'd wake up a little earlier so I could have breakfast just before 8). They have two fridges, one/two stoves, microwaves, kettles, pots/pans, and cutlery to make a real meal. There's a Safeway grocer a 5-minute walk away. The price is great and the location is central - buses can pick you up right in front of the hostel. I'm definitely sending my Kelowna-bound friends here. Thanks and all the best, Maggie!

Wimp - 25 Oct, 2011
I had a beautiful stay at this Hostel
during my backpacking trip across Canada. At first I was hesitant of staying here due to a bad review I had read, claiming the place had a hostile environment. It claimed the owner was paranoid and insane, that there was no natural light, and that the overall vibe was dingy and unfriendly. After staying, it is clear to me that this bad review was ether meant for another hostel, or was a downright lie. The room had large curtained windows, was clean and spacious, and the beds were comfy and well maintained. The place has a warm, welcome atmosphere. As for the owner, she has a beautiful, kind soul and was a pleasure to talk to over breakfast. I will definitely be returning to this hostel the next time I travel east. Thanks for the stay.

冠緯‎ - 24 Aug, 2011
I like the service in this hostel,also the break first is much better than the w-site (pancake)AD, the bed is comfortable, the room is update also very clean, if I have any problem the owner always help me out when I need. It is a very peaceful hostel, since I have been travel from Taiwan to USA, Canada and back forward, that I found this is best hostel I have stayed.

Fyrefly - 2 Jul, 2011
As a woman travelling on my own, staying here has been awesome! I feel safe, it's downtown, and this is the cleanest hostel I've ever been in. There's a huge kitchen, a great dining room and you can buy food at the grocery store diagonally across the street, then cook it up as you like. The owner and staff here have been really nice and ask me if there is anything I need. I get wifi access free and the bathrooms and showers are clean, with lots of hot water; separate men's and ladies washrooms and dorms too...I totally recommend staying here! Everything in the hostel is available and so's the downtown, the lake and the beaches. Lots of light from the windows and fresh air...Best sleep away from home I've had in ages!

eunhye - 2 Jul, 2011
We stayed on Canada day. There is located near the Lake. It's Fantastic!!!! and host was very kind and anything helped for us. We were having good memory.

pikacheek - 1 Jun, 2011
I arrived 2 hours before the hostel' s check-in time. The manager of the hostel was very flexible and warmly welcomed me to her new hostel. She showed me to my room and guided me on a tour of this hostel. I liked the customer service at this hostel. It seemed to me that they knew there strong competitors in the hostel market, maybe that's what made the difference. They took extra care of us. I stayed in the Private Double room. It was equipped with a TV and a working desk, a night stand and a light/lamp. The decoration was easy and up to date. I do not have anything to complain about. I had free breakfast to enjoy in the morning also. Even though Safeway is only a few minutes walk away, free breakfast is something I'll neve say no to! Oh! Because the hostel is still considered new, I received a 10 percent discount promo from the daily rate. That sure made us happy :)

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January 08, 2012
"I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. It is ideally located in Kelowna - downtown is right there along with all the shops, grocery stores, etc. Also only a few blocks from the public bus which can get you there for $2.25 from the airport. The hostel is clean and was very quiet while I was there. Maggie is very accommodating, the place is safe, and the kitchen facilities are well kept. This is a definitely a great value option!!!"
- David - Bozeman, MT

January 01, 2012
Hi Maggie

We want to thank you so much for a great introduction to Kelowna. We would definitely recommend the hostel to anyone, including all of our friends. The position makes walking everywhere possible, and the hostel itself is awesome. With a new fit-out, and all the careful touches and attention to detail we have felt comfortable and secure. We also appreciated your personal help and the friendliness of the hostel. A big thank you!

Kind Regards,
wynton and Geoff
Melbourne, Australia

December 10, 2011 from Max W.
Hi, Maggie,
Thank you for your hostel to accommandate us again with your so kind service, below is my comments to your hostel in Chinese:
每次我去Kelowna,我都会住在Kelowna Okanagan Lake Hostel,住在这家家庭旅馆有如下便利和好处。
1) 旅馆座落在市中心,交通十分便利,可步行去市内餐馆、酒吧、图书馆、各种展览馆及湖边风景区,节省你的交通费和时间。
2) 旅馆有厨房可供你自由使用,如果你想节约旅行开支,这是你很好的选择。
3) 虽说是家庭旅馆,但服务十分周到细致,与大宾馆无二致。
4) 早上有简单的早餐服务。
5) 管理员会说流利的中文,沟通不会有问题;如果你觉得英文沟通有难处,这家家旅馆是你很好的选择。

Max Wang
From Vancouver, B.C

July 4, 2011 from Arrate,
My experience in Kelowna Okanogan Lake hostel was really good. The location is great, in the middle of the town and really close to the lake.
The bus number 10 take you directly from the Greyhound Station to the hostel.
The hostel is very clean and the owner will help you with anything you need.

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