Hostels in Kelowna, Canada

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Get to know Kelowna (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Kelowna. To help you make friends with Kelowna before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Get to know Kelowna (no more

Located on the beautiful Lake Okanagan and nestled among the mountains is the stunning town of Kelowna. Perhaps most famous for its skiing during the winter months at Big White Ski Resort, there is also much to offer around this region in the summer months.

The Okanagan region is renowned for its fresh produce, so make sure that you get on in and buy some amazing cherries or other fruits and vegetables that they have in the area if you are here in the summer. They also have some good wineries in the area where you can take tours if wine is more your thing.

For those that love to be in the outdoors, there is an abundances of lakes and water activities such as kayaking -- ask your hostel staff about where to hire kayaks. There is also some amazing hiking around the area as well. Your visit should also include a trip to the Myra Canyon as it is beautiful.

There are Kelowna hostels both in the downtown center, with some further out on the highway and one at Big White itself. As they are scattered around the city, it is best to do some research on how will get to your hostel after you arrive. If you don't have a car and are arriving by bus, some of the Kelowna hostels do a shuttle service from the bus station. The hostel staff in each of the respective hostels should also be able to give you a run down on how to get around Kelowna and where to find the nearest food supplies.

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FAQ about Kelowna Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Kelowna. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Kelowna. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Kelowna costs on average $30 for a dorm. A hostel in Kelowna with private rooms costs on average $107. shows all 3 Hostels in Kelowna. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 3 hostels in Kelowna, Canada. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Kelowna such as
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Your Packing List for Kelowna

Your Packing List for Kelowna

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Kelowna and Canada.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Kelowna Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Kelowna, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
3 Total number of hostels
$30 Average dorm price
$107 Average private room price
$25 Cheapest hostel in Kelowna
8.3 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Kelowna - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Kelowna. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Kelowna. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

Kelowna is a great place -- the Okanagan has the most beautiful scenery of anywhere I've been in the world, crystal clear lakes perfect for swimming on hot summer days and amazing desert and mountain scenery. Too many people pass straight through on the way to places like Banff, but make sure to give yourself a few days here. One point -- the cops are very active in Kelowna, don't get caught with drinks on the street or they'll make you tip them away (or worse), and don't get too drunk or you could get picked up on the way home and spend a night in the cells/drunk tank like I did (which wasn't really that bad in my case as it was better accommodation than where I was staying -- a motel room shared among eight people).


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