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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The place has ski in/ski out which is great but as someone else posted, you have to hike up a 50 m hill to ski out. Still better than most ski towns. It's walking distance to village and free shuttle will pick you up in front of the hostel if you wave them down which will take you into the...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I Am back for a second time and this time longer stay! The place is amazing, with a great location easy to get to the village and right on a ski hill-ski in and out (short walk up a hill). Great vibe, cool people, amazing staff who make you feel right at home and for sure the cleanest hostel i...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Yet another trip to Big White, and another stay at Big White. I absolutely love the location of this Hostel - I haven't stayed at another hostel with the same amazing Ski-In, Ski-Out capability. Literally a 30m walk and you're off for the day, and then on the way in you can ski/board right up to the door! Love the...

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Thank Jackie S
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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Thank Magdaléna K
Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 14 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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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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Thank sarahnivennurse
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 6 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 22 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $41 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 31
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“If you are travelling as a couple definitely op for a private room as it isn't much more for some privacy :)”
Merridy, 27 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Ensure you make a early booking if you want a private room.”
Nickgist, 24 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Try and avoid the 10 person dorm unless you're a heavy sleeper”
DHSJ154, 23 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Upstairs is quite, private rooms are a good size, Take your own towel.”
P34p, 16 Feb 2014 | Read review
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