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The Urban Retreat Hostel – Big White

Hostel | 7470 Porcupine, Big White, British Columbia, Canada V1P 1P3

74.3% Overall Rating

15 out of 19 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (10/03/2010)

"Location was excellent and staff very helpful. Showers and storage facilities a little small"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 16:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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The ultimate ski in, ski out location in the heart of Big White village. You can ski/ride right to the front door! We have the best and most enjoyable place you can stay at on the mountain. Our staff are knowledgeable, friendly and are from all over the world. We all live on site and many guests choose to spend the entire season with us which creates a unique hostel experience unlike any other. Come and join us this season for the fresh turns and the great people at Urban Retreat hostel. Read more

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About The Urban Retreat Hostel – Big White

The only hostel in the big white ski resort. We are a fully ski in/ ski out accommodation, located in the heart of the village at one of BC'c premier ski resorts. You will be able to walk out the door and ride down to the lifts, and when you're done you can ski/snowboard straight to the front door. The Urban Retreat hostel prides itself in being a clean and friendly place with fun and helpful staff. The hostel has a respectable, easy going and fun atmosphere in a place so far from reality you will never want to leave. We have weekly events to keep you entertained once the lifts are closed including movie nights, poker nights and the occasional theme night party.

The hostel has a large Kitchen and TV Room both equipped with big screen TV's and updated décor. We provide you with free internet facilities and Wi-Fi as well as a laundry and wax station for your convenience. We have over 100 dorm beds available with each room having between 4 - 10 beds.

Our hostel operates before the ski season mid October through to April. We offer both season long and short term stays. We have over 100 dorm beds available with each room having between 4 - 8 beds as well as a limited number of private rooms.

Cancellation Policy is 48 hours notice and 1 weeks notice over holiday periods.

Accommodation Information

We have 15 dorm rooms with 4, 8 or 10 beds. 7 private rooms 6 of which have a kitchenette and a double and single bunk bed. Our dorm rooms are separate into mixed, girl's only, weekly stays and season long dorm rooms.
The dorm rooms have linen, lockers, and lots of space for everyone's gear. We also have 2 ski lockers where you are able to store your boards or skis!

Location Information

The hostel is located at Big White ski resort which is 60km's from Kelowna, British Columbia. The largest city in the Okanagan Valley and the third largest city in the province. Kelowna has everything a city should have or that you will need.
Big White is a small village with just enough amenities and entertainment to survive the winter.
Check out Big White's website to see all the hill has to offer and all the local businesses.