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    The Urban Retreat Hostel

    7470 Porcupine Road, Big White, British Columbia V1P 1P3, Canada
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    6/8/2017 7/8/2017
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    Traveller (4)
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    Room & Suite (1)
    • Excellent69%
    • Very good15%
    • Average6%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible4%
    Travellers talk about
    “great vibe” (4 reviews)
    “the kitchen” (5 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Ski-In / Ski-Out
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Room Service
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    Reviews (44)
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    1 - 5 of 43 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The Urban Retreat web site states that dorms have lockers but this is not the case as some rooms only have shelving units which are inadequate if you are staying for a few months.The web site should be corrected and I do not think this...More

    Thank Susan S
    Reviewed 22 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...More

    Thank Marta R
    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...More

    Thank sarahnivennurse2017
    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...More

    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....More

    Thank Magdaléna K
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Price range
    • US$ 30 - US$ 75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 31
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    • Location
    • Canada >
    • British Columbia >
    • Okanagan Valley >
    • Big White
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    Traveller (4)
    Dining (1)
    Room & Suite (1)
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    "If you are travelling as a couple definitely op for a private room as it isn't much more for some privacy..."
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    "Ensure you make a early booking if you want a private room."
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    "Try and avoid the 10 person dorm unless you're a heavy sleeper"
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    "Upstairs is quite, private rooms are a good size, Take your own towel."
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