About Us

The Urban Retreat Hostel is a snow lover’s dream! Our hostel is ideally situated in the heart of the Big White village which is 60kms from Kelowna BC. The hostel has 90 dorm beds and seven private rooms.

We are within walking distance of everything you’ll need including groceries, equipment rentals, pubs, and restaurants. We have a ski-in-ski-out location which provides access to most of Big White’s ski lifts and the terrain park from our backyard in minutes. For a true ski hill experience, The Urban Retreat Hostel is the place to be!

Inside you’ll find everything you will need during your stay.  We offer a massive TV room with comfy furniture for up to 30 people and a front desk/lobby with knowledgeable staff to help you with whatever it is you need. The hostel has paid fibre optic wi-fi, a wax station, ski locker, drying room and a massive kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is equipped with everything you’ll need to cook, dry food storage, 5 fridges, 2 deep freezers, 3 cooking areas and 2 sink areas. We have coin operated laundry facilities as well as 4 fully functioning bathrooms.

All of our staff live on site and so do many people who stay the entire snow season. This makes for a unique hostel experience. This is more than a hostel it’s a family! Come and experience everything The Urban Retreat  Hostel has to offer. We also have the best rates in town.


Reservation Inquires

Winter Dorm Room Rates – 2023/2024 Season

  • $40.00 per night
  • $240.00 per week
  • $775.00 for one month and $675.00/month for 2 or more months.

* Tax is included. 

Winter Private Room Rates – 2023/2024 Season

  • $90.00 per night
  • $540.00 per week

*Based on double occupancy. A third person may be added for an additional $20.00 per night. Maximum 3 people per private room.

* Tax is included.