The Urban Retreat Hostel is a snow lovers dream come true. Our hostel is situated perfectly in the heart of Big White village which is 60kms from Kelowna, British Columbia. The largest city in the Okanagan Valley and the ninth largest city in the province.
We are within walking distance from everything you’ll need from groceries, rentals, pubs and restaurants. We have a ski in ski out location giving the ability to access most of Big Whites ski lifts and the terrain park from our backyard in minutes. If you want the true ski hill experience, Big White and The Urban Retreat Hostel is the place to be.
Inside you’ll find everything you will need to be comfortable and relaxed. The hostel is in constant evolution constantly being upgraded to make our guests feel at home. 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 whole hostel is filled with original art from paintings to graffiti, stencils and murals. We also have a free internet kiosk and Wi-Fi, a wax station, ski locker, day storage, a massive kitchen/common area big enough for the whole hostel to take part in dinners or games. The kitchen is equipped with everything you’ll need to cook, lots food storage, 5 fridges, 2 deep freezers, 3 cooking areas and 2 sink areas. We have coin operated laundry facilities, 4 fully functioning bathrooms, a safe at the front desk for safe storage.
The hostel has 90 dorm bed and 7 private rooms. We can cater for 1 person or groups of up to 60. All of our staff lives on site and so do 30 plus people who stay the whole 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.