Samesun Kelowna
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Samesun Kelowna

245 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6C2 Canada
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All our private rooms have cable television and air conditioning.
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kitchen
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4.0
#1 of 3 hostels in Kelowna
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
Whether its hiking, boating, a day in wine country or a stop off to ski country, Samesun is perfectly situated for your Kelowna visit. Located close to the beach and two blocks from downtown, it’s easy to explore this scenic area. In winter there are buses to the ski hills or it's a quick trip to a snowy hike in the hills. After a day of activity, you can return to our spacious hostel to hang out, relax and make new friends. We have a TV room, lounge with pool and foosball tables, a garden patio, and a huge kitchen to help make your stay a comfortable one. Our friendly staff will be happy to help answer questions or guide visitors to any one of the many activities available in Kelowna. There are an abundance of restaurants, pubs, breweries and clubs close to the hostel to suit all appetites.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Modern

Location

245 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6C2 Canada
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 91 out of 100
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Kelowna Airport
Penticton Airport
29.3 mi
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maddydloewen wrote a review Mar 2020
Ottawa County, Michigan
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place was great! Definitely going back there again when I hit up BC. The staff are all friendly, the place is clean, and the facilities are great. There is plenty of space to make food and there is free breakfast in the mornings. 11/10
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from KelownaSameSun, Manager at Samesun Kelowna
Responded 27 Mar 2020
BC is beautiful in the summer, definitely come see us again. Okanagan lake is great for paddle boarding and beaches!
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742luke wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean simple rooms. Lockers large enough to put your whole backpack in. bring your own lock or buy one there. clean bathrooms with hot showers and super friendly helpfull staff. Large kitchen with all the basic utensils.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from KelownaSameSun, Manager at Samesun Kelowna
Responded 27 Mar 2020
We are so glad you had a great stay with us! Come see us again in the summer, our large kitchen is great for guest potlucks and parties.
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tristentom wrote a review Feb 2020
Trail, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly staff, free breakfast and clean/secure spaces. What more could you want for $28-$60 a night! Plus there is towel service and plenty of space to hangout. Want to go out? Its a short walk to pubs and activities or if your feeling a bit lazy, even shorter bus ride! Deffinitely recommend this place if you need a place to stay!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Bring a lock, you should always have one when you travel anyways!
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Response from KelownaSameSun, Manager at Samesun Kelowna
Responded 24 Feb 2020
We are so glad you enjoyed our downtown location! Come back and see us in the summer and we are right beside the beach as well :)
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Leon wrote a review Sept 2020
Vancouver, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From reception to maintenance personell, everyone here is super helpful and friendly. Best weekend away Ive had in a while. Amazing outdoor patio and good vibes.

The beer fridge outside the kitchen is a great idea.

And even in corona times this place does not lack the social aspect of hostels. Lots of good people around and always a good conversation.

Check it out.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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florence plastino wrote a review Sept 2021
Vancouver, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
we were there for 2 nights , we enjoyed the big kitchen well equiped and the super nice outside patio to drink coffe in the morning. Bed were comfortable, it was clean and staff was great and welcoming . we were on the private room with washroom and it was just enough for us .
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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cjudd1 wrote a review Mar 2020
Nelson, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything was great. Rooms and bathrooms were all clean. Good free breakfast options. Close to downtown. Affordable dorms or private rooms. Good range of activities for visitors. Friendly and helpful staff
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from KelownaSameSun, Manager at Samesun Kelowna
Responded 20 Mar 2020
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and all of the things that our city has to offer. We hope to see you again some day and wish you safe travels!
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rhildebrand2020 wrote a review Feb 2020
2.0 of 5 bubbles
There are nicer hotels for the same price. The room wasn't very clean, the shower especially, I cleaned it myself before using it. It's quite noisy as well, you can here people walking and opening doors quite easily. Breakfast hours were inconvienent for me, doesn't start till 730.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Stay at a hotel instead.
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Response from KelownaSameSun, Manager at Samesun Kelowna
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Thank you for your comments. Our housekeeping team work hard to maintain a clean and tidy property. We're sorry to hear that you did not have the chance to enjoy our complimentary breakfast. Samesun Management
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traveltime111 wrote a review Sept 2021
San Diego, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Samesun is a large, modern hostel in Kelowna. It's very spacious and clean with nice beds and decor.
My room was quiet, comfortable and the property was close to my appointments. There's a huge kitchen. They keep the place clean and well supplied.

Best hostel in Kelowna.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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dylen w wrote a review Dec 2014
1.0 of 5 bubbles
-This place is diacusting
-its all bums there
-the people smell bad
-they all are junkies
-there was needles everywhere
-the rooms had dirty condoms on bed
-all in all it was the worst experience of my life.
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Date of stay: December 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Mark G, Manager at Samesun Kelowna
Responded 5 Jan 2015
Hi Dylen! It's truly unfortunate and offensive that you feel the need to leave us such a ridiculously false review! We have looked back into our system to find your time with us and address the situation, but it seems you never even stayed with us Dylen? As for the complaint about our home being 'diacusting', full of junkies and people smelling bad, this doesn't sound like our establishment at ALL. It seems you might have us mixed up with the Mission homeless shelter. As for the horrible situation of needles and condoms everywhere, we have NEVER had any situations like this, EVER. It is offensive to even read such a false statement. Considering you were never a guest with us, you are completely mistaken and lying about your comments of Samesun. It is recommended and greatly appreciated that you remove your false accusations immediately! Safe travels and well wishes, Samesun Kelowna Staff.
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Kalanxoe wrote a review Jul 2013
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I was at Kelowna Samesun with my boyfriend, we had a private room with bathroom, and well, we couldn't sleep because there were teenagers shouting and rioting the whole night long. I'm not sure if there were holidays or what, but the place was full of drunk teenagers. So, if you go for the fun and the alcohol go there. If you want to sleep during the night, don't. On the other hand, staff was nice enough not to charge the second night we had booked, since after the terrible experience we moved somewhere else.
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Date of stay: October 2012
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from petegas78
Vancouver, Canada31 contributions13 helpful votes
Hello. There are hostels in both Vancouver and Kelowna. It sounds like you booked the Vancouver hostel, which is accessible via Skytrain from YVR Airport.
Answer from KipHT
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Hi Claude, Our 8 share dorms will be $32.50 per night, plus tax, and our 4 share dorms will be $34.50 per night, plus tax. We will also have a weekly rate available, and although the price hasn't been set yet, I would expect it will cost around $175 per week. We look forward to having you as a guest again! :) Cheers, Mark
tristentom wrote a tip Feb 2020
Trail, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring a lock, you should always have one when you travel anyways!"
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rhildebrand2020 wrote a tip Feb 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay at a hotel instead."
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Ariah P wrote a tip Dec 2019
Kelowna, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Leave the window open, building gets verry dry during the winter months"
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Okanagan Sailor wrote a tip Dec 2019
Osoyoos, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Other than that and having to buy my own lock for the locker $2 at a dollar store vs $8 at the front desk, it was quite semi-perfect."
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m_clark02 wrote a tip Dec 2019
omak2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"keep a window cracked!"
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PRICE RANGE
£74 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaOkanagan ValleyKelownaCentral City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about Samesun Kelowna
Which popular attractions are close to Samesun Kelowna?
Nearby attractions include Okanagan Lake (0.2 miles), City Park (0.2 miles), and Downtown Marina Kelowna (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Samesun Kelowna?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Samesun Kelowna?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Samesun Kelowna?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Samesun Kelowna?
Conveniently located restaurants include Antico Pizza Napoletana, Cantina Del Centro Kelowna, and Bai Tong Thai Food Restaurant.
Is Samesun Kelowna located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Kelowna.
Are there any historical sites close to Samesun Kelowna?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Father Pandosy Mission (2.7 miles) and Kelowna Cenotaph (0.1 miles).
Is Samesun Kelowna accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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