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“riverside getaway” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Samesun Kelowna

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Samesun Kelowna
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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“riverside getaway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Close to the beach and downtown shops and bars. Artwork decorating the hostel is distinctive and welcoming. Lots of Aussies! Popular stopping point from Vancouver for tour groups on the way to Alberta. Supermarket a few blocks away. Bus station is a little way out of town and requires a local bus transfer. Pickup from the airport. Good kitchen/table tennis/laundry/tv room. Hostel dinner some nights.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

This was a decent hostel, nothing special though the big kitchen was pretty nice. Good location basically across the street from the town centre. They had free parking. Room was slightly small, though with only 3 people, none with big backpacks or suitcases, in a 6-bed room it was perfectly manageable. The girls' showers/toilets were out of order when we visited which was too bad when you have to get up in the middle of the night to go for a wee, but otherwise everything was fine.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Spent a week here and loved it, the place has a great vibe for people travelling alone or with company. Staff especially James, and Max were awesome. Very helpful front desk and plans each night for activists. The facilities are great with a spa, alfresco area and comfy couches in the theatre room.(which also has Netflix) Wifi was terrible, however the kitchen has everything you need. There's a car park handy for people with a vehicle, and close enough to all the action of Kelowna with Bars, beaches and shops all a 5 minute walk away! Recommend staying here!

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Lovely tidy rooms but a little bit cramped especially with each guest having either a large pack or suitcase and not many places to put them. Friendly and organised staff and the guests that were already there made us feel welcome. Walking distance to shops and bars.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Fort St. John, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Overall, I found very good value in service, cleanliness, and price. The personnel was fairly quick to respond. I would rate the Same Sun youth hostel a ****. I also liked the special lunch/dinner events offered there or around town.

Room Tip: Preferably, book a dorm bed during the low-travelling season (September 4th.-April 1st.). The prices...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Positive: Staff were friendly. They helped us with what we needed. The hostel is in a good location. Most important places in the city are within a few minutes from the hotel.

Negative: Not very clean, rooms are dingy.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Giant beach/park across the road/hwy and next to downtown, has wifi and a social/recreation room to meet other travelers, very clean, Giant beach/park across the road/hwy and next to downtown, has wifi and a social/recreation room to meet other travelers, very clean

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Samesun Kelowna

Property: Samesun Kelowna
Address: 245 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6C2, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Kelowna > Central City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Kelowna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Samesun Kelowna 2*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Large 3 floor hostel situated right downtown minutes from the beach. Freshly renovated with all the amenities you expect in a hostel - bunk beds, lockers in every room, AC in every room, personal reading lamp and power outlets by each bed to charge your devices. Upgraded WiFi to let you upload your photos and keep in touch with your family. Popular among international travelers looking for budget accommodation and looking to meet new friends - we're a very social establishment. Most rooms are mixed gender, with a small number of female-only rooms. Private rooms with/without washrooms are also available - but quickly sell out. All guests must be over 19 and have their own credit card. We cannot accommodate any children or pets. ... more   less 
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