Hostel Kelowna, Canada

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Explore the Okanagan helping out with reception and general cleaning at the friendliest hostel!

Connect with international travelers
9 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
6 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with booking systems and payments.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

If you love meeting people from around the world if you are positive, friendly, well-spoken (extra language is an advantage) and organized, feel free to contact us. This can be a great experience for the future. Help needed includes: -Reception (check-in, check-out, phone bookings, making guests feel at home) -Participating in hostel daily activities -Basic cleaning

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  • Intermediate English
  • Between 19 and 40 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers
  • Be from outside Canada

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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14 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 9 Meeting international travelers
  • 6 Practicing English
  • 6 Immersing in the local culture
  • 5 Get in touch with nature
  • 4 Developing social awareness
  • 4 Meeting locals

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 1 5. Gender equality



The people in the hostel were very nice, I had so much with them! There are a lot of freetime opportunities: TV, playstation, guitars, piano, many games... The work hours were perfect for having a lot of free time or time to work in another job. The housekeeping duties didn't felt like "hard work", it was more like cleaning my own home, what I would do anyway. A negative, but important thing I need to say: the sanitary facilities were so old, that the water of the sink in the laundry room and the water in the toilets was floating over several times a month. Needs to be fixed soon!

5 months ago



KIH is not just a hostel. It's a magical place were you make friends for life and live amazing experiences! Ben is a really nice person and staff are very friendly , the hours of work are flexible. The city is so beautiful! You will definitely have lots of fun in Kelowna! Just go :)

11 months ago



I may be young but I feel like I have peaked too soon by staying at this hostel! The host, Ben is an amazing human being who will make you feel welcomed from minute 1. All your potential queries and concerns you can tell him and as he assured from day 1 "We'll figure it out, like we always do". Everything you need is within walking distance and using transit isn't too complicated either. There are loads of fun people visiting and you will be able to connect well if you would like to :) If you are more of an intro-/ambivert and need some time to yourself, then that's fine! Overall, do apply!🌵

about 1 year ago



I had the best month of my life staying at the hostel. From the very first day I arrived I felt welcomed, the guys (both the staff and guests) were extremely kind and helpful, and I feel I made friends with them for life. They certainly feel now like a second family to me, I'm gonna miss the place and the city so much! I'll definitely come back one day. In the meantime, I depart with so many warm and beautiful memories. Thank you all for the experience of a lifetime!

over 1 year ago

Paco replied

Thank you guys for amazing lovely reviews, means alot and of course I apreciate you all far down as Rowan from UK..staff prior that I dont know lol but im sure thier awesome too.

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Outstanding experience. Got to meet incredible staff and travelers from all around the globe. Had lots of experience that I will never forget. The city is great, the hostel is very well located and Ben, the manager is a one of a kind guy. This is really somewhere you feel like you're family. 100% recommended, learned a lot! Missed the place the very day I left.

over 1 year ago

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