Hostel Kelowna, Canada

13 reviews13

Explore the Okanagan helping out with general repairing and painting at the friendliest hostel!

Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
8 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
5 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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 dinner, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
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.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
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: -Painting and repairing Please tell us a little about yourself!

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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13 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

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

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 1 5. Gender equality



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 :)

3 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!🌵

5 months 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!

9 months ago

Ben 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.

11 months ago



I didn't have this experience. The host accepted the application but doesn't have any dates for me. I've tried to talk to worldpackers support but I didn't received any answer.

3 months ago

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