Welcome to the Kelowna International Hostel

You will love our fabulous hostel 

From the moment you arrive, you will feel right at home, enjoying all the great amenities our hostel offers! Please call ahead because we are often fully booked with travelers.  Come and ‘live the dream’ with us!  Guests have said our hostel is the friendliest hostel they’ve ever been to; clean and very welcoming.  They come, they stay and many never want to leave, we often have repeat guests!

“Our mission is to be the cleanest hostel on the planet, in the safest environment possible, with the friendliest staff in the world!”

You will love our hostel and all that we offer…from free coffee & pancakes daily, to the organized activities we provide, you will find yourself loving the atmosphere and friendly vibe of the place.  You will feel totally welcome in your “home away from home” at our bright, funky hostel, where you’ll meet other travelers from around the world and enjoy all the amenities that the hostel and the Okanagan Valley have to offer!  

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Info & Pricing

The Kelowna International Hostel is located one and a half blocks to many of the beautiful beaches in Kelowna.  You will feel totally welcome in your “home away from home” at our bright, funky hostel, where you’ll meet other travelers from around the world.  Guests love the relaxed, cozy atmosphere, as well as the many amenities and services provided. The staff are helpful & friendly and the guests love the free pancake breakfast and coffee every morning.  Everything a traveler could want or need! 


Check Out Our Amenities

Wifi availability
Organized daily, nightly and weekly activities
Free pancakes and coffee every morning
Free pasta night once per week
Two outdoor decks with BBQ area
Guitars, bongo drums, and other instruments
Book Exchange
TV/DVD and free movies in the lounge area
Telephone message service
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Laundry Facilities

Book With Us

Please complete the following to INQUIRE about accommodation. We will reply to you as soon as possible with availability. Once we have replied to your email, indicating availability, you will need to reply and confirm your reservation by providing credit card details to hold your reservation, just as all hostels and hotels require. If you would like immediate attention, you may also call the hostel directly to inquire at 250-763-6024. Thank you! Please note – once you complete this form – it is NOT a confirmed booking at our hostel. It is a request of availability.

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Contact Us

2343 Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T5
(250) 763-6024

About Kelowna


Kelowna is the place to be any time of year! Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley on the shores of Okanagan Lake, Kelowna is British Columbia’s largest inland city.

During the summer, Kelowna offers fantastic beaches, winery and orchard tours, hiking and biking, tons of festivals and events, golf and outdoor recreation, shopping and incredible restaurants and nightlife.  Kelowna is also situated near 3 world-famous ski resorts, known for powder like you’ve never seen before! Whether you’re interested in the beaches, shopping, nature, nightlife or winter fun, the Kelowna International Hostel is at the center of it all.

Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley are famous for excellent weather, nature, outdoor recreation and boasts a 4-season playground for all!  In the summer, you will enjoy the wineries, fruit orchards, beaches, lake activities, hiking, biking and the incredible sunshine!  In the winter, you can find yourself skiing, boarding or snowshoeing at one of the nearby world class winter resorts. Or maybe taking in the incredible dining, restaurants and entertainment.  The Kelowna International Hostel is at the center of it all, just a 2 minute walk to the beaches and shops and a short drive to the winter resorts, wineries and many other amenities!


About Us

The Kelowna International Hostel was built in 1949 by a couple who operated the premises as a place for nurses to stay while working at the nearby hospital.  The premises then turned into a care facility for seniors and after that, into a rooming house.  In 1998, Crystal Flaman purchased the property with a vision to create a funky, cozy hostel painted in bright colors, boasting the most welcoming atmosphere for travelers to enjoy!   Crystal and a great team of staff created her vision over the past 20 years and the Kelowna International Hostel has gained an incredible reputation of a safe, clean, fun place to stay where every traveler is welcomed and leaves feeling like family…

In November 2018, the hostel was purchased by Paco, his wife Karina and their three children, who moved from Mexico City to Kelowna in 2011. Paco and Karina involve themselves in the community when they can and spend much of their time at the soccer fields with their sons or on the lake with fishing poles.

The Kelowna International Hostel is CANADA’S ONLY HAMMOCK HOSTEL where guests can relax and enjoy the hammocks, two outdoor decks, BBQ, guitars and bongo drums and even mini-stereo’s where you can play your own favorite CD or IPOD.  The Kelowna International Hostel is one of Canada’s premier hostels and is everything a hostel should be – clean, bright and funky, not too big – dorm rooms have a maximum of 4 or 6 beds, friendly staff, tons of amenities and services and fabulous atmosphere!