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HI - Shuswap Lake

229 Trans-Canada Highway, Squilax, Shuswap Lake, V0E 1M1, Canada

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Overall Rating 66%

From 3 Reviews

Hostel rating (3)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 77%
Cleanliness 54%
Location 69%
Security 63%
Service 71%
Comfort 63%
Green rating 89%

You can sleep in a real Caboose! The hostel dorm rooms are in traincars, located on the shores of Shuswap Lakes & at the base of Squilax Mtn

  • Private
    From €31.49
10 or more people?
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Welcome to our hostel

Located in the historic Squilax General Store, the HI-Shuswap Lake Hostel sits on the shores of Shuswap Lake, one of BC's most popular summer vacation destinations for swimming, canoeing, ziplining, segway tours, whitewater rafting and hiking. Situated halfway between Banff and Vancouver, the hostel is in an ideal location for a stopover. We are in a wilderness setting but have hot running water, as well as a campfire pit and a native style sauna. The hostel dorm rooms are in three converted Canadian National Cabooses (rail cars). The private rooms are in the main building., As we are located directly on the lake, there is a wharf and free use of our canoe, as well as free use of a hiking self guided kit (daypack, binoculars, plant, bird and mammal guide books). A short walk or canoe ride through the forest will take you to a beaver's lodge (yes, the real animal!). Local events include rodeos, music festivals, Pow Wows (native drumming and dance competitions), and the Adam's River Salmon Spawning run. Organic grocery store on site. Tenting also available. Hostel pets on site. Hostel check-in is in the General Store. Ring doorbell on store door.
IF ARRIVING BY GREYHOUND BUS, PLEASE EMAIL US, AS GREYHOUND ROUTING HAS CHANGED

Prices

Prices are members' prices

  • Available
  • Limited
  • Unavailable

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

  • Available
  • Limited
  • Unavailable

Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 12 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Limited payment options apply at hostel check-in
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Sauna
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports Equipment Storage - Golf
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01/04/2016 to 30/11/2016

Reception:
From 17:00 to 22:00
From 08:00 to 10:00
Check-in:
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (250) 675-2977

shuswap@hihostels.ca

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Whitewater rafting (3 to 5km)
  • Canoeing at hostel (At or next to the hostel)
  • Sockeye Salmon Spawning (3 to 5km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Übernachten im Eisenbahnwaggon war urig und quietschende Türen zur Toilette und den Schließfächern gehören dazu. Schöne Lage direkt am See mit Kanus zum Ausleihen und Feuerplatz.

73%

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Barbara,

Tue 29 Sep 2015

Eco-friendly hostel is different, and the dolor was good. But the wifi never did back in the third naeteum dollars. I hope if the train is more comfortable interior space.

77%

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sun hye,

Tue 21 Jul 2015

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (5 to 10km)
  • National / State Park (3 to 5km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (2 to 3km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Bus
Greyhound buses to the town of Chase - 10km from hostel. Email hostel as we may be able to arrange pick up - BUT only if pre-arranged.
Taxi
$25.00 one way from the Chase Greyhound. 250 679-8884
Alternate Transport
Right on Highway #1, halfway between Vancouver and Banff. We are 65km east of Kamloops; 10km east of Chase; 45km west of Salmon Arm or 8km west of Sorrento. See photo of store. The hostel office is in Squilax store., Plenty of parking available on site. Please use store parking to check in. Once you are registered, hostel staff will let you know where to park.
Car
Parking is available on site
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning

Energy

  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Energy efficiency appliances
  • Double-glazing windows

People

  • Working with local community
  • Educational programs

Waste

  • Recycling areas
  • Composting
  • Growing own vegetables
  • Fairtrade food served
  • Organic food served
  • Local and seasonal food

Water

  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps
  • Water savers in toilet
  • Water-wise garden

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