Ski or ride right to the front door! We have the best and most enjoyable place you can stay on the mountain. Our staff is knowledgeable, friendly and are from all over the world. We all live on-site and many guests choose to spend the entire season with us which creates a unique hostel experience unlike any other. Come and join us this season for the fresh turns and the great people at Urban Retreat Hostel.

The Urban Retreat Hostel is a snow lover’s dream! Our hostel is ideally situated in the heart of the Big White village which is 60kms from Kelowna, BC. The hostel has 90 dorm beds and seven private rooms.

We are within walking distance of everything you’ll need including groceries, equipment rentals, pubs, and restaurants. We have a ski-in-ski-out location which provides access to most of Big White’s ski lifts and the terrain park from our backyard in minutes. For a true ski hill experience, The Urban Retreat Hostel is “the place to be.”

Inside you’ll find everything you will need to be comfortable and relaxed. The hostel is in constant evolution constantly being upgraded to make our guests feel at home. We offer a massive TV room with comfy furniture for up to 30 people and a front desk/lobby with knowledgeable staff to help you with whatever it is you need. The whole hostel is filled with original art from paintings to graffiti, stencils and murals. We also have a free internet kiosk and paid wi-fi, a wax station, ski locker, day storage, a massive kitchen/common area big enough for the whole hostel to take part in dinners or games. The kitchen is equipped with everything you’ll need to cook, lots food storage, 5 fridges, 2 deep freezers, 3 cooking areas and 2 sink areas. We have coin operated laundry facilities, 4 fully functioning bathrooms, a safe at the front desk for safe storage.

The hostel has 90 dorm bed and 7 private rooms. We can cater for 1 person or groups of up to 60. All of our staff lives on site and so do 30 plus people who stay the whole season. This makes for a unique hostel experience. This is more than a hostel it’s a family! Come and experience everything The Urban Retreat  Hostel has to offer. We also have the best rates in town.



We have 6 private rooms with a double and single bunk bed as well as a kitchenette, and 1 private room without a kitchenette.

  • All bedding is provided.
  • Lots of space for all of your belongings.
  • Rooms are cleaned daily.


We have shared dorm rooms with 4 to 8 beds. Our dorm rooms are separated into weekly stays and season-long dorm rooms.

  • All of our dorm rooms are mixed gender.
  • Bedding is provided.
  • In room lockers.
  • Communal ski locker available to use for ski/snowboard/gear storage.
  • Rooms are cleaned daily.