Almost time to go to Kelowna!

We hope you are excited to go to Kelowna, because we are! Here is a small update on the Kelowna trip for you about some practical things.

In a bit more than a week we are starting our adventure to Kelowna! We booked rooms with 2 queen size beds in a beautiful motel. This means you are going to share your room with 3 other people. We even arranged a kitchen in one of the rooms, so we can cook as well. In this way, you can save some money, which you can use for all the activities in Kelowna! Do not forget to take your swimsuit with you, if you would like to take a swim in the hotel’s indoor swimming pool. This is a great way to relax after an exhausting and fun day at the Big White or any other activity that you did on Saturday. For the ones who do not have any internet subscription, the hotel has free Wi-Fi available for all guests.

There are shuttle busses going from the city of Kelowna to the Big White, so that is at least one worry less. A round trip on this shuttle bus only costs $25. There are also other attractions near by the hotel. If you really want to go shopping, you can go to Willow park shopping centre, which is only a 13 minute walk from the hotel. A bit further, you can also find the Orchard Park Shopping Centre. Next to this shopping centre is Mission Creek Regional Park, which is a nice park close to the hotel. However, you can also take one of the beautiful hiking trails a bit further away from the hotel, such as Mill Creek Regional Park, Crawford Falls or Knox Mountain Park. They are all easy to reach. However, it takes a bit longer to get there by bus. All of them are great hiking trails and really worth your time. Of course, you can also take the bus to go to Lake Okanagan or to go to one of the wineries in the city centre.

Still interested, but have not signed up yet? No worries! There are still a few spots left, so sign up as soon as possible!


INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-


Smart Saver Vancouver

You’ve just arrived in Vancouver and don’t know where to stay, or maybe you’re visiting Vancouver for the weekend, or perhaps you live just outside of Vancouver and want to spend a night out on the town or at the beach without having to worry about an expensive cab ride home. So.,  HI’s Vancouver hostels are a great solution to your travelling woes!

Hotels in downtown Vancouver will cost you an arm and a leg, and lack the culture and atmospheres that youth hostels offer.  Hostelling International is great because they have three awesome locations in Vancouver.

HI- Vancouver Central
Central is in the name, because that is exactly what it is! This location cannot get any better for those of you who want to be in the midst of it all.  It is located on Granville Street and just steps away from bars, clubs, restaurants, shopping, as well as public transit.

Not only is the location great, but there are a bunch of extras included when you stay here. This hostel offers a free breakfast and free Wi-Fi throughout the entire building.  What’s more fitting for Smart Saver than a free breakfast??

The HI- Vancouver Central is the perfect location for city dwellers to bask in everything Vancouver has to offer! You get a place to stay for great prices without compromising on security or cleanliness, but maximizing on socializing and a fun community feel.

If you are interested in more of what HI – Vancouver Central has to offer you can check them out here

HI – Vancouver Downtown

The second Hostelling International location in Vancouver sits in the beautiful West End, where you get that neighborhood feeling, with tree-lined streets, safety and parks while being just blocks away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  HI – Vancouver Downtown is just one block away from vibrant Davie Street where there are endless amounts of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars to suit your every need.

This location also offers a FREE breakfast buffet and free Wi-Fi access throughout.  Again there is a great community feel where you can hang out and meet new people in several of their common areas, games room, library and of course the large kitchen!

If you feel West End living is more your style, click here to find out more on HI- Vancouver Downtown

HI-Vancouver Jericho Beach

Summer is just around the corner therefore; there is no better place to be in Vancouver than at the beach!  It’s pretty awesome that Hostelling International has a location right at Jericho beach, which sits just 20 minutes away from downtown and 10 minutes away from the beautiful UBC campus.

This is a great option if you want to experience the Vancouver beach scene, and city life all at one go. HI – Vancouver Jericho Beach is not only surrounded by sandy beaches, but parkland, stunning downtown and mountain views are all at your doorstep!

This hostel has an onsite restaurant run by the North Shore Culinary School, if you are looking for a delicious meal.  And, of course there is a large self-serve kitchen if you do not feel like spoiling yourself with a professionally prepared meal every day.

This hostel is the only beach retreat hostel in all of Vancouver, so it really is a unique and one of a kind opportunity to stay in.  If you would like more information about this specific location, you can find all of it here on their website.



INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149