ROSSLAND, B.C. — Red Mountain Ventures has partnered with Columbia Basin Trust to open a modern hostel at the base of Red Mountain Resort. The two companies broke ground on the project — dubbed Nowhere Special — in April and plan to welcome their first guests on Dec. 18, 2018.
“The modern hostel movement has established itself as the ‘go to’ place for the younger generations and is dramatically different from the youth hostels we stayed in as young adults,” explains Howard Katkov, CEO of Red Mountain Ventures. “It is important to keep [the resort] accessible for all and Nowhere Special will provide a great option for those who are on a budget when determining where to stay on their visit. Further, we’ve made sure our approach and design to Nowhere Special makes it one of the coolest places to stay.”
The 11,000-sq.-ft. hostel will accommodate up to 82 guest and feature a variety of floor plans catering to different needs for privacy and price. A typical room will sleep four and share an ensuite bathroom with up to eight individuals.
Operating under the mantra “everything you need and nothing you don’t,” Nowhere Special will offer amenities such as indoor bike and ski storage, a tech-friendly lounge, an outdoor fire pit with two gas grills and a community kitchen.