The Riding Fool Hostel remains committed to providing quality accommodation to the independent traveller in a fun, safe and social environment.  This has always been our mission statement and it rings true today more than ever.  In order to achieve this in today’s world, we are staying current and adhering to guidelines published by the Provincial Government and BC Centre for Disease Control.  More information on industry guidelines can be found here. Staff are following all protocols.

Guest Experience

Signage is posted at the front door letting guests know that masks are mandatory and that anyone exhibiting Covid 19 symptoms should not enter.  There is also signage inside reminding everyone to physically distance and hand wash frequently.  Signage has also been posted outside the office and kitchen indicating the maximum number of people in those areas.

Private accommodation only.

Hand sanitizing stations are strategically located throughout the building in all common areas.  Please take advantage of these as well as handwash opportunities in the kitchen and bathrooms.

Labelled spray bottles containing the disinfectant Oxygenic have been placed in shared areas so guests can re-sanitize hard surfaces should they desire.

The kitchen has a maximum number of 3 people and a sanitation sink managed by staff has been added to sanitize dishes after they have been washed and rinsed.

No unregistered guests are permitted at this time.


We use a product called Oxygenic which is a fully biodegradable peroxide-based cleaner with a Drug Identification Number (DIN#) and viricidal claim of 99.9% efficacy.  All hard surfaces and high touch points in rooms are cleaned and sanitized prior to check in.  This same product is also used on floors.  High touch point areas throughout the building have been identified and are cleaned multiple times daily with this product. 

Pre-Arrival Screening COVID 19

We have put together a list of questions for guests to answer prior to arrival:

1. Do you have any Covid 19 related symptoms?

2. Have you travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days? 

3. Are you the subject of provincial/territorial or local public health order? Note: this is typically a quarantine order issued to a person who has tested positive or is presumed positive to COVID-19.

If you have answered yes to any of these questions or are generally unwell, please cancel and rebook when appropriate.  Thank you for helping keep our staff, guests and community safe and healthy.

In this Together

We are proud of how staff and guests have responded to the challenges presented by COVID-19.

We hope you enjoy your stay with us! 


Riding Fool Hostel