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The Riding Fool Hostel

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Burnaby, Canada
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Super friendly staff. Really clean and an awesome old building full of character. Downside is that because it's so old noise carries so it can be a bit loud. We stayed in room 8 which is a family room with our daughter. It was fine but it was right next to the smoking area which meant we couldn't sleep with...

Thank czeschky
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Second time my boyfriend and i stayed here and we love it! Right next to the trails, amazing staff, clean and a safe place to store our bikes. It was my boyfriends birthday the day after we arrived, late at night, so they helped me by allowing the cake company to come and deliver it that day and arrange to...

Thank 923amy
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Our two night stay alone in a three bed room (two seniors wanting 2 lower bunks) was very comfortable. Clean single bathrooms with tubs and showers were great. Very spacious living/dining areas and a well stocked tidy kitchen made our stay very pleasant. A plus was the opportunity to wash and dry clothes and we saw great bike storage was...

Thank 236dee
Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Arrived August 6th 2016 and the first thing I noticed was 6 mud covered mountain bikers standing near the entrance who obviously had a great day. Check in was smooth, room and overall common area was great. Huge kitchen with a large commercial style fridge, free pool and hostel guitar was an added bonus. (I played and tuned it for...

Thank Brad Z
Medicine Hat, Canada
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I should have brought my mountain bike on this road trip to the island. This is an amazing little hostel. It is outside Courtenany/Comox. Great relaxation spot. Cool people! The hostel has an amazing kitchen, new BBQ. It has a fantastic feel to it.

Thank Alfred K
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

The hostel itself is good and clean with a huge common area off the kitchen. The drawback of this massive room is the high ceilings combined with hardwood floors and not much to dampen the sound. This causes a lot of extra noise if people are stomping around and/or talking loudly (as the are tonight). Room #1 (Private room) is...

Thank gl0bellevillager
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I couldn't agree more with the other positive reviews, the hostel was clean, friendly, well-equipped and a lovely space. Incredible value for money. The beds in the dorm are large and really comfortable, and the bathrooms are the best I've ever come across in a hostel. It was bright, airy and had real charm and character - much like Cumberland...

1Thank sphinkxz
Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 24 July 2015

exceptionally clean, spacious hostel, quality linens and bedding with well equipped kitchen and living common areas. The staff were very friendly, and well informed of the area. The town has everything you need in walking distance. We will definitely be back again!

1Thank Ferdinand B
Shanghai Region, China
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Super nice hostel. Clean bathrooms. Huge kitchen and common areas. Single,family, or multi person bunk rooms. Definitely the perfect base to bike Cumberland. Their staff was crazy friendly. The local trail system is huge and easily confusing for first timers. We used Island Mountain Rides for guides and Dodge City Cycles for sweet bikes. We've ridden around the world and...

1Thank BKinshanghai
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Truly one of the best hostels we've ever been to, and we've seen a lot of hostels in very different countries. The Riding Fool is awesome: clean rooms, clean bathrooms, clean and spacious kitchen, large common area with pool table and a wood stove! Very friendly and helpfull staff! Unbeatable prices!

1Thank sparco_m

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in historic downtown Cumberland, this Tourism BC Approved Accommodation occupies an 1895 heritage building which served as the village hardware store prior to being tastefully restored & converted into a 30 bed hostel. Cumberland has become home to those seeking a slower pace, the arts and unparalleled access to recreation resulting in a vibrant, youthful mountain valley culture. The Riding Fool is at the trail head of world class mountain bike trails and a quick drive to Mt. Washington Alpine Resort, Forbidden Plateau Recreation Area, Strathcona Provincial Park, Comox Lake, kayaking, scuba, rock climbing, hiking & more! If you enjoy a more relaxed travel experience rich with recreational opportunities and steeped in history you will most certainly enjoy the Village of Cumberland and the Riding Fool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Riding Fool Hostel

Address: 2705 Dunsmuir, Cumberland, British Columbia V0R 1S0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Comox Valley > Cumberland
Price Range: $28 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Riding Fool Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Don't go for room 8 in summer if smoke/noise bothers you!”
czeschky, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“for couples pay the extra $10 for the bigger room”
923amy, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Private and semi-private rooms available.”
236dee, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Personal rooms facing south are clean and very bright, but catch some noise from the bar on the corner.”
585davidq, 29 May 2015 | Read review
“Dorm rooms are spacious, clean and have lots of storage space for us travellers”
mitchyo779, 23 Mar 2015 | Read review
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