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Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the hostel a few nights and I loved it. Carmen I think her name was, was especially great. She made me feel very welcome, and the sheets were well folded and clean! Thanks Hostel Bear, I'll definitely be making another appearance at your hostel soon!

Thank henryylu91
Canmore, Canada
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Hostel features the wonderful mountain decor, found throughout Canmore, lots of exposed wood and stone. The amenities were very good; with nice small dorms with ensuite, a large fire lit lounge with a view, linens etc. What really made this hostel stand out was the host Grant. He was so welcoming, remembering me from a previous visit and what I...

2Thank teamgeorgeCanada
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

It is a cheap hostel, so you get a basic service, the common areas are not bad, a little be dark in the first floor. But you have a big kitchen, clean washroom and comfortable bed. It is 5 min walking to the downtown.

2Thank Paula L
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Stayed over as I was driving and the weather did not cooperate, and hotels were full. It was what you would expect of a hostel, shared accommodation!. It was bit noisy when the trains went past, if yo stay here try to ask for a room towards the north(street) instead of back.

2Thank Sh_K_B276
Reviewed 18 November 2015

I visit this Hostel with a group of friends. We all slept in the same room. There was enough room for 6 people. We split the bill. The room was clean, the common areas like the kitchen and dinning room are big and rarely crowded. In the second floor there is a pool table, some couches and TV's. The hostel...

2Thank Guillermo G
Ostersund, Sweden
Reviewed 13 November 2015

loved the guy with purple hair, next time we'll bring you lollies from Sweden! Nice hostel, very organized. helpful staff. quite cheap. good location. and what a place canmore is <3 loved it! We'll be back :)

1Thank Sanna J
Royal Oak, Michigan
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Overall nice hostel, with clean facilities and common areas. The heat was turned on a lot, which made the air really dry. Staff was nice and friendly. We only stayed here for one night. Location is pretty central in Canmore.

Thank blairo481
Reviewed 20 September 2015

My husband and I stayed in a large room which would sleep 6. We wanted some room after travelling for 2 weeks. Own bathroom, coin laundry just down the hall. Yes, it is next to the rail on one side and road on the other, but so are many of the expensive hotels in this area. I used ear plugs...

2Thank lindamJ7213XC
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2015

I stayed in one of the dorm rooms at the Hostel Bear for two nights. I really enjoyed my stay here - the price was very good and the hostel is located close to the centre of Canmore (5-10mins walk). All of the staff were so friendly and really did everything they could to make me feel welcome. The dorm...

Thank Fiona A
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Nice clean rooms with one of the cleanest bathrooms ive used in a hostel, reasonably new. Everything is what you would expect for a hostel, staff are nice and welcoming. Location isnt as close to town as i hoped but is nothing to complain about.

1Thank nosyt92

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Canmore’s newest hostel! Conveniently located one block from downtown Canmore. The Hostel Bear sleeps 170 guests. The spacious dorm rooms sleep 4-10 guests, with privacy curtains and night lights on each bunk, in addition each room has its own an en suite. Private rooms are also available. Amenities include large fully equipped kitchen, free wireless access and a large common lounge. Our friendly, helpful staff are here 24 hours a day to ensure your stay exceeds expectations! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Bear

Address: 1002 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1N6, Canada (Formerly "Bear Country Lodge")
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Price Range: $38 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Bear 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Try to avoid a room to at the back of the hostel due to the train passing by.”
travlerbutterfly, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose a private room; they are spacious and beautiful!”
BrittanysTravels, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose different Lodgings.”
gmbtfm, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The train runs right behind the hotel, if you are light sleeper get a room in the front of the building or buy ear plugs.”
dannyt652, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If you a very light sleeper bring ear plugs or hope to get a front facing room.”
PeterWat19, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
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