We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Riding Fool Hostel

2705 Dunsmuir | Box 778, Cumberland, British Columbia V0R 1S0, Canada
Hotel amenities
The Riding Fool Hostel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
BKinshanghai Shanghai Region, China
Add Photo Write a Review

29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    22
    5
    1
    1
    0
See reviews for
3
12
8
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (7)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (29)
  • Mar-May only
    (7)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (10)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (7)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (5)
All months
Shanghai Region, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
13 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

A great hostel at a fair price! The rooms are clean and bright and the common areas are VERY spacious and welcoming. I was there during the week so there weren't too many guests, but I was told that they often book up completely on weekends - especially during the summer. Walls were a little thin so bring earplugs if... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This hostel was only 400m from all the biking trails which was awesome! We stored our bikes in the storage locker and then rode straight to the trails every day. There is also a hose and bike rack outside to wash your bikes. The hostel staff were very friendly and chatty and gave us great tip on where to eat,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The common area is awesome. Had a great few days here hanging out with the long term residents. Great mountain bike rental shop right downstairs and a super cool clothing shop across the street The wifi was solid too which I found to be rare across the rest of the country! Only downside was that I had a room right... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cumberland, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had a great experience at this hostel! The staff are friendly, the rooms and common areas are tidy and there is plenty of awesome stuff to do in cumberland! I would highly recommend the fool as your accommdation in the comox valley, especially if your looking for a smaller town vibe!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Considering this place has a star from the 2014 Lonely Planet, this place is a mess. I've been to many hostels with worse reviews that deserve that star a lot more. To be fair, I'll list the good and bad. Good: - Very nice and helpful staff - Pool table - Close to nice pub - Security Bad: - Kitchen... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edmonton, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I loved my time here. The hostel has a great atmosphere and a certain charm. It is a great place for mountain bikers. Although I didn't have kids with my I think it would be a fine environment for families too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, BC
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This place is amazing. Lovely old historic building but beautifully renovated inside. The bathrooms were spotless. The kitchen was huge and incredibly well equipped (e.g. there were 4 ways to make coffee alone: a coffee maker, stovetop espresso makers, french press and pour over), a huge common room. The staff was friendly and helpful. And the people I met there... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bellingham, Washington
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed at the hostel for three nights. It is clean, the staff is very friendly, the rooms are nicely appointed, our room was quiet, the beds are comfortable, it has a full kitchen, and it has excellent wi-fi coverage. We enjoyed meeting other mountain bikers who were staying there. The owner is a very friendly and actively supports the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

11 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay