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The Riding Fool Hostel

2705 Dunsmuir | Box 778, Cumberland, British Columbia V0R 1S0, Canada
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  • 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
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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 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!

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Shanghai Region, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 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... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 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!

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 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 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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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 

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Brisbane, Australia
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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 

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Cumberland, Canada
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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!

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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 

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Edmonton, Canada
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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.

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Vancouver, BC
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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 

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