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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   1002 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1N6, Canada (Formerly "Bear Country Lodge")
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Ranked #10 of 20 Specialty lodging in Canmore
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Othis, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hot rooms. Staff was nice. Weird that bathroom didnt have a lock. 10 minute walk from downtown. Nice big kitchen to cook your meals at. Hostel seemed nicer looking at the name, than it actually was. But it was a good&cheap place to stay at when visiting Canmore and recommend others to do that.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel has a great common area, but the rooms were tiny, the top bunks dangerous (splinters and danger of falling), the key cards weren't working, we couldn't use their PC, the reading lights weren't working... cleanliness was average. Noisy as it is located between highway 1a and the train line. Not coming back for 35$!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Hostel's all over the world and by far the Hostel Bear in Canmore Alberta is the best! The staff and the guests are all amazing..very clean and tidy plus the location is perfect! I love this place and will return again and again

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yesterday was my food is gone in the fridge. My food is was abandoned into the trash. (Milk, orange juice, eggs, cheese, Cola) because don't written the check-out date. so I again buy shopping and wrote check-out date. but in the morning my new products was abandoned. (breads. mayonnaise. Ketchup. olive oil. Peanut butter, corn flakes) staff said looking for... More

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Lethbridge, Alberta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stayed here for one night on my way through from BC to Alberta and found it pleasant. Nice log decor, black leather couches in common room, key card access to rooms, full ensuite bathrooms with a shower/tub in each room, and decently sized kitchen and eating area with lots of fridge space, and helpful staff. Oh, and the internet was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Decent value for the cost.. Staff are helpful, lots of potential for better service with more help.. A great location to explore the national and provincial parks in the area. The county parks have the best amenities and access to wildlife.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Hostel Bear has hosted some of the best memories I have of all my climbing trips to the mountains. I will always gladly return here. There is so much climbing and disc golf in the area and this spot makes for a very affordable and entertaining place to stay. Meet new people every time.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Booked a private room for one night. Good location, nice vibe to the hostel. Reasonably clean, awesome firm beds - some reviews mention the train tracks directly behind the hostel but I didn't find this a problem at all, my sleep was not interrupted. Only complaint would be that after we finished breakfast about 10 minutes before check-out, we returned... More

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niagara falls
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I happened to stumble upon this beautiful hostel on September 1 , 2013. I had several hospital appointments scheduled so this location was perfect. I was greeted as soon as I walked through the front door by a young lady with a wonderful smile who introduced herself as ( Regina ). I told her that I was in need of... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

What a great place to stay! .... central to the town of Canmore with a spacious clean kitchen. There are really comfy couches upstairs, in the lounge/games room, beside a gas fire. Actually the room I had also had a lovely fireplace that was really cosy after a day out in -30. The heating is essential in the winter months... More

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Address: 1002 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1N6, Canada (Formerly "Bear Country Lodge")
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Bear 2*
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Hostel Bear Hotel Canmore
Hostel Bear Canmore, Alberta

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
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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 
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