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Hostel Bear

1002 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1N6, Canada (Formerly "Bear Country Lodge")
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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La Rochelle, France
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

nice rooms and atmosphere, friendly people and staff. The bed is confortable and the room is clean. Nice view on the montains and good location to go to the city center and its bars and restaurants. I had a good time there.

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Calgary, Canada
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17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The hostel is a nice, friendly and clean hostel. Even though our room facing the railtracks- as soon as you had the windows closed, it wasn´t too bad anymore- obviously if you are planing on staying longer than just a few nights, you should ask for a more quite room. The big down-side though was not only the fact, that... More 

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laois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Excellent. Very clean in all areas. Great lounge area upstairs. Good size beds. Great location and staff very helpful. Would highly recommend it. I stayed here for almost 2 weeks while trying to find work and house. Good wifi and 24 hour reception.

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Edmonton, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

It seems a large number of reviews here complain of noise and commotion. With this being such a large facility and being right beside train tracks....ummm, ya its a bit noisy. Atmosphere is great. Rooms are relatively clean and have an appropriate mountain lodge feel. Interacting with your fellow travellers is encouraged and the group kitchen and hang out areas... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The rooms were cute but we could hear the train and other guests all night. The room wasn't super clean. The girl at the desk was very friendly, and the area of the hostel has restaurants and a liquor store etc. Overall, our group can't really complain.

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Edmonton Alberta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Relatively clean, modern facilities right in Canmore. Close to amenities and shopping. Large sitting area upstairs. Decent kitchen although if the hostel is full you might feel a little cramped. Staff friendly and helpful. Check in and check out was a breeze. Warning: If you are a light sleeper, request to be in a room on the other side of... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you just need to kitchen only, then it's fine. But if you try to sleep, good luck to you. On the night I was there, several people from other room scream and yelling until 3:30am. They even ran and played at the hallway. And the girl worked at the front desk was useless. She didn't bother tell those people... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Keep in mind when booking that this is a Hostel not a hotel. You will have to make your own bed and have a single bed. The rooms are a good size for a hostel and each room has a washroom with a tub, shower combination. The room we stayed in was a bit worn and needed a little sprucing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Stayed at this hostel for a week. The front desk girl (Machela) was the rudest person I've ever come across working in a customer service position. Talks down to guests, is never at the front desk when you need her and would rather be outside smoking then helping the guests. They have vending machines that have one pack of Nerds... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Two nights here in August. Spent roughly $30 a night for a room in an eight bed dorm. Pros: I slept well, no one stole my things, and it was easy to get to Banff by bus. I met a nice Quebecois family in the kitchen, which was the one ray of sunlight from the visit. I also did laundry.... More 

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