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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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Caglary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in one of the shared dorm rooms. After checking in, I was given a bag of clean bed linen (e.g. pillow cases, mattress cover, etc.) and told to find an available bed in a designated room. There was also a locker available for each bed (bring your own lock though). After claiming the bed, that’s yours for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great! The train is a little loud, bit otherwise everything is perfect. Clean, organized, friendly, gave a towel and bed sheets for my stay. I am satisfied with my stag and I would definitely recommend it for any backpacker or hostel traveller

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed at Hostel Bear a few times each year since it first opened. It went through a period where it was becoming a party hostel and suffered as a result. It's much improved now, attracting travellers who take better care of the place. Hostel Bear is one of the best I've stayed at in terms of everything working the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night in a private 4 bunk room. I didn't like having to make my own bed they give you a bag of linens when you check in. There is also rarely people behind the desk. Otherwise it was nice, clean, super new! Everyone was really friendly and helpful and the room even had air conditioning.... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Free wifi throughout, clean dorm with fresh bedding and friendly staff. This hostel is nice and I would stay here again if in the area. This provided everything that I needed as well as a towel, with exception of a hairdryer as the bathrooms wall mounted one was broken. Love that they have a little book exchange. Stayed a couple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in a dorm room for five days, clean linens provided and showers were adequately clean. Trains can be a little noisy sure, but it's a cheap option in a great location, all you need as a backpacker to go and enjoy the area. Special thanks to Grant for going out of his way to make our stay comfortable by... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed in a private room with five friends for a week. Was pleasantly impressed at this hostel. Grant who worked the night shift was very helpful and took care of anything we needed. We were very thankful for his kindness. The hostel is in a great location short walk to the main part of town. Only negative thing to say... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Idea for the people posting on here complaining about no sheets on bed, loud college students, etc. -- pay more than $30 Canadian and stay somewhere else. It's a hostel. What did you expect? And for what it's worth, I stayed in a downstairs room on a Friday night and didn't hear any loud noise all night. My only negative... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A very well-organized hostel - close to the city center, reservation staff is around from seven in the morning till late in the evening, fridges and a fully equipped, large kitchen are available for guests - everything just worked smoothly, and for one person, the 35 dollars for a night are barely more than the 26 dollars you pay to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This hostel was not a great experience. From the no a/c, no sheets on beds, and no window screen in room all made the one night stay very uncomfortable. Only nice surprise was we stayed in a private room for the six of us and had a full bath in the room.

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