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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 #11 of 24 Specialty lodging in Canmore
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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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Ontario
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Negative- Maybe hostels just aren't for me, but I would way rather camp. I don't mind bugs in the tent (I mean you are outdoors..) but bugs in a hostel room grosses me out! And there were quite a few in ours. Upon check in, we were charged an extra 2$ fee for using credit (don't really see why this... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here en route to a ski trip in the mountains, desk lady wasn't incredibly friendly and halfway through cooking our dinner the fire alarm went off and we had to leave the building. After an hour waiting outside the firemen told us that the cause of the false alarm was that people had ripped the smoke detectors out of... More

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No sleep at all. My room is right beside the train track. The room itself lack air circulation and one window is wide open. Other people snore and making much noises. I was woken up around 2am by few people that jux got in..the opening and closing of the door is loud, someones already snoring. even if you get ear... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is good (if you don't mind the noise from the highway and the train) as well as the common areas. Everything else is really average. Cleanliness, staff and so on. The front desk staff is very often not at the front desk which is annoying if you have questions. The rooms would be quite nice, but the beds are... More

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Othis, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 18, 2014 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 July 10, 2014 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 June 28, 2014

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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3 hotel reviews
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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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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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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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