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Hostel Bear

2.0 of 5 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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Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW via mobile

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 review
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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Kitscoty
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

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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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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Edmonton, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Average is the word that describes the Hostel Bear. But you'll get what you pay for. The hostel was ok-priced, given its location close to Rocky Mountains national parks and transcanada highway. It was also possible to do a last moment booking before a sunny September weekend. The amenities are pretty much standard for this type of accommodation - dorm... More 

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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I left my bread for a couple of hours and woman from reception ate it. I recognized my bread on her desk. She had a sandwich with it. I was surprised and sad. Not impressed. Other than that it's a good place but really hot. Needs air con.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I think the first thing anyone considering the Hostel Bear should realise is that this is not a hotel, but this part of the reason why we stayed there. After a road trip of motels & hotels, & restaurants, we wanted to have a couple of days where we could prepare our own food. The kitchen area in the Hostel... 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*
Number of rooms: 30
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