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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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had never stayed in a Hostel before and were a little worried. We shouldn't have been the place and Staff were Great every single moment. Loads of help on places to see and local places to eat. Cant say enough good things

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great stay here. Our room was beautiful, clean and comfortable. The mountain view from our window was gorgeous. The staff were friendly and the kitchen was well-equipped and easy to use. Good location and value for money. It is one of the best hostels I've stayed in. I would definitely recommend.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So I have stayed here twice now. Both times the A/C hasn't worked and had to keep the window open to cool us. This normally doesn't bother me too much but the train tracks are right next to the hostel with frequent, very long trains. Other then that the place is cheap, bathrooms have been clean and I like the... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I stayed at the Hostel Bear in Canmore AB twice in the last two weeks, once on a Saturday and once on a Sunday. One trip was with a backpacking buddy in a shared dorm and the other was with my girlfriend in a private room. Canmore and Banff can be very expensive areas to visit, particularly on the weekends,... More 

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