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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 25 Specialty Lodging in Canmore
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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28 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Ontario
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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 Canmore, Alberta

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