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Dancing Bear Inn

171 Baker St., Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4H1, Canada
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Fernie, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The moment you walk into the hostel it warms the cockles of your heart. Walk down the stairs to a modern and clean kitchen, with a cozy seating area that opens out onto an outdoor patio. The rooms are comforting and relaxing. I highly recommend experiencing this vibrant and well located hostel.

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The friendly manager and female staff are terrific, upbeat, very welcoming and assist you whenever needed. Hallowe'en was great, costume decorations and pumpkins. Very relaxing stay 5 nights of peace and quiet. Convenient location to beautiful Nelson and mountain valleys, scenery is Rockie mountain awesome, very little commercialisation in the midst of nature and animals to see.

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Kiel, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The best hostel I've been to thus far. Very clean rooms with nice furniture, a lot of wood. The common areas are nicely equipped, the staff is friendly and the overall atmosphere appealing. I definitely recommend this place if you look for an above-average hostel for very fair prices.

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DancingBearInn, General Manager at Dancing Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely words!! We are so glad you have enjoyed your time with us! Come back anytime!! More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I stayed at the Dancing Bear Inn with 3 of my friends. I stayed in a private room with one of my friends. Everything about this hostel was perfect. It was in a great location, the hostel rooms, common area, kitchen and bathrooms were clean, airy and pleasant. Customer service was also great. I would most definitely stay here again... More 

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DancingBearInn, General Manager at Dancing Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely words! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here! More 

Costa Mesa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I stayed here before and after Shambhala 2015. The beds are super comfortable whether in dorm or private. I liked that they have lockers in the dorm rooms where you can store your personal belongings. Just bring your own luck (obviously!). Front desk was really friendly and easily accommodated a change to my reservation. Dancing bear also attracts a truly... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great place to stay in Nelson. Perfect central location, really friendly staff, very clean. We were in a private double. The shared kitchen is pretty small but still very usable and so good to be able to save some money and make your own food.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Dancing Bear had one of the best private hostel rooms I've stayed in. And the best kitchen I've seen in a hostel. Everything is new and clean, with loads of space in the fridge and kitchen for food. There's a decent size common area in the lobby and in the kitchen to meet people, but it's definitely not somewhere I'd... More 

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Homer, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had hoped to stay at the hostel for 3 nights this week but after a really interrupted nights sleep we moved on. The hostel is clean and well set up and great friendly staff and we have stayed in lots of hostels before and this one is certainly cleaner and brighter than many with comfy beds and nice bedding!... More 

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Everett, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Three of us stayed in a private room on the main floor which was more than adequate for our pre-trip excursion to Whitewater Ski Area and then on to Ymir Lodge for a week of backcountry skiing. The kitchen downstairs is great for cooking you own meals, although fridge space can be sparse (at least during our visit). Excellent staff... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

we stayed here for one night while in Nelson heading into Kokanee Glacier. The staff were nice and helpful. The location is great, walking distance to food, breakfast at the Best Western next door was convenient. Since its a hostel the bathrooms and showers are shared. You could hear people in the hallways at night. Ok for one or two... More 

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