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Bear on the Lake Guesthouse

10705 Hwy 105 | Aberdeen, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia B0E 3M0, Canada
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quiet, almost secluded location - however busy trucks on road at night. Staff are v friendly and helpful. One day may be enough here and then drive on up the island! Place is clean! Beds are grand. Good powerful shower! Nay impressed with the 3% surcharge on credit card payments (not stated prior to our arrival).

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived late as I was unable to find the Bear due to crazy GPS issues but Christiane was still very helpful and accommodating. Nice ambience and good facilities, felt more like a relaxing time with friends. On the downside I didn't have any cash on me so it was a bit of a pain having to pay for my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The private rooms upstairs are a great bargain at $70 - very quiet and comfortable with a shared bath and living room, balcony with a beautiful view of the lake and a outside entry. The welcome was warm and friendly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Bear on the Lake in June and I had an amazing time! Since the place is rather small you feel more like you rented an awesome place for vacation and not like you’re staying at a hostel. When you come in there’s a big common area with a spacious kitchen that offers a lot of storage room... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably one of the best hostels I ever stayed at! An excellent base while doing the Cabot Trail. The guys there gave me some great information for some local hiking spots! I met some great people, thanks to Carmen, Christiane, Marie, Anna and Jesse! Make sure you bring some beers, to sit back, chill and chat and meet... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us rented the two private rooms for two separate nights, and our stay was wonderful. Nice rooms (basic but very clean), separate common area with own deck and good view out to the lake for the two private rooms, very friendly staff (special thanks to Christiane, the assistant manager, who was welcoming and helpful), and a good kitchen/common... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You never know what will happen in a hostel. Things can go good or bad. But our experience at Bear on the lake was superb! From the friendly welcome and make your self at hope attitude of Christiana to Carmen's in depth knowledge of the area your always close to a warm smile and a good recommendation. The place is... More

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Chester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed my time at bear on the lake hostel and have lots of fond memories of my stay. The staff were great and really helpfull, I would and have already recommended this place to others. Thanks.

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Minneapolis, MN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We stayed one night on our way to Ignonish. The hostel was nice, as hostels go. Our room was fairly clean but very cramped for 4 of us. We thought we'd be sharing a bathroom with 2-3 other people- but it seemed to be many more and at times we had to wait a long time to use the bathroom.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Stayed in a private room at the hostel for two nights. Staff is wonderful (great job girls), the place is really clean and the location is excellent for doing the Cabot Trail. Has everything one needs - whether you prefer the privacy of a private room (with a separate living room for the private rooms) or a cosy hostel experience... More

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Address: 10705 Hwy 105 | Aberdeen, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia B0E 3M0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Whycocomagh
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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette
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Bear on the Lake Guesthouse overlooks the beautiful Bras D'or Lakes of Cape Breton Island at the start of the Cabot Trail. We're centrally located and within an hour to all of Cape Breton's highlights such as the Cabot Trail, Highlands National Park, Louisbourg Historic Site Newfoundland Ferry and just down the road from world class hiking, whale watching, kayaking, sailing and museums. We have both dormitory-style and private accommodations and all guests are welcome to use our kitchen, campfire pit, free wi-fi, hammocks, board games and more! Watch the eagles overhead and the moose in the backyard! ... more   less 
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