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Bear on the Lake Guesthouse

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10705 Hwy 105 | Aberdeen, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia B0E 3M0, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bear on the Lake is a very nice place to stop. It is very clean and the staff make you feel comfortable. You will find everything you need. There are some nice rules that help to keep the place clean as: to remove your shoes, to move back your dishes when you finish to wash it, ...I am sure you... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I agree with the other reviews - this is a WELL run hostel with a great atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the other guests. Such interesting people and conversations! The private room we had was better than many hotel rooms, and the view is amazing. We enjoyed being able to make our own meals, and felt like we didn't... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bear on the Lake was a fantastic experience, wonderfully welcoming, friendly and a great place to stop for a couple of nights. Everyone we met there was happy to chat and the staff were fantastic and really knowledgeable about the area!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I met lots of people at Bear on the Lake, young and old and inbetween, from all over the world. Normally I like to move on to new places when I travel, but I stayed here longer than I've stayed at any hostel, and I never ran out of things to do. Hiking, kayaking, bird tours are all close by.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

From the moment I walked in I felt at home. The staff were an absolute delight, kind and amazing energy. The hostel is spotless and comfortable. You are only a short bike ride away from food or you can grab it along the way and enjoy your stay at the hostel with its beautiful views. The staff are extremely knowledgeable... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This hostel is a friendly place, located close to the start of the Cabot Trail and with a nice view of the Bras d'Or Lake. The hostel is very clean and well-kept, and the manager was helpful and very knowledgeable of the local area. One of the best hostels I've ever stayed at!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Staying at Bear on the Lake guesthouse reminded me of a big family dinner. The hostel was like a big family home with a variety of ages staying at there. You even had lots of board games to keep you occupied - Twister is a great way of getting to meet your fellow travellers! The area itself is stunning and... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This hostel with its very friendly vibe is located on a slope overlooking the Bras d'Or Lake. Great views from the patios and the common rooms. Staff is very friendly and helpful. We stayed in a private room with a shared lounge and balcony. It is located at the gateway to Cape Breton National Park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The best private room we have had in a hostel so far. Our private room was more like a suite. The private rooms are on the second floor and share a lounge, washroom and a small deck. The whole property is very clean well cared for. Our bed was comfortable and the room was not crowded. It's was a refreshing... More 

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Antigonish, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The hostel is not very big (compared to others in big cities), suited in a two-story big house, with large kitchen and dining room and spacious living room. This hostel is very well managed - very clean (spotless), staff always there to help, implementing a quiet-hour policy at night, many amenities, including laundry, bike rent, free wi-fi, and free coffee/tea.... More 

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