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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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 July 6, 2014

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 June 30, 2014

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

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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I stayed here 2 nights in late September. It was a fantastic experience. The place is really clean with nice comfy beds. In the evenings the place is alive with people...everyone getting together to talk about their various daytime activities. Carman is a great host...he even took me hiking! I cannot recommend this place enough! It has amazing views over... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This hostel was everything that a great hostel is - nice and small, a few connected, yet separate common rooms, a big dining table that helps to produce great conversation between people staying, and a nice big kitchen. There was a book share and the beds were comfy with nice linen. Super friendly manager.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We stayed at this hostel for one night in a private room. Carman was very friendly and welcoming and his hostel has a really nice atmosphere. The room was lovely, and the bed very comfy! The lounge and balcony that we shared with the other private room upstairs have a nice view of the lake. We met some friendly people... More 

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