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Hostel Bear

1002 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1N6, Canada (Formerly "Bear Country Lodge")
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you enjoy meeting people, super affordable accommodations, don't mind earplugs or are a heavy sleeper and have a sense of adventure - book now! I've only been here two nights so far (booked for 7) and have met and chatted with folks from all over the world. My only real complaint is that there is no coffee :( not... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great hostel. Right in the heart of Canmore, just before Banff National Park. Great base to explore the Rockies. Rooms are well equipped for a hostel. We booked a private room with an en-suite as we were travelling with a young child. Very clean and well kept. Linen and towels were included. You have the use of the... More 

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Banff, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a week and a half in July. First, the prices. They offer weekly rates even in high season and the prices are some of the lowest in the Bow Valley. Anyone that thinks they can check into a budget option and not get a budget experience is kidding themselves. That said, the rooms were cleaned regularly,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived the room was filthy, comforters had hair in them and the toilet was dirty. I can confirm with the other reviews this was the dirtiest hostel I have ever stayed in. Even the Alta Lake hostel in Whistler during Crankworx week is cleaner then this place. Prior to my booking I sent them and email to confirm... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don't book a hostel if you want someone else to make your bed and hold your hand and feel pampered. Do book a hostel if you want affordable prices in the bow valley and don't mind making your own bed (with linen provided) with a great atmosphere and conversations with diverse guests. The staff were very friendly and more than... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Nice and easy. We got the whole room, so we had no safety concerns. Paid, got your key cards, linen, towels, and explanation about the place. Great location, even the train - our room was facing the tracks - didn't bother me (you see the tracks on google maps), and I generally have trouble with noises! There was 1 locker... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I love staying at this hostel every time that I visit Canmore or Banff. The rooms are clean. The in suite bathrooms are a huge plus, and if you need a second bathroom, there are more down the hall. The common rooms are comfortable and spacious. The kitchen is large and well equipped. The staff are friendly and helpful.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

A group of 40 of us stayed at the hostel for a night and enjoyed our time. The hostel offers a great rate ($27.50 per bed per night) for groups of 15 or more. They accommodate large groups. There is no drinking in the common areas. The rooms are very clean and the staff are nice. The linens are provided... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure why this hostel is getting great reviews. We walked in, and were first greeted with a very strong wet dog smell, and that smell stuck around the whole weekend. The common area upstairs was booked by another group so we couldn't enjoy the area we paid for. Train was really loud, came by almost every hour throughout... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Made the mistake to stay there trying to save few bucks. The place is horrible. for $10 / night We would have got a decent hotel of one of the major hotel brands. The place is dirty, noise, the window in our room did not close properly, the noise from outside was terrible, particularly the cargo train. Hair from previous... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Canmore’s newest hostel! Conveniently located one block from downtown Canmore. The Hostel Bear sleeps 170 guests. The spacious dorm rooms sleep 4-10 guests, with privacy curtains and night lights on each bunk, in addition each room has its own an en suite. Private rooms are also available. Amenities include large fully equipped kitchen, free wireless access and a large common lounge. Our friendly, helpful staff are here 24 hours a day to ensure your stay exceeds expectations! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Bear

Address: 1002 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1N6, Canada (Formerly "Bear Country Lodge")
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Price Range: $54 - $349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Bear 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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Hostel Bear Hotel Canmore
Hostel Bear Canmore, Alberta
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