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Didsbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for somewhere basic and inexpensive to stay, check this place out. The staff were friendly, the free Wifi was awesome, our dorm beds were great and comfortable. We didn't spend a lot of time there but it was fun. My daughter and I stayed here, we roomed with 4 other ladies and it was good but... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here with a friend for one night in a female dorm room. You can't beat the price, and it's not a bad stay. The staff were friendly but seemed new at their job. The rooms seemed clean enough. It is very minimal accommodations. There is no soap in the bathrooms for washing hands. The sheets smelled a bit... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Received confirmation email about booking two beds the day before arrival. We Arrived late on the first night and were not able to check in (12:30am) but tried calling the emergency numbers listed.. Which just ended up ringing the phone at the front desk that was closed off with no staff in sight. Came back the next day around 6pm... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

We stayed here on Canada Day, so appreciate might be a busy time. Good location, walkable into town, slow checkin but we were a large group. Difficult parking for high vehicles because of limit. This is one of those hostels that presumes the worst of all guests and sets up signs stating the obvious throughout the hostel. Then feels job... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night in room 105 - a private room. The room consists of two sets of bunks and a bathroom. @$90 it was good value for the area. Very basic but it did us for the night. They advertise free coffee for the mornings till 10.30am - not sure what time they put the coffee on - we... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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 July 14, 2016

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 July 7, 2016 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 June 23, 2016

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 June 18, 2016

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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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: $92 - $95 (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 Canmore, Alberta
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