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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I've stayed at Hostel Bear a few times each year since it first opened. It went through a period where it was becoming a party hostel and suffered as a result. It's much improved now, attracting travellers who take better care of the place. Hostel Bear is one of the best I've stayed at in terms of everything working the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night in a private 4 bunk room. I didn't like having to make my own bed they give you a bag of linens when you check in. There is also rarely people behind the desk. Otherwise it was nice, clean, super new! Everyone was really friendly and helpful and the room even had air conditioning.... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Free wifi throughout, clean dorm with fresh bedding and friendly staff. This hostel is nice and I would stay here again if in the area. This provided everything that I needed as well as a towel, with exception of a hairdryer as the bathrooms wall mounted one was broken. Love that they have a little book exchange. Stayed a couple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Stayed in a dorm room for five days, clean linens provided and showers were adequately clean. Trains can be a little noisy sure, but it's a cheap option in a great location, all you need as a backpacker to go and enjoy the area. Special thanks to Grant for going out of his way to make our stay comfortable by... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in a private room with five friends for a week. Was pleasantly impressed at this hostel. Grant who worked the night shift was very helpful and took care of anything we needed. We were very thankful for his kindness. The hostel is in a great location short walk to the main part of town. Only negative thing to say... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Idea for the people posting on here complaining about no sheets on bed, loud college students, etc. -- pay more than $30 Canadian and stay somewhere else. It's a hostel. What did you expect? And for what it's worth, I stayed in a downstairs room on a Friday night and didn't hear any loud noise all night. My only negative... More 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A very well-organized hostel - close to the city center, reservation staff is around from seven in the morning till late in the evening, fridges and a fully equipped, large kitchen are available for guests - everything just worked smoothly, and for one person, the 35 dollars for a night are barely more than the 26 dollars you pay to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

This hostel was not a great experience. From the no a/c, no sheets on beds, and no window screen in room all made the one night stay very uncomfortable. Only nice surprise was we stayed in a private room for the six of us and had a full bath in the room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had never stayed in a Hostel before and were a little worried. We shouldn't have been the place and Staff were Great every single moment. Loads of help on places to see and local places to eat. Cant say enough good things

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I had a great stay here. Our room was beautiful, clean and comfortable. The mountain view from our window was gorgeous. The staff were friendly and the kitchen was well-equipped and easy to use. Good location and value for money. It is one of the best hostels I've stayed in. I would definitely recommend.

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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: $93 - $509 (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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