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Bear on the Lake Guesthouse

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice stay on a beautiful place. Liam did a really good job. Petfect location to explore the whole Cape Breton. The kitchen has more or less everything what you need. Sadly no brakfast. The hostel is on a beautiful spot with a beautiful view to the lake d'or.

Thank Dennis Erik G
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bear on the Lake Guesthouse, it's a nice and pleasant hostel to stay with furniture and room functional and the staff is really kind and helpful. Although we just stay here for one night, we'll choose here as accommodation again!

Thank Ying-Hsun W
Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

I go every year to stay here for Celtic Colours Festival - it is not in a town so you must have a car or bike to get around. However if you are lucky enough to stay here you will have instant friends - a great house that offers shared rooms (bunk beds) or private rooms but the large shared... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Really nice hostel with both dorms and private rooms. Nice Kitchen. Like the fact that there is one big table because it helps meeting other travellers. One of the cleanest hostels that I have been in. Nice view of the lake. Good location to explore the Cabot Trail from.

Thank mlawrence145
Vancouver, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We stayed just one night in one of the private rooms, shared bathroom with the other private room, very quiet and clean hostel. Extremely comfortable bed! We were just here for a very quick stop, but it would e a fun place to stay a few nights, get to know the other travellers, play some of their board games and... More 

Thank PeanutButterKatie
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Very clean, super friendly staff and guests. Stayed two nights on or way to the Cabot trail and One night on our way back. Perfect location for visits to beaches, national parks, celeidhs, Louisbourg and ferries to Newfoundland. The private rooms upstairs also have a private balcony, queen size beds, and a private lounge. This place is awesome!! Loved that... More 

Thank Redy L
Quebec City, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

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 

Thank Manon B
Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

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 

Thank Treetravellers59
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

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!

Thank Jonathan A
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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  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bear on the Lake Guesthouse overlooks the beautiful Bras D'or Lakes of Cape Breton Island at the start of the Cabot Trail. We're centrally located and within an hour to all of Cape Breton's highlights such as the Cabot Trail, Highlands National Park, Louisbourg Historic Site Newfoundland Ferry and just down the road from world class hiking, whale watching, kayaking, sailing and museums. We have both dormitory-style and private accommodations and all guests are welcome to use our kitchen, campfire pit, free wi-fi, hammocks, board games and more! Watch the eagles overhead and the moose in the backyard! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bear on the Lake Guesthouse

Address: 10705 Highway 105 | Aberdeen, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia B0E 3M0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Whycocomagh
Price Range: $47 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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Bear On The Lake Guesthouse Whycocomagh, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
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