We were warmly welcomed by Caitlin, the new employee from Australia and she was very accommodating in showing us around. We are in our 60's and had a private room. The room was clean and comfortable and we had a great sleep. There were only 4 other guests so basically we had our own bathroom and it was very clean - sink, toilet and bathtub/shower. We rented towels for $2.00 each.
The kitchen was large and well equipped with dishes and utensils. The common room was very large with lots of seating and a pool table, a great place to meet and chat with other travelers.
This hostel reminds us of hostels in Australia and New Zealand and we heartily recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in historic downtown Cumberland, this Tourism BC Approved Accommodation occupies an 1895 heritage building which served as the village hardware store prior to being tastefully restored & converted into a 30 bed hostel. Cumberland has become home to those seeking a slower pace, the arts and unparalleled access to recreation resulting in a vibrant, youthful mountain valley culture. The Riding Fool is at the trail head of world class mountain bike trails and a quick drive to Mt. Washington Alpine Resort, Forbidden Plateau Recreation Area, Strathcona Provincial Park, Comox Lake, kayaking, scuba, rock climbing, hiking & more! If you enjoy a more relaxed travel experience rich with recreational opportunities and steeped in history you will most certainly enjoy the Village of Cumberland and the Riding Fool. ... more less
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