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Canmore, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed there for 7 nights in December and have to say that the location is good because it's easy to walk anywhere within Canmore from the hostel and I really liked friendly staff there (the German girl was amazing and helpful in every way). Also the common area is pretty good - it would be nice if the kitchen...

Thank Kon177
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Pretty clean, large common areas. We had a group of three looking for somewhere to stay while we explored the mountains. Opinion: if you have a small group and keep to yourselves a hotel is probably better. If you're solo or want to do the backpacker thing this is a good place there's a lot of people coming and going....

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I had a great stay here while looking for work in Canmore. I took advantage of a very reasonable weekly rate. I really liked that it is a quiet and sensible hostel. Although, the well equipped kitchen closes at 10 and common room at 11, which sometimes felt early. The upstairs common room is comfortable with big beautiful window views...

1Thank Harry K
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Stayed here for a couple of days. To be honest, I was a bit undecided whether to choose this hostel due to Trip Adviser guest comments. But it was completely unnecessary, the staff were awesome even helped me/advised me on finding a job in Canmore. The kitchen is fully equipped. It does close at 10.00 pm/re-opens at around 05.30 am....

1Thank travlerbutterfly
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 5 January 2017

My husband and I were booked in for 2 nights but chose to only stay for one. Access to common areas were blocked by gates at 10pm. This included the kitchen. As we had jet lag we went to sleep mid afternoon and only woke around 10pm starving......but by then we could not even go into the kitchen to get...

Thank ravic2r
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Stayed here in a large group and there were no major problems. The rooms were large and clean. The only issue was with the top bunks being difficult to get in to, and the beds being slightly uncomfortable. The staff were generally helpful, although the service at times was slow and slightly disinterested. The price was affordable and reasonable. Seemed...

Thank Olivia H
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Every inch of this place feels like it's been half-assed. Laundry machines broken, bedlamps burnt out, faucets that only trickle. This would normally be only a subpar hostel, but the juxtaposition between the Alpine Clubhouse Hostel and the Hostel Bear make this place feel like an exceptionally awful place. Furthermore, the ACC Hostel is cheaper if you are already a...

Thank Mitchell B
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I was staying in Canmore for a course and decided to go the hostel route to add a social aspect to this visit. Social is definitely not what i got. All social areas and seating is closed behind locked gates between 22h00 and 07h30 making you feel like an untrusted and unwelcome intruder. The room was dirty, there was no...

Thank Deanne M
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This hostel was good for a few nights. You are able to drop off your pack any time until check-in. I stayed in the Female dorm and had excellent room mates but the train does pass right behind the hostel...all part of the experience. All room mates were respectful of each other and quite. The common area upstairs has a...

1Thank Kim O
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I stayed at Hostel Bear for three nights in a private room with my mom at the end of August. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this hostel and it was perfect for what I was looking for! It is one of the most affordable places where you can stay in the Banff area and is conveniently located only 20...

Thank BrittanysTravels

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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")
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Price Range: RM129 - RM404 (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, Canada - Alberta
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“Try to avoid a room to at the back of the hostel due to the train passing by.”
 of 5 bubbles travlerbutterfly, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose a private room; they are spacious and beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles BrittanysTravels, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose different Lodgings.”
 of 5 bubbles gmbtfm, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The train runs right behind the hotel, if you are light sleeper get a room in the front of the building or buy ear plugs.”
 of 5 bubbles dannyt652, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If you a very light sleeper bring ear plugs or hope to get a front facing room.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterWat19, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
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