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Reviews of The Hostel Bear

Hostel | 1002 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, Alberta, Canada T1W1N6

78.8% Overall Rating

12 out of 16 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (07/08/2013)

"The room we were eventually placed in turned out to be quite spacious and comfortable."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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78.8%

Overall Rating

12 out of 16 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Hostel Bear'

Atmosphere
77.5%
Location
85.0%
Facilities
76.3%
Cleanliness
81.3%
Staff
78.8%
Value
75.0%
Safety
77.5%
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60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

james atkinson

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

09 January 2014

Liked: Location

Disliked: Dirty, noisy, very very hot all night. Unfriendly unhelpful hungover staff

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

maria lloyd

Alone

Visiting friends or family

30 December 2013

Liked: the only thing that it was in Canmore

Disliked: I have stayed there when it was the Bear Country Lodge and twice when it changed to the Hostel Bear and I was really happy thats why I went back but I had to check out two days after it had a bad vibe. the staff were nice, the place to restrictive, boring and just not nice.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 August 2013

Liked: The room we were eventually placed in turned out to be quite spacious and comfortable.

Disliked: First of all nobody mentions that this hostel faces a set of live and very active train tracks, which means it is almost impossible to get a good night's sleep. Second, although it is priced similarly to higher level hostels like HI, the services are more similar to lower level hostels where the staff barely does the minimal amount required of them.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 December 2012

Liked: I liked the size of the kitchen and the living room on the second floor

Disliked: The staff was very unfriendly. I had the feeling that nobody tried to understand the problem. They tried to ignore the problem and to get money.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

04 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere.

Disliked: The people working at the desk were really slow.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

31 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Linen and towels provided. Ensuite in dorms. And just a lovely, cozy atmosphere!

Disliked: A little noisy as right next to train line but everything is on this side of the road.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Gregory Potter

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 August 2011 Gregory would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and well organized. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean rooms and central location, the dorm beds have curtains, so you are a little bit private ;), good kitchen

Disliked: n/a

94.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean and nice location

Disliked: the tv in kitchen and common room is always on

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

01 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was good. Facility was good and everything was convenient.

Disliked: Temperature in the room was a little warm, air conditioner didn't work very well, and the handle to close the window was missing so it was a challenge to close.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

13 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the better examples of large hostels on offer - good kitchen facilities and bathrooms, as well as nice decor and good location on a main street in Canmore. Parking available.

Disliked: Not really a dislike, but stress that you really need a car to see the best parts of the national parks.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Mary Jolly

As a family with children

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Family Holiday

08 August 2010 Mary would recommend this property

Liked: Large room. Linens, towels, blankets, dishes.

Disliked: Loud group of unsupervised teens.


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