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Dancing Bear Inn

171 Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4H1 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20-09-26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-09-26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Nelson
Nestled in the heart of Nelson’s historic city centre, The Dancing Bear Inn is the perfect ‘home base’ for travellers in search of backcountry adventures & authentic mountain culture. Our refurbished character estate is warm, charming, friendly — and has everything you need to feel at home.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Kaylee K wrote a review Jun. 2019
21 contributions6 helpful votes
I don’t typically choose hostels of hotels but, this place was nice: Clean and comfortable, quiet and welcoming. Located in a very great location! Dancing bear has everything you need for a stay in Nelson at a great price. The staff is friendly.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
mqmotr wrote a review Oct. 2018
Spokane, Washington13 contributions2 helpful votes
Dancing bear inn is a hostel in downtown Nelson. Staff is friendly, accommodations are comfortable- just the basics- bunks, a bathroom down the hall and kitchen facilities in the basement. The lobby is warm and inviting. Nelson is a beautiful small town on the edge of Kootenay Lake. It supports the arts and has fun restaurants. Walking to the waterfront is a treat
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
Tim M wrote a review Sep. 2018
Sagle, Idaho214 contributions84 helpful votes
First, since this is a hostel, you'll be sleeping with many people, in bunk beds in the same room. That said, it is conveniently located on Baker street and it's very clean. I recommend it if you don't mind the sleeping arrangements.
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Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
Carol D wrote a review Aug. 2018
Burnaby, Canada1 contribution
Very quaint, clean and comfortable environment; except they have a no shoes on policy. The staff are very professional. It is right on Baker St. which is the main drag of downtown Nelson. Baker Street is full of small privately owned shops and great places to eat no matter your taste. Nelson is known for its alternative approach to living life. If you have a zest for outdoors and all mother nature has to offer and love of being around wholesome, fun loving people this is a great place to visit.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Melanie W wrote a review Feb. 2018
Kelowna, Canada22 contributions5 helpful votes
This hotel is a great value and experience if you are staying in Nelson. The location is right on Baker Street and within walking distance of restaurants, bars, hotels and great night life. We stayed in a private room during our stay and it was awesome! The rooms are basic but very clean and the washrooms are right down the hall. The common areas were very cozy and had interesting people to talk with. I would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$53 - US$57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CanadaBritish ColumbiaKootenay RockiesNelson
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dancing Bear Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Dancing Bear Inn?
Nearby attractions include Baker Street (0.2 km), Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History (0.4 km), and Mike’s Place Pub (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dancing Bear Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Dancing Bear Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Dancing Bear Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dancing Bear Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Broken Hill, Cantina Del Centro Nelson, and Oso Negro Coffee.