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Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed In private room for two which was basically a twin over twin bunk bed. It did have a sink/faucet Pros Generally clean simple hostel Stellar downtown location walking distance to almost everything - friendly staff - excellent Wi-Fi coverage - Nice common area with comfortable chairs - no wineglasses in common kitchen but if you ask the staff on...

Thank Jengweng
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Awesome! More like a nice hotel. Our room was lovely and very clean. Although we were woken up at 6am in the mornings because of sunlight (need some block out curtains!) and traffic on Baker St. Would definitely stay there again. Highly Recommended!

Thank Beeeeelly
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Friendly staff, nice and clean! Had a private room with my friend, small but big enough! Washrooms were clean. Location was very central, perfect for our night out, walking distance from everything! Glad we stayed here.

1Thank aishagiiiiirl
Reviewed 12 April 2016

This was our first stop in Canada and we had a very pleasant one night stay. Luckily it was extremely easy to find as we came very unprepared with directions. There is a sink in the room which is great, but shared bathrooms. I loved the furniture! The shared kitchen was nice and big, had plenty of utensils to share...

Thank snowmeiser
Fernie, Canada
Reviewed 30 November 2015

The moment you walk into the hostel it warms the cockles of your heart. Walk down the stairs to a modern and clean kitchen, with a cozy seating area that opens out onto an outdoor patio. The rooms are comforting and relaxing. I highly recommend experiencing this vibrant and well located hostel.

Thank Prahnee
Regina, Canada
Reviewed 1 November 2015

The friendly manager and female staff are terrific, upbeat, very welcoming and assist you whenever needed. Hallowe'en was great, costume decorations and pumpkins. Very relaxing stay 5 nights of peace and quiet. Convenient location to beautiful Nelson and mountain valleys, scenery is Rockie mountain awesome, very little commercialisation in the midst of nature and animals to see.

1Thank John M
Kiel, Germany
Reviewed 6 September 2015

The best hostel I've been to thus far. Very clean rooms with nice furniture, a lot of wood. The common areas are nicely equipped, the staff is friendly and the overall atmosphere appealing. I definitely recommend this place if you look for an above-average hostel for very fair prices.

Thank HoffmannFj
DancingBearInn, General Manager at Dancing Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely words!! We are so glad you have enjoyed your time with us! Come back anytime!!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I stayed at the Dancing Bear Inn with 3 of my friends. I stayed in a private room with one of my friends. Everything about this hostel was perfect. It was in a great location, the hostel rooms, common area, kitchen and bathrooms were clean, airy and pleasant. Customer service was also great. I would most definitely stay here again...

Thank AnneCutajar
DancingBearInn, General Manager at Dancing Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely words! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here!

Costa Mesa
Reviewed 23 August 2015

I stayed here before and after Shambhala 2015. The beds are super comfortable whether in dorm or private. I liked that they have lockers in the dorm rooms where you can store your personal belongings. Just bring your own luck (obviously!). Front desk was really friendly and easily accommodated a change to my reservation. Dancing bear also attracts a truly...

1Thank gorillazfan
North Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Great place to stay in Nelson. Perfect central location, really friendly staff, very clean. We were in a private double. The shared kitchen is pretty small but still very usable and so good to be able to save some money and make your own food.

1Thank roadtripper6862

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Additional Information about Dancing Bear Inn

Address: 171 Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4H1, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Nelson
Price Range: $33 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dancing Bear Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“The private rooms upstairs are warm in the summer. No fans or air conditioning. Dorm rooms are in the basement.”
 of 5 bubbles 511kellyi, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the main roads are a bit noisy when the window is open”
 of 5 bubbles mandaboulding, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“Double with sink”
 of 5 bubbles S333MMjohnm, 1 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Private Rooms are in the top floor. Kitchen & laundry are in the basement.”
 of 5 bubbles gorillazfan, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“poor WIFI service in rooms. Maybe plan to do computing elsewhere - library or coffeeshop.Check room you have paid for first if possible and try not to get the walk through into quad room!!!”
 of 5 bubbles DotsAK, 19 Mar 2015 | Read review
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