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If I could I would stay longer! The guesthouse is really cozy and has a wonderful view at the lake. Also it's the only affordable place for budget travelers that I found close by to the Cabot Trail. I definitely recommend to sleep over and...More
I was looking for a place to stay in Cape Breton but kept finding bed and breakfast everywhere but no hostels and I was looking for that type of vibe. Luckily there's a wonderful place right in front of the lake near Whycocomagh. It has...More
Sold last year - not sure if running in 2017 as a hostel?????
Fabulous place and hope that the new owners will run it as a hostel still however have seen many Atlantic hostels sold over the years and turned into high priced B&Bs or...More
2 Thank spazzygal
Response from Bear10705, Owner at Bear on the Lake GuesthouseResponded 25 April 2017
I am the new owner of the Bear on the Lake and I am for sure running it as a hostel. Looking forward to my first season opening on May 1st. The only changes are hopefully positive ones as we have been busy with renos....More
Stayed for a little over a week to catch some of the magic that is Celtic Colours and to experience Cape Breton.
The staff, Megan and Kathryn went out of their way to make sure everyone had a great stay and were always up for...More
This hostel is superb, the staff are extremely friendly and fun. It felt more like a family of different cultures and people coming together to hang out. The facilities are well maintained, good clean toilets and bedrooms.
Wifi was a little bit Wonky probably due...More
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
US$55 - US$70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms
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Bear On The Lake Guesthouse Whycocomagh, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia