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Dancing Bear Inn Hostel, Nelson

2-star2 stars
171 Baker Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 4H1, Canada

No-frills hostel in Nelson
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 91 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Best value for money
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
Food could be better

Dancing Bear Inn Hostel, Nelson

from $47
  • Twin Room
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only
  • Double

What’s around Dancing Bear Inn Hostel, Nelson


  • Columbia Mountains - 1 min walk
  • Baldface Lodge - 3 min walk
  • Touchstones Museum - 6 min walk
  • Cottonwood Falls Park - 7 min walk
  • Nelson & District Community Complex - 10 min walk
  • Lakeside Park - 27 min walk
  • Granite Pointe Golf Club - 28 min walk
  • Whitewater Ski Resort - 12.7 mi / 20.5 km

Getting around

  • Castlegar, BC (YCG) - 34 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 PM
The front desk is open daily until 10 PM.
Guests planning to arrive after 10 PM must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built - 1908
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Dancing Bear Inn Hostel, Nelson’s small print

Also known as

  • Dancing Bear Inn Hostel Nelson
  • Dancing Bear Inn Hostel
  • Dancing Bear Nelson
  • Dancing Bear Inn Hostel Nelson
  • Dancing Bear Inn Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Dancing Bear Inn Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Nelson


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Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 51 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Loved the private room
Great clean hostel right downtown in Nelson!
us1 night trip
Good 6.0
It's a well-run hostel with a great kitchen. Squeaky floors despite the updated area. Will return again simply to value.
Lauren, usFamily trip
Very Good 8.0
pleasantly surprised
Bearing in mind I’m in my 50’s and usually stay in hotels I was pleasantly surprised. It’s a hostel, and as far as hostels go it was clean and comfortable. Earplugs were provided in case of street noise. We didn’t need them. The mattress was comfortable. The room was hot, though a small fan was provided. There is a sink in the room and 2 shower rooms (one with toilet) on our floor with 9 rooms. Actually it was ok; the bathroom was clean and the shower mat replaced frequently. The kitchen has a huge fridge for storing food, but no freezer. Personally I think a dishwasher would be beneficial for ensuring clean dishes, but again they were clean. Lots of tea towels and hand towels were provided. It’s a ‘no shoes inside’ hostel but there is a lovely seating area (with herb garden) off the kitchen. But your shoes are upstairs in reception. Wifi was spotty in our room; I wouldn’t try to stream. It was included though, and good enough to check emails. Staff were polite and friendly and helpful.
Patricia, caTrip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Dancing Bear was clean and comfortable and in a great central location. Staff were friendly. The walls all thin as it was quite noiseybin the morning but ear plugs are provided.
Robert, caRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Quite and chill
Had a great time great little chill spot
Nicole, caOther trip

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