Dancing Bear Inn Hostel

2.0 star property
Walking distance from Cottonwood Falls Park

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Dancing Bear Inn Hostel

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Front of property
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Suite | In-room dining

Overview of Dancing Bear Inn Hostel

9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Ski facilities
171 Baker Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 4H1
Main amenities
  • Ski storage
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Lockers available
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Free self parking

Room options

Family Double Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed

Shared Dormitory, Men only

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Shared Dormitory, Women only

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Quadruple Room

  • 120 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Twin Beds

Double Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Twin Room

  • 120 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • Castlegar, BC (YCG) - 34 min drive


  • Thor's Pizza - 3 min walk
  • Cantina Del Centro - 7 min walk
  • Rel-Ish Bistro - 2 min walk
  • KC Restaurant Ltd - 7 min walk
  • Jackson's Hole & Grill - 8 min walk

About this property

Dancing Bear Inn Hostel

When visiting Nelson, Dancing Bear Inn Hostel is a great choice to consider. Guests will have free perks like WiFi and self parking. A terrace and a garden are other highlights.


English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 25+ Mbps)


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited (max 8 spaces per unit)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Ski area nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage


  • Built in 1908
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Lockers available


  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi (speed of 25+ Mbps)

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Dancing Bear Inn Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Dancing Bear Inn Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Dancing Bear Inn Hostel?
As of Sep 22, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Dancing Bear Inn Hostel on Oct 1, 2023 start from $56, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Dancing Bear Inn Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Dancing Bear Inn Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Dancing Bear Inn Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Dancing Bear Inn Hostel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Dancing Bear Inn Hostel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities like skiing. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
What's the area around Dancing Bear Inn Hostel like?
Dancing Bear Inn Hostel is a short 3-minute walk from Baldface Lodge and 10 minutes' walk from Nelson & District Community Complex.







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10/10 Exceptional

Terry, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Hostel
One of the nicest stay in a Hostel! Cute and Clean!
Marie-Christine, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Andrea, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great location
Andy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great little hostel, right downtown. Good couple spots to hang out in hostel, very welcoming staff.
Aaron, 1-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

This place was good for the price. They charged me a fee when my flight was cancelled and I had to change my res with less than 24 hours notice. They still charged me for the night anyway and said it was because I didn't book through them directly. They also gave me a twin bed when I booked a full bed. Otherwise it was affordable, the bed was comfortable, and the place was clean and very central. I would suggest booking through them directly.
Charla, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

The gas ranges do not self ignite. I could not see any matches or lighter provided and with the desk closed I had a very miserable meal, not suited to microwave cooking.
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8/10 Very Good

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10/10 Exceptional

Jaymen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is a nice hostel
The place is clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. The location is great for walking to a restaurant or cafe.
Tom, 1-night business trip
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