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The Raging Elk Adventure Lodge

8.0 | Very Good
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Hostel in the town centre area, guests liked cheap room rates & friendly staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several reviewers found the hostel conveniently located for exploring the town area
  • Several guests mentioned that the prices at the on-site lounge were reasonable
  • The common areas, like the living rooms and kitchen, were appreciated by several reviewers
Cons
  • A few guests found the rooms small
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the interiors appeared rundown
  • A couple of guests found the beds uncomfortable
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 18, 2014
Overview
This property is situated in the town centre of Fernie, among shops and restaurants. Offering dorm-style rooms with shared bathrooms, this property is well suited for guests comfortable with more intimate accommodations.

This property offers a variety of accommodation options and all rooms are smoke free. Dorm rooms are furnished with bunk beds, lockers and shared bathrooms. Dorm rooms accommodate from four to 10 people. 

Semi-private and family rooms are furnished with three single beds, one double bed and an en suite bathroom. Private rooms are equipped with a TV, a fridge, an en suite bathroom and are furnished with one single bed and one double bed. Wheelchair-accessible units are not available.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and free parking is available on site. Pets are not permitted.

The on-site Kodiak Lounge serves dinner and alcoholic beverages. The lounge is open daily from 4 pm to 11 pm.

Other on-site amenities include a sauna, massage service, a ski tuning room, ski and bike storage, two outdoor patios, common living areas, a guest kitchen, a games room, a theatre-style movie room and a fire pit (free firewood is provided).

Fernie Golf and Country Club is a 15-minute walk away and access to the Crowsnest Highway (Highway 3) is less than a 1-minute drive away. Mount Fernie Provincial Park is 6 minutes away by car, while Fernie Ski Resort is a 10-minute drive away. The Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) is about a 75- to 80-minute drive away, depending on traffic and road conditions. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 10, 2014: Wheelchair accessibility.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests agreed that the room rates were budget friendly and several reviewers added that the prices at the on-site lounge were also cheap. One guest said that the lounge had the "cheapest pints in town".

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service.

Several reviewers found the hostel conveniently located for exploring the town area on foot.

Several guests appreciated the common areas, like the living rooms, games room and guest kitchen area. A couple of reviewers found their rooms clean and generally comfortable. A couple of guests said that their rooms were quiet, but a couple of other reviewers disagreed (see below).
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The Bad
There were several common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

A few guests found the rooms too small, while a couple of other reviewers thought that the interiors appeared rundown. One guest suggested this hostel "has seen its day". A couple of reviewers said that the beds were uncomfortable.

As mentioned above, a couple of guests complained about being disturbed by noise from guests partying in neighbouring rooms.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hostel #2 out of 14 specialty lodging properties in Fernie, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 50 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.5 out of 10, based on 8 guest reviews.

The author called the hostel on March 10, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.0
Very Good
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7 / out of 17
hotels in Fernie

Rated 8.0/10 based on 75 reviews

Ranked #7 out of 17 hotels in Fernie

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Map Marker The Raging Elk Adventure Lodge
892 6th. Avenue Box 160, Fernie, BC