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Dancing Bear Inn

8.7 | Very Good
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Highly rated by guests for clean rooms, comfortable common areas & friendly staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the property in general to be well appointed and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • A few guests found the guest kitchen well stocked
  • A few reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • A couple of guests were disturbed at night by noise from other guests
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 18, 2014
Overview
This hostel features original art work from local artists and is located in downtown Nelson. Access to Highway 3A is less than a 1-minute drive away, while Touchstones Nelson: Museum and Art Gallery is a 5-minute walk away. 

Offering rooms with bunk beds and shared bathrooms, this property is well suited for guests comfortable with more intimate accommodations.

Both dorm rooms and private rooms are offered. All rooms are smoke free, furnished with bunk beds and have shared bathroom facilities. Private rooms are equipped with a sink. None of the rooms include a TV or a telephone. Wheelchair-accessible dorm rooms are available.

Free on-site parking is available. Dogs are permitted in select rooms at no additional charge.

Other on-site amenities include a common room with a TV, a fireplace and a library, a guest kitchen and dining table, guest laundry facilities, board games, puzzles, postal and fax service, concierge service, bicycle and ski storage, lockers and a guest recycling facility. This property does not have an on-site restaurant.

The Our Glass art gallery is a 6-minute walk away, while the Chahko-Mika Mall is 15 minutes away on foot. Lake Side Park is a 20-minute walk away, while the Granite Pointe Golf Club is 4 minutes away by car. Kokanee Provincial Park is about a 20-minute drive away.

The Nelson Airport (CZNL) is a 5-minute drive away, while the West Kootenay Regional Airport (YCG) is about 35 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 10, 2014: Wheelchair accessibility and pet policy.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed very happy with their choice to stay at this hostel.

The dorm rooms and private rooms were both described as clean and well maintained by many guests, while a couple of reviewers mentioned that the beds were comfortable.

Many reviewers described the common areas and living room as generally comfortable and well appointed. One guest said that this property was beautifully decorated, while a few reviewers found the guest kitchen well stocked and equipped.

The staff were often complimented for their friendly and helpful service, while a few guests said that the staff were knowledgeable about the area and provided good recommendations for activities in the area.

A few reviewers found the downtown location convenient for walking to restaurants and shopping.

A couple of guests thought that the room rates were reasonable.
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The Bad
There were very few concerns or complaints found for this hostel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, a couple of guests were disturbed by noise from other guests at night. One reviewer said, "some people are loud and keep different hours, making it a bit challenging to sleep through the night."

While the staff were frequently complimented, as mentioned above, a couple of reviewers found some of the staff members unfriendly.
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Show Sources
Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this inn #4 out of 15 B&Bs and Inns in Nelson, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 41 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 9.5 out of 10, based on 25 guest reviews.

The author called the property on March 10, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.7
Very Good
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3 / out of 7
hotels in Nelson

Rated 8.7/10 based on 85 reviews

Ranked #3 out of 7 hotels in Nelson

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Map Marker Dancing Bear Inn
171 Baker St, Nelson, BC