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HI-Cumberland - Riding Fool Hostel

Box 778, 2705 Dunsmuir, Cumberland, V0R 1S0, Canada

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Overall Rating 100%

From 2 Reviews

Hostel rating (2)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Location 100%
Security 100%
Service 100%
Comfort 100%
Green rating 100%

The Riding Fool Hostel is situated in historic downtown Cumberland, the hub of recreation on Vancouver Island.

10 or more people?

Cumberland Hostel

Hostel Cumberland

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Situated in a restored 1895 Heritage Building; large fully equipped kitchen - 2 double sinks, 2 stoves, large commercial fridge; BBQ, WIFI, large gear storage room.
Great access to recreation. Located in the heart of our vibrant, youthful community. Across the street from “the number 1 apres ski pub in North America” as voted by skier magazine.
Literally at the trail head of our mountain bike trails.


Prices are members' prices

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  • Limited
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Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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  • Limited
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Important info

  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite
  • Café/Bistro

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 09:00 to 15:00
From 11:00 to 21:00
From 16:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (250) 336-8250 1-888-313-FOOL

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Destination Mountain Biking (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mount Washington Alpine Resort (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



One of the most beautiful hostels I've stayed in. So friendly. Very accommodating. I'd love to return - and to stay for longer. Thank you!


Avatar for sarah


Sun 15 Apr 2018

This is a very nice hostel, one of the best I have stayed in over the years. The rooms and bathroom are clean, spacious and comfortable and the kitchen feels like at home. And with on top of all that a friendly and accommodating staff.


Avatar for Robbert


Thu 20 Jul 2017

Best Hostel I've seen!


Avatar for Samantha


Wed 21 Sep 2016

This hostel is difficult to get to if you don't have your own vehicle. You can't just arrive anytime you like because the hostel is closed bet 12 noon & 3pm. This type of hostel is needed in Campbell River, where there are lots of tourist activities!


Avatar for Sylvia


Mon 19 Sep 2016

Thanks for your review Sylvia. For your next visit, it is not a problem to check you in between noon-3 pm, it just needs to be communicated with us.

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Jeremy Grasby,

Wed 21 Sep 2016

Das beste Hostel, in dem ich bisher gewesen bin. Sehr sauber und toll ausgestattet, super freundliches und hilfsbereitest Personal und eine unvergesslich gemütliche Atmosphäre.


Avatar for Samantha


Sun 18 Sep 2016

Vielen Dank fuer die Beurteilung Samantha. Es freut uns, dass Ihr einen schoenen Aufenthalt hattet.

Manager avatar

Jeremy Grasby,

Tue 20 Sep 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (3 to 5km)
  • Cinema (5 to 10km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (3 to 5km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (At or next to the hostel)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (5 to 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (5 to 10km)
  • Water park (Less than 500m)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Alternate Transport
From HWY 19 take exit 117 and follow signs into downtown Cumberland. We are located at the corner of 2nd and Dunsmuir. Available
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Energy efficiency appliances
  • Double-glazing windows


  • Working with local community
  • Mission-based activities


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps
  • Water savers in toilet
  • Water-wise garden

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