Conveniently situated in Nelson's historic downtown, the HI-Nelson, Dancing Bear Inn is the perfect home base for travellers in search of the "Kootenay experience". Whether you are travelling alone or in a group, with your partner or your family, we offer a variety of flexible accommodation options that combine the ambiance of a bed & breakfast with the simplicity and affordability of classic European lodging., With the traveller's budget, comfort and experience in mind, HI-Nelson offers a wide range of amenities, including a fully provisioned guest kitchen, wireless high speed internet access, recreational resource library and on-site parking.

HI-Nelson is an international travellers hostel created out of the belief that the perfect accommodation should invite travellers of all ages and nationalities into a common experience, which is personalized but not exclusive, engaging not isolating and comfortable but not expensive.

HI-Nelson, Dancing Bear Inn looks forward to making your acquaintance!

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Excellent value. Will be back and will recommend.


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Thu 22 Oct 2015

Lovely hostel, great staff, super clean.... Actually felt like a hotel, not a hostel. Definitely recommended!


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Wed 13 Nov 2013