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Backpackers Inn

Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs. Here is the home he sought and he will settle amid scenes that he has never seen before, among men he has never known, as though they were familiar with him from his birth. Here at last he finds rest. -W. Somerset Maugham . The Moon and Sixpence, 1919

Centrally located in Nelson, British Columbia, the Dancing Bear Inn is an international travelers hostel created out of our belief that a perfect accommodation should invite travelers of all ages and nationalities into a common experience, which is personalized but not exclusive, engaging not isolating and comfortable but not expensive.

Welcome! We look forward to making your acquaintance...

Dancing Bear Inn Offers

The comforts of a retreat centre
• Choice of 'retreat style' private or shared rooms, free of telephones, televisions, and ensuites.
• Cozy common room with fireplace and large collection of books, games and puzzles suitable for all ages
• Original art and furnishings by local artisans and crafts people
• Extensive library of regional back country & recreational resources, maps and trail guides
• High speed & wireless internet access
• Postal & fax service
• Concierge assistance
• On-site parking, bike racks, ski and personal storage lockers
• Fully equipped guest kitchen and dining area, including a relaxing, patio garden area with a barbecue
• Guest laundry and drying room
• 'Bunk style' beds - Guests make their own beds with the quality linens and cozy duvets
• Guests share clean, well appointed washrooms and showers

• 100% non-smoking building
• Use of environmentally friendly and hypoallergenic cleaning products
• Guest recycling centre
• Downtown restaurants, shops, theatres, parks and trails, the Nelson Museum & Art Gallery and Civic Centre facilities within easy walking distance (1-15 minutes)
• Regional attractions and facilities such as Whitewater Ski Resort, Kokanee Glacier trailhead, Ainsworth Hot Springs and Castlegar Airport within easy driving distance (15-60 minutes)
The services of a hotel
The community orientation and
facilities of a hostel
A commitment to
environmental friendliness
Convenient access
to local amenities

Member of Hostelling International

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