For over 20 years, the Dancing Bear Inn has been providing budget accommodation to backpackers, skiers, and guests from around the world in Nelson, BC. As the West Kootenay's only HI (Hostelling International) Hostel, The Dancing Bear is conveniently situated in a restored heritage building in the heart of Nelson's historic downtown. In fact, the Dancing Bear Inn is the perfect 'home base' for travelers in search of the 'Kootenay experience'. Whether you are traveling alone or in a group, with your partner or your family, we offer a variety of flexible accommodation options that combine the ambiance and personal service of a bed & breakfast with the simplicity and affordability of classic European lodging.

With the traveller's budget, comfort and experience in mind, the Dancing Bear Inn offers a wide range of amenities, including a fully provisioned guest kitchen, wireless high speed internet access, recreational resource library and on-site parking.

The hostel is simply beautiful and cozy. Probably the most beautiful hostel that I've ever stayed. I love the furniture and decoration inside as well. The room is spacious and very clean.

Satisfied Guest, from a verified review