‘The Bear’ is your gateway to the Kootenay experience.
Our friendly hostel is home-base to backcountry explorers, travellers and adventurers alike.
he Bear’s character design feels more like a home than a hostel. Complete with hardwood flooring, bay windows, high ceilings, exposed beams, an antique fire place, and a sunny patio for BBQing.
ocated on Nelson’s historic main street, the Bear is only a few blocks away from: grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, shopping and outdoor gear shops. Nelson is perfectly walkable.
hether you’re travelling solo or with a group, we’ve got a place to rest your bag. Our knowledgable staff can help you plan your front country & backcountry excursions, right from our door step.