We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dancing Bear Inn

171 Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4H1, Canada
Apr 9 Apr 10
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
Traveller (8)
Room & Suite (2)
Dining (1)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
09/04/2017 10/04/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    • Excellent47%
    • Very good38%
    • Average11%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “private room” (11 reviews)
    “twin bunk” (3 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    2 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    09/04/2017 10/04/2017
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Show Available Rooms
    We’re sorry, there are no available rooms for this property on TripAdvisor. Please change dates or see offers from our partners.
    We’re sorry, there are no available rooms for this property on TripAdvisor. Please change dates or view all Nelson hotels with availability.
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    09/04/2017 10/04/2017
    Show Room Prices
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_IRG_RATE_VERIFICATION","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "13e88986fbbc4d16867c84f0a937ce84", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":185791,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":9,"month":4,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":10,"month":4,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"13e88986fbbc4d16867c84f0a937ce84","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":0,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":-1,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"Dancing Bear Inn","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjEzZTg4OTg2ZmJiYzRkMTY4NjdjODRmMGE5MzdjZTg0IiwiQUlLIjoiOTc0YTI0NTc2OWQxNDczNTg0YzFlM2Y4ZmM2ZTRhMDQifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "09/04/2017", "checkOut": "10/04/2017", "lowestPrice": null, "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","dust":{},"moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","dust":{},"moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","bed_config":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__bed_config","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/hotels\/sherpa-TA.png\"\/>"}
    {"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
    Write a Review
    Turn Your Opinions into Points!
    Turn your opinions into JPMiles
    Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
    *You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
    JPMiles / Payback Arrow
    JPMiles / PAYBACK
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    All reviews private room shared kitchen twin bunk outdoor patio walking distance from everything common room cooking utensils enjoyed my stay street parking one night stay clean rooms great place to stay hostels dorms sink hostelling basement laundry rates curtains
    Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

    We have stayed in better hostels. While in a great location and clean, the dancing bear inn lacked in other areas. The number of bathrooms was terrible considering the amount of rooms/people. The kitchen was well layed out but was severely under stocked of cooking...More

    Reviewed 22 November 2016

    This hostel is simply an amazing place to stay. I've stayed in many places but this is one I would go back for time and time again. The staff are some of the best I've seen anywhere including upmarket hotels. They are very accommodating and...More

    Reviewed 10 October 2016

    Had 3 very pleasant nights in this hostel. On the Main street so very convenient.but still nice and quiet. Common room/ reception area was a great place to hang out. Showers very clean,Staff very good at advising on best places to hike.Spaciou room even though...More

    Response from Jonathan L, General Manager at Dancing Bear Inn

    Thank you for your generous review! We hope to have you back one day :) Have a lovely day and thanks again! Jamie

    Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

    Very clean and cozy decorated hostel. Spacious and well equiped kitchen. 5 min walk to all the stores and about 15 min walk to the groceries stores. Free parking place for your car! Would stay here again.

    Reviewed 8 September 2016

    The Dancing Bear was a very friendly and clean establishment! My boyfriend and I booked a private room and we were both impressed by the no-shoe policy (everything was clean), the friendly staff, the location, the clean and cool rooms, and the clean bathrooms that...More

    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Laundry Service
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    Traveller (8)
    Room & Suite (2)
    Dining (1)
    Hotel & Grounds (1)
    Nearby Restaurants
    The Library Lounge
    552 reviews
    .31 km away
    Outer Clove Restaurant
    245 reviews
    .25 km away
    Thor's Pizzeria
    121 reviews
    .19 km away
    Full Circle Cafe
    154 reviews
    .27 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Whitewater Ski Resort
    180 reviews
    .54 km away
    Touchstones Museum
    46 reviews
    .39 km away
    Nelson Fire & Rescue Hall
    14 reviews
    .61 km away
    Baldface Lodge
    10 reviews
    .20 km away
    Questions & Answers
    Get quick answers from Dancing Bear Inn staff and past guests.
    Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
    Posting guidelines
    Room Tips
    "The private rooms upstairs are warm in the summer. No fans or air conditioning. Dorm rooms are in the..."
    511kellyi, 9 months agoRead review
    "Rooms facing the main roads are a bit noisy when the window is open"
    mandaboulding, 10 months agoRead review
    "Double with sink"
    John M, over a year agoRead review
    "Private Rooms are in the top floor. Kitchen & laundry are in the basement."
    gorillazfan, over a year agoRead review
    "poor WIFI service in rooms. Maybe plan to do computing elsewhere - library or coffeeshop.Check room you have..."
    DotsAK, over a year agoRead review
    "Shared dorms may be cooler in the summer because they are located in the basement."
    leahjz, over a year agoRead review
    "Room 1 is great"
    andrew4038, over a year agoRead review
    "Try to request a room away from the staircases - ours was at the very top of one and I found it to be quite..."
    bitesize10, over a year agoRead review
    "The 2 rooms that face the front street have great morning sun but you will get more noise due to tour buses..."
    Zaytajett, over a year agoRead review
    "The dorm room is directly next to the outside patio, it can get loud at times. ask for a room on upper floors..."
    Sensei-Pablo, over a year agoRead review
    Similar nearby hotels
    BEST WESTERN PLUS Baker Street Inn & Convention Centre
    Alpine Inn and Suites
    Prestige Lakeside Resort
    Hume Hotel & Spa