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Reviewed 5 August 2016

I stayed here here with my mom in late June 2016 as we wanted to look around Cape Breton before continuing our adventure. The place was beautiful and very clean. We had a private room with a bathroom and common area shared between the two private rooms upstairs. The bed was prehaps not the most comfortable but by no means...

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Bear10705, Manager at Bear on the Lake Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you Jaklyn for the positive review! We were happy to host you and your mom and glad to hear you thought we were amazing :) We were disappointed to hear that you found the queen bed to be uncomfortable as we bought new mattresses for the private rooms just last summer. It may be that you enjoy a softer...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The staff is great. The guests visiting when I stayed were friendly, which, in my opinion, is an indicator of a great hostel. The major downfall I found is one bathroom to a dozen beds in the first floor. Get up early, otherwise, if you have a car, you can visit the provincial park just a couple of km down...

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Bear10705, General Manager at Bear on the Lake Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you David for staying at our place and for the review! I'm happy to hear you think our staff and place are great but concerned that you didn't experience our multiple bathrooms. Perhaps in future we can do a better job of showing you around our place as there are two bathrooms available to your room of 5 people...

Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

It was a nice stay on a beautiful place. Liam did a really good job. Petfect location to explore the whole Cape Breton. The kitchen has more or less everything what you need. Sadly no brakfast. The hostel is on a beautiful spot with a beautiful view to the lake d'or.

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Bear on the Lake Guesthouse, it's a nice and pleasant hostel to stay with furniture and room functional and the staff is really kind and helpful. Although we just stay here for one night, we'll choose here as accommodation again!

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Thank Ying-Hsun W
Nova Scotia, Canada
Reviewed 27 March 2016

I go every year to stay here for Celtic Colours Festival - it is not in a town so you must have a car or bike to get around. However if you are lucky enough to stay here you will have instant friends - a great house that offers shared rooms (bunk beds) or private rooms but the large shared...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Really nice hostel with both dorms and private rooms. Nice Kitchen. Like the fact that there is one big table because it helps meeting other travellers. One of the cleanest hostels that I have been in. Nice view of the lake. Good location to explore the Cabot Trail from.

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Vancouver, BC
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed just one night in one of the private rooms, shared bathroom with the other private room, very quiet and clean hostel. Extremely comfortable bed! We were just here for a very quick stop, but it would e a fun place to stay a few nights, get to know the other travellers, play some of their board games and...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Very clean, super friendly staff and guests. Stayed two nights on or way to the Cabot trail and One night on our way back. Perfect location for visits to beaches, national parks, celeidhs, Louisbourg and ferries to Newfoundland. The private rooms upstairs also have a private balcony, queen size beds, and a private lounge. This place is awesome!! Loved that...

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Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Bear on the Lake is a very nice place to stop. It is very clean and the staff make you feel comfortable. You will find everything you need. There are some nice rules that help to keep the place clean as: to remove your shoes, to move back your dishes when you finish to wash it, ...I am sure you...

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Red Deer, Canada
Reviewed 6 August 2015

I agree with the other reviews - this is a WELL run hostel with a great atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the other guests. Such interesting people and conversations! The private room we had was better than many hotel rooms, and the view is amazing. We enjoyed being able to make our own meals, and felt like we didn't...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bear on the Lake Guesthouse overlooks the beautiful Bras D'or Lakes of Cape Breton Island at the start of the Cabot Trail. We're centrally located and within an hour to all of Cape Breton's highlights such as the Cabot Trail, Highlands National Park, Louisbourg Historic Site Newfoundland Ferry and just down the road from world class hiking, whale watching, kayaking, sailing and museums. We have both dormitory-style and private accommodations and all guests are welcome to use our kitchen, campfire pit, free wi-fi, hammocks, board games and more! Watch the eagles overhead and the moose in the backyard! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bear on the Lake Guesthouse

Address: 10705 Highway 105 | Aberdeen, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia B0E 3M0, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Whycocomagh
Price Range: $38 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Great view of the stars...don't forget to look up at night!”
Z1196VYmichellel, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pssh, I've stayed in almost every room there and they are all great.”
robertcC5394TW, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The private rooms are adjoining a landing and balcony with great views!!”
betheac, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Check out the nearby hikes, local brewery and visit Mabou beach!”
318MelB, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a private room, which is upstairs. The bathroom is shared with one other room, but it was never a problem to share :)”
Treetravellers59, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
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