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Riding Fool Hostel
Cumberland, British Columbia

2705 Dunsmuir
Box 778
British Columbia  CA  V0R 1S0

"This has got to be the nicest hostel I have ever stayed in, what a great place!" Kerri, Seattle Washington. The Riding Fool Hostel sets a high standard and appeals to those wanting to get out of the city and off the beaten path.

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Property type: Hostel     30 guest rooms/units   Year built: 1895, Renovated: 2003
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Amenities include: bike shop and cafe on site, large common room with pool table, large communal kitchen, BBQ, bike and board storage.

Dorm Beds: 12
Private Rooms: 6
Other Features: Sweet mountain bike trails out the front door. On Municipal Transit Bus route. Close to Mount Washington Alpine Resort, Strathcona Provincial Park, Forbidden Plateau, Comox Lake, Denman and Hornby islands. Other recreation opportunities include scuba, kayaking, rock climbing, kite boarding and the list goes on...

Reduced lift tickets for Mount Washington available as part of a stay and play package.

Location & Transportation

The Riding Fool Hostel is situated in historic downtown Cumberland. Founded on coal and Incorporated in 1897, the village still looks and feels like a turn of the century mining town.

  DirectionsFrom the Inland Island highway, take exit 117 and follow signs for Cumberland. We are right downtown on the corner of 2nd and Dunsmuir
  TransportationIntercity bus, municipal bus, train, plane, automobile and bike.
  AirportComox International Airport (14km)

Amenities & Attractions

The hostel itself is situated in a designated heritage building in the downtown area. Originally constructed in 1895, it is one of only four commercial structures from the 1890's to survive four major fires and an explosion. Recent renovations have maintained and enhance the character of the building.

  Local Attractions
Cumberland Mountain Bike Trails & BMX TrackMount Washington Alpine Resort
Strathcona Provincial ParkForbidden Plateau Recreation Area
Denman & Hornby IslandsComox Lake Craigs
Comox LakeGoose Spit
Seal Bay Regional Nature ParkPuntledge River Recreation Area
Museums & Art GalleriesSid William Theatre
Local Artisans
BBQ areaExpress checkout
GameroomLinen included
Newspaper complimentaryNo Smoking
No curfewParking (free)
Pets not allowedRestaurant on site
Tour assistanceWIFI (free)

Guest Room Amenities

Private rooms have been designed with the couple in mind and offer a double bed, dresser, hardwood floors, reading light, coat rack, mirror, large window and temperature control. Linens provided.

The Female Dorm is very spacious with bunk beds to sleep six, hardwood floors, large window, storage lockers, ceiling fan, individual reading lights. Linens provided.

The Male Dorm is very spacious with bunk beds to sleep six, hardwood floors, large window, storage lockers, ceiling fan, individual reading lights. Linens provided.

  Room Types
Female Dorm
Male Dorm
double (1 bed)
  Room Amenities
Bike and ski storageCoffee/tea maker
Common roomFull kitchen
Iron/ironing boardKeyless entry
Non-smokingPool table
RefrigeratorShared bathroom
Shared bathroomsTelevision not available
WIFIWood stove

Food & Restaurants

  On site Restaurants
Tarbells CafeGood Eats, Tasty Treats, and Killer Coffee
  Local Restaurants
Waverley HotelClassy pub grub with nightly specials
Rider's PizzaBest pizza on Vancouver Island
Panda GardensChinese Food - weekend smorg

Payment Information

Credit cards accepted on location: Visa  MasterCard  American Express 
Cancellation policy: Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.
48 hours on private room, 48 hours on dorm room

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