CAD 25 per night
CAD 25 per night
Riding Fool Hostel, Cumberland, British Columbia

Riding Fool Hostel

Cumberland, British Columbia - 2705 Dunsmuir, Box 778

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Description - Hostel

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.

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 30
  • Year built: 1895
  • Renovated: 2003
  • Public classification: 5
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: CAD 25 (Canadian Dollar)

Female Dorm Male Dorm double (1 bed)
  • Check-in: 4:00pm
  • Check-out: 11:00am

Hostel amenities

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.

BBQ area Express checkout Gameroom Linen included Newspaper complimentary No Smoking No curfew Parking (free) Pets not allowed Restaurant on site Skiing Sports/activities Tour assistance WIFI (free)

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.

Bike and ski storage Coffee/tea maker Common room Full kitchen Iron/ironing board Keyless entry Lockers Microwave Non-smoking Pool table Refrigerator Shared bathroom Shared bathrooms Television not available WIFI Wood stove


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.

Points of interest
  • Cumberland Mountain Bike Trails & BMX Track
  • Mount Washington Alpine Resort
  • Strathcona Provincial Park
  • Forbidden Plateau Recreation Area
  • Denman & Hornby Islands
  • Comox Lake Craigs
  • Comox Lake
  • Goose Spit
  • Seal Bay Regional Nature Park
  • Puntledge River Recreation Area
  • Museums & Art Galleries
  • Sid William Theatre
  • Local Artisans

Food and drink
Eating in house
Tarbells Cafe
Good Eats, Tasty Treats, and Killer Coffee
Eating out
Waverley Hotel
Classy pub grub with nightly specials
Rider's Pizza
Best pizza on Vancouver Island
Panda Gardens
Chinese Food - weekend smorg

Price details

CAD 25 per night (Canadian Dollar)

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaMasterCardAmerican Express

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

48 hours on private room, 48 hours on dorm room

Location - Hostel

2705 Dunsmuir, Box 778
British Columbia  CA  V0R 1S0

Latitude: 49.61927, Longitude: -125.0297

How to get there

From the Inland Island highway, take exit 117 and follow signs for Cumberland. We are right downtown on the corner of 2nd and Dunsmuir

Intercity bus, municipal bus, train, plane, automobile and bike.

Nearest airport: Comox International Airport (14km)