Centrally located in Nelson’s historic downtown, the Dancing Bear Inn is the perfect home base for travelers in search of a 1 ‘Kootenay experience’. Whether you’re travelling alone or in a group, with your partner or your family, we offer a variety of accommodation options that combine the ambiance of a bed & breakfast with the simplicity and affordability of classic European lodging. With the travelers budget and comfort and in mind, HI-Nelson offers a wide range of amenities, including a fully provisioned guest kitchen, free wi-fi, a resource library and on-site parking. The Dancing Bear Inn is an international travelers hostel born of the belief that perfect accommodations should invite travelers of all ages and nationalities into a common experience; personalized but not exclusive, engaging not isolating, and comfortable but not expensive. HI-Nelson, Dancing Bear Inn looks forward to making your acquaintance! Getting to the hostel: 45km from Castlegar Airport. Follow signs to City Centre/Baker st. Turn right on Baker st. 1.5km from Greyound bus station. Walk towards Front st and then towards Baker st. Limited free parking available at hostel. Free overnight street parking from 5pm-9am. In downtown Nelson near the intersection of Baker & Kootenay Sts. Nelson is accessible from Hwy 3A and Hwy 6. Limited free parking available at hostel; free overnight street parking from 5pm-9am.