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Hostelling International welcomes a new hostel on Vancouver Island HI-Cumberland, Riding Fool Hostel

Hostelling International – Canada (HI-Canada) is pleased to announce the 60th Hostel in Canada.

Situated in the historic town of Cumberland, in the heart of the Comox Valley, HI-Cumberland, Riding Fool Hostel provides an important budget option to travellers visiting this popular tourist destination.
Robb Cryder, Chief Operating Officer of HI – Canada – Pacific Mountain Region says “We are thrilled to be associated with the Riding Fool Hostel.  The hostel will be a credit to the HI brand and a great addition to our existing network of hostels on Vancouver Island”

A short distance from Mount Washington, it is easy to see why the Riding Fool Hostel has become synonymous with adventure on the island. Mountain biking enthusiasts in particular will love this hostel for everything it offers.  As well as being the only hostel in Canada to include a bike shop, the staff at the Riding Fool Hostel offer second to none advice on all the local trails. Whether it’s mountain biking, winter sports, hiking or rock climbing – this hostel offers easy access to it all.

Excellent transportation links through Greyhound, Via Rail and BC Ferries make Cumberland very accessible both from Vancouver and other areas of Vancouver Island.

HI-Cumberland, Riding Fool Hostel offers a range of room types that will meet the needs of any travellers’ budget; from multi-share accommodation to various private room options.  The hostel also provides guests with a fully-equipped kitchen, BBQ facilities, free Wi-Fi, large common room with wood stove and an on-site café. 

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