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The Riding Fool Hostel

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Our mission statement is to provide quality accommodation to the independent traveller in a fun, safe, and social environment.

Come and stay with us in Cumberland on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Our hostel is located in the historic Tarbells building, a heritage edifice from the late 1800s.

Our goal at the Riding Fool Hostel is to provide quality accommodation to the independent traveller in a fun, safe, and social environment. There's always a lot of activities to take part in whether it's summer or winter. So come join the fun!

Amenities Include:

Full common kitchen and BBQ

Large common room with woodstove and free pool table

Linens provided

Full knowledge of surrounding area including trails of Cumberland, Forbidden Plateau, and Mt. Washington (24 minutes to lodge)

Cruiser bikes for rent

Bike shop and cafe on premises

We are Tourism BC Approved!

Accommodation Information

The Riding Fool Hostel offers a 6-person men's dorm, a 6-person women's dorm, and a 12-person co-ed dorm.

All rooms have storage lockers (please bring your own lock) and each bed is equipped with a reading light.

Location Information

From the Inland Island Hwy take exit 117 and follow signs to Cumberland. Turn right at the first 4 way stop onto our main street, Dunsmuir. At the next 4 way stop look to your left and you'll see our sign and entrance.



  • Common Room
  • Travel Desk
  • Restaurant

Important Information





Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Games room
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Lounge area
  • No Curfew
  • Pool table(s)
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • Secure lockers
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk


  • Linen – FREE
  • Towel – 2.00CAD

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