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HI - Cape Breton

10705, Highway # 105, Aberdeen - Cape Breton Island, B0E 3M0, Canada

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Overall Rating 97%

From 3 Reviews

Hostel rating (3)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Location 100%
Security 88%
Service 100%
Comfort 96%
Green rating 100%

Overlooking Bras d'Or Lakes at start of Cabot Trail, we're surrounded by moose, eagles & bear, world class hiking, sailing, kayaking & music.

  • Private
    From €48.02
10 or more people?
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Aberdeen - Cape Breton Island Hostel

Hostel Aberdeen - Cape Breton Island

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Welcome to Cape Breton Island hostel - the traveller’s home away from home! Sitting on Salt Mountain, overlooking the beautiful Bras D'or Lakes, we are minutes away from the world famous Cabot Trail, highlighting 300km of ocean, mountains, wildlife and amazing views! Perfectly located with excellent facilities this hostel is one of the HI network of hostels in Canada and one of three HI hostels in Nova Scotia., Are you ready for one of the World's best road trips? Cape Breton Island is a traveller’s paradise!

Rated a "Top Choice" accommodation by Lonely Planet we invite you to stay with us as you explore one of the 'Top 3 Island's' in the World!

Our central location on CAPE BRETON ISLAND makes our loved guesthouse a place to rest your backpack as you drive the breathtaking CABOT TRAIL and explore CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK. Discover the nearby charming coastal towns of Mabou, Baddeck, Cheticamp and Ingonish. Treat yourself to fresh seafood, sample North America's only single malt whisky and feel the energy of the surf and sand on our amazing beaches! Don't forget your camera!

We're amongst world class sailing, hiking, kayaking, golfing, cycling and whale watching. Learn about the diverse cultural history of Cape Breton Island at Louisbourg Fortress and the Highland Village. Don't miss the lively musical nightlife at the famous Red Shoe Pub! Not sure what a Ceilidh is? You soon will!

Our dorm rooms sleep 3 to 5 people and our private rooms come with their own private lounge and balcony! If traveling is a family affair, we do offer special rooms for families on the road. Contact us to determine what type of room set-up will work best for you! For further information or to make a booking, give us a call! We cannot wait to introduce you to our beautiful part of the world!

*IMPORTANT*
If the dates you are looking to book appear unavailable - don't worry! We always keep a few beds open to prevent overbooking! Contact our office directly and we will look into the availability of the dates you hope to stay!

Prices

Prices are members' prices

  • Available
  • Limited
  • Unavailable

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

  • Available
  • Limited
  • Unavailable

Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Limited payment options apply at hostel check-in
  • Payment methods accepted at hostel are cash only in local currency.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01/05/2016 to 13/10/2016

Reception:
From 16:00 to 12:00
From 20:00 to 20:00
Check-in:
From 16:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +1.902.756.2750 or 1.866.718.5253 (Toll

capebreton@hihostels.ca

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Cabot Trail (5 to 10km)
  • Alexander Graham Bell Museum (5 to 10km)
  • Red Shoe Pub (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

We had a very nice experience at Cape Breton .. even had opportunity to return on same trip. Ty for such awesome hospitality!

100%

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Joseph,

Mon 18 Jul 2016

Very welcoming staff and manager. Extremely clean and well-oganized. I enjoyed the atmosphere. Met some very nice people from all over. We sat out by the campfire and watched a million stars. This is a lovey hostel I would highly recommend o other travelers.

100%

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Gaynell,

Mon 24 Aug 2015

This is the best hostel I've stayed in so far! The host Carmen is a super awesome dude, very friendly and funny. The hostel is very clean and well-run---it feels like staying at a friend's house. The view of the lake is spectacular, too!

100%

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Anne,

Sun 09 Aug 2015

Staff were fantastic! Thanks to Boris and Abby for sharing friendship and good times.

100%

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Beth,

Fri 24 Jul 2015

I stayed a few nights and loved it! I spent one day at the lake kayaking, swimming and sitting in the sun. The next day I went hiking all day with a few other guests. They were all close by. The last day I spent at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. What a great few days! The place is the cleanest hostel I've ever stayed at and I much preferred being in a 4 bed room than other places that have 6, 8 even 10 other people stuffed into them. All in all, my best experience in a hostel this year!

100%

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Germaine,

Mon 16 Jun 2014

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cinema (More than 10km)
  • City Centre (3 to 5km)
  • Cycle trails (5 to 10km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (3 to 5km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (5 to 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (5 to 10km)
  • National / State Park (3 to 5km)
  • Nightlife (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (3 to 5km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (3 to 5km)
  • Theatre (More than 10km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
290km from Halifax (Stanfield) International Airport. 125km from Sydney International Airport.
Bus
Take Acadian bus line which arrives 5km from hostel or take shuttle bus-stops outside hostel.
Ferry/Boat
87km from Newfoundland Ferry in North Sydney. Take shuttle from ferry to hostel.
Car
Free on-site parking.
Rail
If arriving by rail in Truro or Halifax take rental car or shuttle which stops outside hostel.

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning

Energy

  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency appliances
  • Double-glazing windows

People

  • Working with local community

Waste

  • Recycling areas
  • Composting
  • Growing own vegetables

Water

  • Water savers in showers
  • Water recycling
  • Water-wise garden

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