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!

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!

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Sightseeing

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