Welcome to our hostel
HI-Esprit is a charming hostel known for its beautiful surroundings and its outdoor adventure programmes. You can participate in world-class event and activities in canoeing, kayaking and whitewater rafting or take riverboard trips (river surfing). The hostel also offers mountain biking, volleyball, swimming, climbing and many other activities! Our bar/restaurant offers delicious snacks and barbecues, as well as concerts and other events several nights a week.
Built of solid pine, the hostel HI-Esprit is located in Davidson, right on the banks of the Ottawa River, mid-way between the world famous Algonquin and Gatineau Parks.
The hostel is well off the beaten tourist track yet is still easily accessible by public bus to Pembroke or Fort Coulonge, by Moose Transport (backpackers' budget transportation company) or by an Esprit shuttle from Ottawa/Gatineau. For those in search of outdoor adventure, HI-Esprit will be a perfect destination!
Please note that some areas of the main building (bar and living room) are being rebuilt due to a fire. However, the hostel is open for business and still offers amazing rafting tours and outdoor activities by the river! Don't hesitate to contact the hostel team to learn more.