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HI – Tibbetts Point Lighthouse

33439 Country Route 6, Cape Vincent, New York, 13618, United States

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Overall Rating 97%

From 7 Reviews

Hostel rating (7)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 97%
Location 100%
Security 94%
Service 100%
Comfort 89%
Green rating 97%

Located next to the historic Tibbetts Point Lighthouse, this hostel has great views of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and sunsets over Canada. Located two miles beyond the village of Cape Vincent NY. Can also be reached by ferry from Kingston ON.

  • Dorm
    From $30.00
  • Private
    From $60.00
10 or more people?

Cape Vincent Hostel

Hostel Cape Vincent

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

2018 Season Dates: June 08 - September 09.
HI Tibbetts Point Lighthouse hostel is located two miles beyond the town centre of Cape Vincent, New York, on the banks of Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence River. This seasonal hostel, with limited open dates, has great views of the lake and river, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and sunsets over Canada. It can be reached from either the US or from Canada (Kingston to Wolfe Island to Cape Vincent).

While you are staying at the hostel, stop by the Lighthouse Museum next door and tour on bicycle or foot the historic sites of Cape Vincent.Popular day trips include Thousand Islands boat tours, the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, Sacketts Harbor, and the many state parks in the area. Many guests make the crossing into Canada to visit Wolfe Island and Kingston. This is a great region for cycling, kayaking, and fishing.

Due to its small staff, the hostel has a lockout period from 10am to 5pm daily. There is no curfew. 2018 season dates: June 08 - September 09.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 17:00 and 21:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 21:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 7 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3.00 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Only parties of mixed sex may be accommodated in mixed (co-ed) dorms.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 30 mile radius of the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 16 Jun to 10 Sept

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 21:00
From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-315-654 3450

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Saint Lawrence Seaway (At or next to the hostel)
  • Lake Ontario (At or next to the hostel)
  • Thousand Islands (At or next to the hostel)

See the full list of attractions



Great location & very friendly host!! I just can recommend this place


Avatar for Carsten


Sun 09 Sep 2018

This is a terrific location, the hosts were nice, and we enjoyed our stay and the area. However, the indoor common areas are pretty small and it must be awfully cramped if there is anything close to a full house. We had no problem preparing meals at roughly the same time as the other couple who were there during our 2-day stay, but we did get in each other's way a little bit and there are enough beds for 14 more people. I hope the hostel does well, but I can't imagine it if it were full.


Avatar for Bruce


Sat 01 Sep 2018

The hostel is very clean and tidy. Although it gets a little bit hot during the summer


Avatar for William


Fri 10 Aug 2018

Only downside to this hostel was really common areas... a small kitchen and a tiny living room type area. Otherwise, this was a really nice hostel in a stunningly picturesque location. Also well located for exploring the 1000 Islands or even hiking in the Western Adirondacks (which I did) or many state parks in the area. The hosts were super friendly and helpful. Plus how cool is it sleeping next to a lighthouse.


Avatar for Brian


Mon 30 Jul 2018

The caretakers were very welcoming, informative, and helpful. I am an old time hosteler and have changed as hosteling has changed and I actually found the lack of wifi in the actual hostel a bit of a pain. Maybe it is a blessing in disguise - I had to wait until the caretakers' house opened in the morning to make use of the wifi which put me in touch with a few people for conversations. So maybe keeping the wifi accessibility in the caretakers' house is a smart move.


Avatar for Jeffrey


Mon 16 Jul 2018


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (3 to 5km)
  • Cinema (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (3 to 5km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (More than 10km)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (3 to 5km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (3 to 5km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (3 to 5km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Watertown NY 27 miles seviced by USAIR
Watertown NY Trailways 27 miles
ferry from Kington ON to Wolfe Island and then to Cape Vincent
Alternate Transport
ferry from Kingston ON to Wolfe Island; rent bike to cross Wolfe Island and ferry to Cape Vincent: cycle 2.3 mi to the hostel
Parking at the hostel.
Syracuse 100 miles.

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