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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 94%

From 20 Reviews

Hostel rating (20)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 98%
Security 91%
Service 98%
Comfort 87%
Green rating 91%

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.

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Cape Vincent Hostel

Hostel Cape Vincent

Welcome to our hostel

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. 2016 season dates: June 17-September 10.


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
  • 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
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • 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.
  • 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 17/06/2016 to 11/09/2016

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)

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Hostel manager was more than kind to stay up a half hour late to greet me. Very good experience with a lovely hostel, in a terrific location. They should get more visitors out there if they could have some more publicity for the place---really nice!


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Wed 02 Sep 2015

Had an excellent time talking with the host and his guests. He was very helpful and informative. Learned several new things and just had an interesting conversation.


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Mon 31 Aug 2015

Perfect in every way. I think Tibbetts Point must be the most beautiful spot on the seaway. The hostel is super clean and the inn keeper is so welcoming. If u want to look out at the big ships, see the sunset and fall asleep with a cool breeze and the sound of the waves hitting the rocky shore, then this is the place for you. This is my first time in a hostel and I would come back in a New York minute.


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Thu 06 Aug 2015

Excellent location! Facilities / interior outdated. The place is worth to upgrade!


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Thu 06 Aug 2015

hostel is in a great location and has great character. The building needs substantial work and upgrade of facilities. Kitchen is very poorly outfitted and would be a cause of frustration for any traveller wanting to self-cater and cook even a basic meal.


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Tue 04 Aug 2015


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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