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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 98%

From 10 Reviews

Hostel rating (10)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 93%
Location 100%
Security 100%
Service 100%
Comfort 93%
Green rating 93%

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
10 or more people?

Cape Vincent Hostel

Hostel Cape Vincent

Hostelling International

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 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



Without out a doubt, the best hostel I have ever stayed in (I've stayed in about a dozen different ones both here in America and in Europe). The location and views are mind blowing.


Avatar for Rodney


Tue 13 Sep 2016

Loved it. I've never stayed in a Hostel before so was expecting something bare bones. I was pleasantly surprised!! There were fans in the bedrooms,nice bathrooms which included soap&shampoo, reading room,large, wonderful kitchen w/coffee maker &coffee. Coffee a real plus. My friend and I were traveling, by bicycle, around Lake Ontario, so we travel light and cannot bring much in the way of supplies. And, of course, the view at Tibbetts Point was fantastic, and the location very relaxing.


Avatar for Carol


Tue 06 Sep 2016

I would recommend this nice historical hostel! I could look out my window in the room where I stayed to watch the light from the lighthouse at night! You can sit on benches and watch the sunset with the breeze off of where the St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario meet! You can even swim near the lighthouse! The buildings were built in the 1820s, that is why the hostel only operates from June until Sept. I will be coming back to enjoy this quaint hostel!


Avatar for Kimberly


Sat 03 Sep 2016

Spend time each year as one of my favorite Hostels


Avatar for Richard


Thu 01 Sep 2016

A magnificent location for a hostel. Wonderful bicycling along the St. Lawrence and around the various peninsulas south of the hostel. The Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce has 4 or 5 bicycle route maps. The hostel needs some personal lockers for guests to place their "valuables" e. g., computers & cameras. This is necessary because some guests forget to press the security lock button on the door. Visitors to the Hostel area (lighthouse, museum, gift shop) are curious & try to enter the hostel.


Avatar for Harvey


Thu 01 Sep 2016


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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