HI-Tibbetts Point Lighthouse Hostel is located at the point where Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River meet. After the lighthouse became fully automated in 1976, the Victorian-era light keeper’s quarters was converted to a hostel. Don’t miss the chance to explore the Lighthouse Museum next door.

HI-Tibbetts Point Lighthouse Hostel offers great facilities including; a self-catering kitchen, beautiful garden, a playground and common rooms.

In the town of Cape Vincent, visit the Historical Museum, Fisheries Station - Aquarium and Breakwater Gallery. For a day-trip, explore the Thousand Islands or take the ferry from Cape Vincent to Wolfe Island and Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Relaxing
  • Nature-lovers
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Sightseeing

Green rating



Excellent hostel, beautiful location. I loved the good beds, full kitchen, helpfulness of the staff, and little touches, like a fresh local newspaper in the reading room. A couple suggestions: replace the paper towels in the bathrooms (to clean hands) with small towels that could be laundered, just like you do in the kitchen. Also, it seems odd that the guests are locked out from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but perhaps this is because of all the tourists checking out the lighthouse.


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Tue 28 Jul 2015

Such a cool place! We loved staying at a lighthouse, watching it come on at night after the sun set behind. We also had fun meeting interesting people form around the world. Comfy, clean and friendly, helpful staff.


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Thu 23 Jul 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

The new "learn how to fire a cannon" program at Fort Wllington (www.pc.gc.ca/wellington). This is a Canadian National Park so you will need a passport to travel from the States.

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Wed 24 Jun 2015

Nightlife & entertainment tip

the awesome night sky

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Wed 24 Jun 2015