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HI - Trinity East

Site #1, P.O. Box 33, Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0C 2H0, Canada

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HI Trinity Skerwink Hostel is Newfoundland's best rural budget accommodation. Kayaking, cycling, whales, puffins and breathtaking hikes!

10 or more people?

Port Rexton Hostel

Hostel Port Rexton

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI-Trinity Newfoundland is situated at the heart of the Newfoundland Discovery Trail! In the beautiful fishing village of Trinity East, HI Trinity Newfoundland is the perfect destination for coastal hikes, sea kayaking, whale watching, and icebergs!

For those interested in a relaxing get away, HI-Trinity Newfoundland is located just outside the historic merchant town of Trinity, the abandoned community of British Harbour, and the Rising Tide Theatre, an award winning theatre company that offers a ?blend of drama, culture, and history?.

We offer a shuttle service around the area for those traveling on foot, full laundry facilities, breakfast in the price and additional baked goods for purchase when available, and moose in the garden!

We're the perfect place to visit, whether you're excited about taking on the Atlantic in a tiny kayak, or challenging yourself on the beautiful local hikes, or you'd just like to relax, have a cup of tea, and watch an iceberg float by.

After spending a summer here we simply fell in love with Newfoundland, for the ocean, the hills, the wildlife, and the wonderfully warm locals, we invite you to come and fall in love too.


Prices are non-member prices

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Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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Important info

  • Additional tax of 15% is payable at check-in.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 10 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 15 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Children under the age of qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • 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
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 04 May to 28 Oct

From 09:00 to 13:00
From 15:00 to 19:00
From 15:00 to 19:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Skerwink Trail (and other hikes) (Less than 500 m)
  • Kayaking (At or next to the hostel)
  • Historic Town of Trinity (Rising Tide Theatre) (3 to 5km)

See the full list of attractions



Eine sehr liebevoll eingerichtete und gemütliche Herberge an einem wunderschönen Ort. Der Skerwink Trail mit grandioser Aussicht auf die Bucht von Trinity beginnt nur wenige Schritte von der Herberge entfernt.


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Sun 12 Jun 2016

Charming hostel with enthusiastic staff. The freshly baked bread for breakfast was great. Lockers for personal belongings/valuables are needed.


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Mon 31 Aug 2015

My rating says it all. They seemed ill prepared for the number of people they were accommodating.


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Sat 18 Jul 2015

Hi Amy, I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. I recall that we had a large amount of walk-ins that evening, so our complimentary breakfast was not as well stocked as it usually is. In an effort to improve ourselves, is there anything specifically we could work on to make our hostel better in the future? Martha

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HI - Trinity Newfoundland,

Mon 20 Jul 2015

This is a well-run hostel in a nice location. Visitors should note, however, that you are only likely to see icebergs in this area very early in the season and you are only likely to see whales later in the season.


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Sat 27 Jun 2015

I liked everything about my stay there even stayed 2nights more than planned .the hostel has a really great atmosphere from the moment you step in .The hosts are very nice and extremely knowledgeable and just so helpful. There are several good hikes within a few metres of the hostel . In short I had a great stay in a excellent hostel with hosts who are exceedingly pleasant and great hiking as well .


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Sat 13 Jun 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • Cinema (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (3 to 5km)
  • National / State Park (5 to 10km)
  • Nightlife (3 to 5km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (2 to 3km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Theatre (3 to 5km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Bus: From both Bonavista and St John’s there is a regular $40 Door to door shuttle service available daily through: Bonavista Cabs – 709-468-2457 Marsh’s Taxi – 709-468-7715 Shirran’s Taxi – 709-468-7741
Boat: Docking is available in the beautiful Trinity East Bay. Send us an email ( telling us when you’re getting in and we’ll come pick you up.
Alternate Transport
Driving and cycling: From St John’s Follow the Trans Canada Highway WESTBOUND toward Clarenville. Once you have passed Clarenville turn onto the 230 toward Bonavista. From the Trans Canada Highway Follow Highway 230 for 66 kilometres into Port Rexton. At the yellow service station turn right onto Rocky Hill Road following signs to Trinity East. After the school we are the big blue house on the right at the bottom of the hill (300 metres beyond the “Trinity East” sign). Email at for map and call +1 (709) 436 3033 for driving directions! There are five parking spaces and we offer bike storage. Free parking available
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

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