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“One night stay along the trail”
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Cabot Trail Hostel
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The hostel is great. Dawn, the lady that runs the show is incredibly friendly, and exceptionally knowledgeable about the area. She was able to answer all of our questions and make a few really great recommendations that made our trip excellent. The room was clean, comfortable and the hostel itself was the same. I would definitely recommend the Cabot Trail Hostel for any budget conscientious traveller.

Room Tip: Bring your own food if you arrive after 7. Everything will be closed ; )
  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

I ended up staying at the hostel toward the end of their season. Dawn was a great host! She is friendly and helpful host. She was full of great recommendations on hikes and picturesque locations. The hostel has a great set up with 2 sets of kitchens and good common areas. She encourages the guests to interact by hosting games or activities or campfires. This is especially helpful because there is not much from a nightlife perspective in this area except for the fun you create yourself.

Room Tip: The private rooms are very good for a hostel
  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I had an excellent experience staying at the HI Cabot Trail. Dawn and Shane are very friendly and offer knowledgable insight into local events and activities. The hostel is kept very clean, is spacious and offers home like amenities. Overall a well run place and very affordable!

Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
Thank Alison W
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Good hostel which was very clean! Bunkhouse was good and cleaned regularly
Friendly host and great location. Two separate kitchen areas and enough space to be out of people's way.
Would definitely return.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
Thank Cat G
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is a wonderful hostel - there's a big bunkhouse as well as smaller dorms and private rooms. There are two fully-equipped kitchens and a bbq on a deck. There's also a fire pit which everyone is welcome to use! Dawn at the hostel is the most wonderful host you could ever have - so friendly, welcoming, and has a wealth of knowledge about the area which she is very happy to share. I highly recommend staying here!!

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We loved our stay at Cabot Trail hostel! It exceeded our expectations, and we would happily go back! :-) the host was incredible, she helped us along the way and was very service minded. Location is nice as well, close to the hiking trails, Rusty Anchor (with incredible lobster rolls!) and whale watching that guarantee whales ;-)

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

We stay there for one night in a private room. The staff is really friendly and helpful. The room is quiet cozy and clean. The washroom and kitchen are tidy as well. What you can feel in the hostel is comfortable and relaxation.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Ying-Hsun W
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Additional Information about Cabot Trail Hostel

Address: 23349 Cabot Trail, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E 2P0, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Pleasant Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Pleasant Bay
Price Range: $63 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clean, Friendly, Budget accommodation on the Cabot Trail, surrounded by the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The Cabot Trail Hostel is within walking distance of beaches, restaurants, whale tour boats, gift shops and the Whale Interpretive center and is an ideal place to stay while exploring the Cape Breton Highlands and surrounding area. We have both co-ed dorm rooms and private rooms. The hostel is well equipped with two kitchens, a bbq, three bathrooms as well as common areas and two newly built decks. A pleasant peaceful place to stay in Cape Breton. Hope to see you soon!! ... more   less 
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