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Cabot Trail Hostel

23349 Cabot Trail, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E 2P0, Canada
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this hostel was clean, and the floor plan was user friendly. Dawn was very helpful with her knowledge of the area and services. it was a nice location and suitable for families. Whale watching boats were in walking distance as well as wilderness trails. Two kitchens and two bathrooms exceeded other hostels and there was use of games and tv.... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently stayed in the Cabot Trail Hostel and we were really impressed. It is a great value for the money. My wife is very dirt conscious and she was taken aback by how clean the hostel was. Dawn who runs it is the essence of helpfulness. She gave us insider advice on a number of things... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy spot, spent two nights there in one of the private rooms. Dinner at the Rusty Anchor up the road a good suggestion. Fiddlin going on everywhere, as this is Celtic country and summer Caelich festivals everywhere. Gorgeous scenery; we made the dive from the causeway all the way to Pleasant Bay, to then chill out and do some hiking.... More

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Kitscoty
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24 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hostel midway on the Cabot Trail. Our host Dawn was the best. We took her advise for dinner at the Rusty Anchor and we weren't disappointed. The co-ed bunk house dorm was comfortable and clean. We would have preferred a private room but all were booked on the day we were there. Next time we will plan earlier and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place for outdoor loving people who need a affordable place to stay and don't need a fancy place. The owner is a friendly and welcoming person that shares his experience and even food with his guests. That made our stay even greater and more enjoyable in great cape breton!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I spent two nights at this hostel. He had stayed before but this was my first hostel experience and I must say it couldn't have been better. The facilities were clean and Shane and Dawn were super friendly and welcoming. We stayed in the bunk house and then, unexpectedly, Shane moved us into the main house in... More

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spotlessly clean, wonderfully congenial and homey atmosphere. Dawn, the manageress is a delight and very helpful in recommending places to see, where to buy groceries and restaurants nearby. The hummingbird feeder on the deck was so interesting - she makes the nectar that attracts multiple ruby-throated hummingbirds at the same time. Will definitely recommend to others and return myself.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This cozy little place just radiates warmth and family, which is in no small part thanks to Dawn, who is the heart and soul of the hostel. Super friendly, super helpful and knowledgeable about the region, events, trails, etc. The rooms are spotless as are the bathrooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I had no intention of even stopping by, but a friend had highly recommended me to stay at hostels during my trip to save money, so i just thought i will check it out just for the heck of it, the staff was cheerful, the room was reasonable so i decided to take the experience, and believe it or not... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I have stayed in many different hostels around the world, but this was by far the most basic. My partner and I had a private room, which was large and cosy enough. However, the walls in this place were paper thin, and the gaps below the doors meant that we could hear EVERYTHING going on in the surrounding rooms (which... More

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Address: 23349 Cabot Trail, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E 2P0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Pleasant Bay
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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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