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Cabot Trail Hostel

23349 Cabot Trail, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E 2P0, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

I've been warmly welcome by the owner,shane. We stayed in a nice 4 bunks room, there are two clean bathrooms in the hostel. When you're there you have access to the 2 kitchens, living room, you can also use the bbq on the deck or chill out around the campfire on the back yard. 10min by walk behind the hostel... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This hostel is located on the road just outside Pleasant Bay. It is a small hostel with only 4 others staying while I was there. Big communal spaces and plenty of space to cook. Nice walk down through the woods to Pleasant Bay. Dawn the manager was very helpful.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had a nice stay here this past week. We were happy to find a quiet atmosphere with lots of friendly faces - including the manager who was on site for much of the evening! We loved Pleasant Bay and were happy to have a bed, our own room and space in a fridge to store our... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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 August 22, 2014

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 August 22, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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 August 19, 2014

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 August 12, 2014 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 August 1, 2014 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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