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San Jose, California
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Reviewed October 27, 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... More 

Thank NLTraveler98101
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Reviewed September 12, 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!

Thank Alison W
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Reviewed September 8, 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.

Thank Cat G
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed September 2, 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... More 

Thank Bethea C
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Reviewed July 25, 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 ;-)

Thank Jenny Emilie J
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed June 28, 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.

Thank Ying-Hsun W
Sacre-Coeur-Saguenay, Canada
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Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Dawn the host is as welcoming as it gets, plenty of common areas. No food available in pleasant bay and sadly no breakfast at the hostel so do stop in chéticamp on your way not only for the Acadians but for a pit stop.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 20, 2016

I stayed in the Cabot Trail hostel for 2 nights last week. The hostel has a very warm and cosy atmosphere and it is in a beautiful and convenient location. Dawn, a woman who works at the hostel, is very kind and hospitable. She always has a friendly and welcoming smile and creates a very homely and comfortable mood in... More 

Thank AnneCutajar
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Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

On Canadian Thanksgiving weekend you can count on everything in pleasant bay being fully booked well ahead because the Celtic colours festival throughout Cape Breton draws people from all over the world. The hostel was the only place with space when I booked a few weeks in advance. My 18 year old son and I had a great stay. We... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely stay. Much appreciated the warm welcome and walk-around / tour of the hostel. Very helpful and friendly staff. The summer kitchen is lovely and a great place to meet other hostellers. Dawn gave us excellent recommendations on where to go to the beach and to get seafood. Make sure you get groceries before you arrive as there... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Cabot Trail Hostel

Address: 23349 Cabot Trail, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E 2P0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Pleasant Bay
Price Range: $25 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“The private rooms are very good for a hostel”
 of 5 bubbles NLTraveler98101, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“Make reservations, not many options in this area.”
 of 5 bubbles ChilamateWorld, Aug 21, 2014 | Read review
“i took the private room, and i will perhaps take the private room again.”
 of 5 bubbles bilaliz, Nov 9, 2013 | Read review
“We stayed in room 2, which was a private double with easy access to both washrooms, but all rooms are near washrooms. Nice and quiet setting.”
 of 5 bubbles 813jenniferk, Sep 10, 2013 | Read review
“The bunk house has 10 beds and one washroom, so it can be challenging to use the washroom. However, you can always drop by in the main house and use the washroom there. Also, you can walk to Capt Mark's whale tours from there.”
 of 5 bubbles espaciofinito, Aug 12, 2013 | Read review
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