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HI Cabot Trail

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See our groups page for bookings of 10 or more friends.

Consulte notre section groupes pour les réservations de 10 personnes ou plus.

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HI Cabot Trail

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this hostel is temporarily closed.

HI Cabot Trail

23349 Cabot Trail
Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia
B0E 2P0

Nova Scotia's Cabot Trail is one of the world's best road trips, winding around hilly Cape Breton Island with a panoramic view of the sea at every turn. HI Cabot Trail is in Pleasant Bay, within walking distance of shops, restaurants and the beach. Go whale watching, buy fresh lobster straight from the dock and enjoy a bit of Acadian heritage. 

This hostel is currently closed because of the pandemic and will reopen in 2021. 

  • Taking your time on the scenic route
  • Walking to the beach, shops, restaurants
  • Buying fresh lobster or crab from the dock
Reservations & Other Inquiries
Useful Info

Open: May 15 to October 21
Check-in: from 17:00
Check-out: before 11:00


  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free coffee & tea
    Free coffee & tea
  • Linen included
    Linen included
  • Bike rentals
    Bike rentals
  • Wheelchair accessible
    Wheelchair accessible
All Amenities & Facilities

A glimpse of the hostel

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Hi Cabot Trail Hostel Auberge Nova Scotia Front Yard
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Rooms & Beds

Shared Rooms


Bunk up in our bunkhouse, which sleeps 10 in five bunkbeds. This room comes with its own ensuite three-piece washroom

  • Free WiFi
    Free WiFi
  • Linens
  • Individual plugs
    Individual plugs
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Private Rooms

Family Room

Great for small groups, families or those looking to spread out, this room includes a double bed with a single on top, plus another bunkbed. Sleeps 5.

  • Free WiFi
    Free WiFi
  • Linens
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Private Family Room

Keep it cozy in our private family room offering one double bed and two single bunk style beds. Sleeps 4. A shared three-piece washroom is nearby.

  • Free WiFi
    Free WiFi
  • Linens
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Group Bookings

HI Cabot Trail welcomes groups of up to 19 and offers cooking and communal areas great for your next group gathering.

Groups Information

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