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HI Cape Breton Island, Bear on the Lake Guesthouse

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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.

Welcome to

HI Cape Breton Island

Bear on the Lake Guesthouse

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

HI Cape Breton Island, Bear on the Lake Guesthouse

10705 Highway 105
Aberdeen, Nova Scotia

Overlooking Bras d'Or Lakes, HI Cape Breton Island is a central homebase on Cape Breton Island. Stop in before heading on to the Cabot Trail or to the ferry to Newfoundland from North Sydney. Explore nearby Baddeck (home of Alexander Graham Bell) and the Fortress of Louisbourg or just sit back and enjoy the lakes.

  • Waking up to a view of the Bras d'Or Lakes
  • Enjoying dinner under the stars on the deck
  • Renting a bike to explore on two wheels
Reservations & Other Inquiries
Useful Info

Open: May 1 to October 26 
Check-in: from 16:00
Check-out: before 10:00


  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Bike rentals
    Bike rentals
  • BBQ
  • Free parking
    Free parking
All Amenities & Facilities

A glimpse of the hostel

Hi Hostel Auberge Cape Breton Ambiance
Hi Hostel Auberge Cape Breton Living Space
Hi Hostel Auberge Cape Breton Private Room
Hi Hostel Auberge Cape Breton Dortoir
Hi Hostel Auberge Cape Breton Exterior

Rooms & Beds

Shared Rooms

5-Bed Room

Meet and mingle in our coed or female-only, five-person dorms. Linens are provided.

  • Free WiFi
    Free WiFi
  • Towels
  • Linens
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Private Rooms

Private Room

Great for families or small groups, our four-person private room has one double bed and two single beds. Sleeps 4.

  • Free WiFi
    Free WiFi
  • Towels
  • Linens
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Private Queen Room

Enjoy the views from our newly painted private room. Our private room features a queen bed and wardrobe. Linens and towels are provided. Sleeps 2.

  • Free WiFi
    Free WiFi
  • Towels
  • Linens
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Group Bookings

HI Cape Breton Island is a relaxing, affordable and cottage-like getaway amongst acres of trees, overlooking the Bras d'Or Lakes. We welcome groups of up to 14 and offer cooking and communal areas great for your next group gathering.

Groups Information

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