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Bear on the Lake Guesthouse
10705 Highway #105
Cape Breton Island

Host: Carman Barteaux
Phone: (902) 756-2750
Tollfree: 1 866 718 5253


Bear on the Lake sits on our own mountain overlooking the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes of Cape Breton Island. We're between Baddeck and Whycocomagh and just down the road from world class sailing, hiking, beaches, kayaking, whale
watching and minutes from the start/finish of the Cabot Trail loop


Brier Island Backpackers
225 Water Street

Westport, Brier Island 

Host(s): Wally and Joyce DeVries
 Phone: (902) 839-2273



Come visit Nova Scotia's premiere whale watching destination, some of the best whale watching in North America! Brier Island Backpackers welcomes you to the scenic beauty and natural wonders of Brier Island. Enjoy the great harbour view or have a barbeque
on the sun deck. Open year-round.

Cabot Trail Hostel
23349 Cabot Trail
Cape Breton

Host(s): Pam O'Toole

Tollfree: 1 877-776-0707 

Within walking distance of the hostel, Pleasant Bay has a small general store/post office with a cash machine, several restaurants, gift shops, whale watching, beaches, a museum and a laundromat. Gas stations, banks, supermarket, etc. are located in Cheticamp (40 minutes from hostel) and Ingonish (approx 1 hour 30 minutes from the hostel.

Caledonia Country Hostel
9960 Highway #8

Host(s): Sharon and Dan

Phone: 902 682 3266
Tollfree: 1 877 223 0232

Located in SouthWest Nova Scotia, about 15km away from Kejimkujik National Park, this hostel offers a great opportunity to go and truly explore Keji (as the locals call it). Open year-round.


Digby Backpackers Inn
168 Queen Street

Hosts: Saskia & Claude
Phone: (902) 245-4573

The town of Digby is a mostly quiet fishing village nestled within the mild climate of the Annapolis Valley. It is harbored by the Annapolis Basin which opens up to the mighty Bay of Fundy, home to the highest tides in the world.


Halifax Backpacker Hostel
2193 Gottingen Street

Hosts: Michelle
Phone: (902) 431-3170

Centrally located on Gottingen Street, the city's hippest multicultural neighbourhood.


Heritage House Hostel
(HI Halifax)
1253 Barrington Street

Phone: 902.422.3863

HI-Halifax, the Halifax Heritage House Hostel, is located minutes from the waterfront, right in the heart of the city's vibrant downtown.


Lawrencetown Beach House
6 Wyndenfog Lane
East Lawrencetown

Hosts: Jes Alsop
Phone: (902) 827-2345

Located on the sandy & cobblestoned shores of Lawrencetown Beach. Private & dorm accommodation for surfers, backpackers & beach wanderers. Located right on the beach!!


Port Mouton International Hostel
8100 Highway 103
Port Mouton

Host(s): Bill Heppell & Geoff Smith
Phone: (902) 947-3140

 Located halfway between Halifax and Yarmouth,
close to the Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct National
Park. This hostel is only a short distance away from white sand beaches, surfing, hiking, salt and
fresh water fishing.
Daily bus service from Halifax to Yarmouth pass
right by the hostel, just ask to be dropped off.
Open year-round.


Kiwi Kaboodle/Kip & Kaboodle
2000 - 2014

The last time I managed to find time to
update this page was
18 May, 2014

Our backpacker hostel in Lunenburg & Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia can be rented like a cottage! New in 2011, you can rent the whole cottage which sleeps up to 11 people. It's close to both Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, as well as plenty of beaches, trails, museums, art galleries, shops and more.