Highlands Hostel

Call: Toll Free Canada:1-833-381-6553 or 1-902-383-2371

The Perfect place to stay on The Cabot Trail
"Highlands Hostel"

Come stay with us

Booking Form

Toll Free Canada:1-833-381-6553

 or 1-902-383-2371

cell phone coverage

Private/family room

  • Private Room
  • (Sleeps max 4 people)
  • 1 x queen sized bed
  • 1 x double bunk (79" (200cm) x 39" (100cm)

Shared loft area

  • Loft Bunks
  • 6 available
  • Bunks beds 79" (200cm) x 39" (100cm)

Here’s what Brian wrote

“This is one of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in and they’ve really made a great culture there in the short time they’ve been open. You’ll get absolutely the best insider inf on local travel spots in a hostel that feels like instant home! The renovated church is super funky, the hosts kind, campfire plentiful, and there’s even a gentle cat. Highest recommendation and thanks!”

Here’s what Alison wrote

“The only thing that could have been better is if I had an extra 2 or 3 days to stay here! Beautiful place, comfortable, and welcoming. The surrounding area is gorgeous to explore. Highly recommend!”

Here’s what Dani wrote

Best hostel I've ever been to! You'll think there's not a lot to do in the area, but think again and extend your stay! This family is amazing, we had nightly campfires, got to play with their 2 kids, and all their instruments are open for use. Definitely can't wait to come back!

Here’s what Joshua wrote

“This place is amazing. Beautiful location, incredibly friendly hosts and amazing hostel. Clean, comfortable, and unique...if you're travelling through Cape Breton this is the place to stay. The hosts were incredibly helpful and gave us a ton of tips for areas to explore, eat, and relax. Highly recommended.”

Weather in Cape North

Winter is a magical time of the year for us in Cape North, you need to be aware of the weather so you can ensure you and your vehicle are ready for what the roads are like for your journey.

See where the snow plows are in real time (when page opens click the + to enlarge map and show Cape Breton)

Remember we are ready for you are you ready for us?

Don't have a vehicle.

Don't worry we now have you covered.

Victoria County Transit is now running

So if you are flying into Sydney airport you can pre-order a bus to pick you up and take you to the Hostel. Once here you can also pre-order a bus to take you to your hiking destination, or you should be able to hook up with other guests.

Victoria County transit contact details:

Phone: 902-625-1474  Toll Free: 1-833-625-1475

Email: info@vctbus.ca

Website: www.vctbus.ca

Sample costs to go from Sydney airport to Highlands Hostel Cape North

One way costs

1 person $42

2 people $47 ($23.50 per person)

3 people $52 ($17.35 per person)

4 people $57 ($14.25 per person)

5 people $62 ($12.40 per person)

6 people $67 ($11.16 per person)

7 people $72 ($10.28 per person)

8 people $77 ($9.62 per person)

9 people $82 ($9.11 per person)

10 people $87 ($8.70 per person)

As you can see the more people that travel together the cheaper for everyone involved.

Cost to rent a car from the airport for 3 days

Compact car: $119

Gas: $100

Total cost: $219 plus 15% tax

Seasonal rates


November 1st to April 30th

Private/Family Room $150/Night (Sleeps 4)

Loft area Bunk beds: $50/Night

Spring/Summer & Fall

June 3rd to October 31st

Private/Family Room $138/Night (Sleeps 4)

Loft area Bunk beds $34.50/Night

**Above rates include taxes**

Booking inquiry important info

We will confirm by email if selected dates are available or not, should we have space we will block these off for you. you will have 24 hrs from receipt of our email to confirm that you will take the booking,

Canada Toll Free 1-833-381-6553



or email @ info@highlandshostel.ca

Highlands Hostel - your place to stay.

  • Private Room from
  • $150/night including tax November 1st to April 30th
  • $138/Night including tax June 1st to October 31st
    • (Sleeps max 4 people)
    • 1 x queen sized bed.
    • 1 x double bunk (79" (200cm) x 39" (100cm)
  • Loft Bunks from
  • $50/Night including tax November 1st to April 30th
  • $34.50/Night including tax June 1st to October 31st
    • 6 available.
    • Bunks beds 79" (200cm) x 39" (100cm)

***Call us for immediate vacancies Toll Free Canada 1-833-381-6553 or 1-902-383-2371***

Your holiday home (Click on any image for gallery)

Things to do and places to go

Want to know how you can fill your time while on Cape Breton.

Here is our Bucket list of some interesting places to visit and things to do.