highlands hostel

Highlands Hostel

Call: 1-902-383-2371

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(1) Do you have vacancies.?
Call us on 1-902-383-2371 or locally on 902-383-2371 or book online Here.

(2) How long does it take to drive to you from Halifax (NS) and Sydney (NS)
From Halifax it will take 5 hours
From Sydney it will take 2.5 hours driving

(3) When are you open?
Year round(ish)
12 months
Call us 902-383-2371
or book online Here.

(4) Are pets allowed?

(5) Can we do laundry?

(6) What are your prices in?
Being a Canadian company all our prices are in Canadian dollars, so your bank or credit card company will convert the Canadian dollars into your local currency. Visitors from the USA will save a lot on the exchange rate

(7) How many rooms do you have and what are your rates?
We have currently 1 x family room with a Double sized bed and 2 x Twin sized bunk beds $159.64/night includes taxes.

Plus we have 2 bunk lofts and 1 lower level dorm with 17 x beds. $54.07/night Includes taxes

(8) Is this a non smoking hostel?

(9) How can we book?
Call on 1-902-383-2371 or book online Here.

(10) What do you supply with your hostel for our stay?
There will be fresh linen on your pre made bed, towels,soap,hairshampoo and conditioner supplied, hairdryer available. Plus 5 shared bathrooms

(11) Do you have parking?
Yes there is ample FREE parking

(12) Where can we buy groceries?
There is a local grocery store about 3 minutes walk

(13) Is there a restaurant for us to get meals ?
Yes, there are 2 local restaurant about 5 minutes walk from us

(14) Do you have cell phone coverage and FREE WIFI at your hostel?
Yes, we have full cell phone coverage and FREE Fibre optics Wi-Fi 150mbps download time - 150mbps upload time plus we have a computer workstation for those traveling off the grid with fibre optics internet service

(15) Can we prepare our own meals?
Yes, we have a communal kitchen, plus an out door kitchen on the deck and a fire pit for your marshmallows.

(16) Who will be our hosts during our stay?
Patricia and Bricin and their 2 kids Billie and Cassius, plus (Grandpa) Peter.

(17) What are check in and check out times?
Check in anytime after 3pm. Check out by 11am

(18) What can I do on Cape Breton Island?
What can't you do! Here is a page of some interesting places to visit, plus you are going to be blown away by its natural beauty and scenery on every corner you turn.

(19) How long is the Cabot Trail?
It is 185 miles (295 KM) or 4 hours driving.

(20) Can we book the whole Church?
Yes...Call us for rates and availability on 1-902-383-2371

(21) Do I need a parks pass if i am just driving through the Cabot Trail
No.You only need a parks pass if you stop at any of the parks Hiking trails, not if you are just driving through the trail

(22) I don't have a vehicle, how can I get to the Hostel
Don't worry, we now have a bus service from Sydney and other areas to Cape North, click here for more information

(23) Is there a quiet time in the Hostel.
We try to make 10pm the quiet time, so travellers can get their rest, however should guests still want to chat, they can do this either by the fire pit, or in the RV that is parked by the fire pit

(24) Can I request a lower bunk
Yes you can, when booking online there is a "Special Request" field, put your request there and we will make it happen for you.


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