Highlands Hostel
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highlands hostel

Highlands Hostel

Call: 1-902-383-2371

Welcome to our hostel.

We are located on the North end of the Cabot Trail, in Cape North, in a beautifully renovated 100 year old church, we are literally as close to heaven as you could ever imagine, with the majesty of the Highlands national park right on our back door step, minutes from the beaches and trails.

Your hosts for your stay are Bricin,Patricia,Billie & Cassius.

What you can expect

  • Shared kitchen
  • 5 x bathrooms (Total) (4 x Shared)
  • Loft area bunks,shared area (4 x bunks, 2 x single beds plus storage) with assigned full bathroom
  • Each bunk comes with private reading lamp
  • 1 x family (Private with lock) room sleeps 4 (1 x Double bed,1 x bunk)
  • Family/Private room with own full bathroom across hallway
  • Lower Dorm area 11 x bunks 2 x shared bathrooms
  • Pre-made beds with fresh linens
  • Non smoking environment
  • Laundry available
  • Free parking
  • BBQ
  • **New** Outdoor cooking station on the deck (see photo below)
  • Herb and veggie garden
  • Enjoy music by local fiddlers who drop in periodically.
  • Restaurant,gas station and grocery store, just a few steps away

For Your safety

Each room or area has the following.

  • Smoke detector.
  • Heat detector.
  • Carbon monoxide detector.
  • Fire Extinguisher.
  • Pull Fire alarm.
  • At each station is an escape map.
  • The large dorm has 2 egress windows.
  • The small dorm has two egress skylights.
  • The private room has an egress skylight.
  • We also have an AED defibrillator.
  • All the above in compliance with the Nova. Scotia fixed roof and building specifications. The alarm system is tested and certified annually.
  • AED Defibrillator
  • Fire pit
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Jam Room
  • Horseshoe pit (Regulation 40')
  • Large deck
  • Colourful hammocks in the back woods.
  • Cook a feast in the kitchen or BBQ on the deck
  • Internet desk
  • Board games
  • Toddler/Kids play area
  • Art table
  • Free Fibre optics WiFi 150mbps download - 150mbps upload
  • Full cell coverage
  • Charging areas for cell phones
  • All bunks have own USB charging sockets
  • Air conditioning
  • Bed linen supplied
  • hairdryer supplied
  • Shoe/Boot dryer
  • Towels supplied
  • Shower soap & hair shampoo supplied.
  • Luggage storage
  • Secure bike storage.
  • No Smoking allowed
  • No pets allowed

Check out our brand new paved parking lot and drivesway

Keeping you and our community safer

We are now an AED compliant  installation, Victoria County have supplied us with an AED, so we can now keep our guests and community safer and also when locals phone 911 for any heart issue they will be given our address and they can knock on our door anytime of the day/night and request the use of the AED, it;s hanging just inside the door behind the screen door

Here’s what Shashwat wrote

Highlands Hostels was one of the best hostels I've ever been to! The place was very homey, clean and enjoyable. Felt very safe being here despite COVID times cause of safe measures considered by the hosts. Bricin, Patricia and the kids were very warm and welcoming. Bricin provided some great suggestions to explore the Cabot Trail during the day and jammed some great music at the night time! Came here in a group of 5 friends, everyone loved the place, ended up staying couple extra days and will surely come back again!

Highlands Hostel

Family Room sleeps 4 $159.64/Night

One of two  Bunk Lofts $54.07/Night

Loft bunks

Lower dorm sleeps 11

Dorm area sleeps 11

Lower bunk room

One of 2 bathrooms

Lower dorm
Hostel bathroom

Main kitchen

Church kitchen

Want to cook "Al Fresco", we have that covered, with our outdoor cooking station.

Outdoor Shower

After a hard days hiking or cycle ride over the mountains, we now have an outdoors shower for you to cool off in, be one with nature

shower outdoors

Movie nights

Nightly fire pit

How to get to us

If driving from Halifax it will take 5 hours.

If driving from Sydney it will take 2.5 hours