Hostelling International Cabot Trail


Hostelling International Cabot Trail


Shane Pizzariello
Hostelling International Cabot Trail
23349 Cabot Trail
Pleasant Bay, NS B0E 2P0
(902) 224-1976
(877) 776-0707


HI-Cabot Trail Hostel is located at the halfway point of the Cabot Trail in the community of Pleasant Bay, on Cape Breton Island. We offer two comfortable common areas with plenty of seating for relaxation after an adventurous day on the Cabot Trail.  

Within walking distance of the hostel, Pleasant Bay has a small general store and post office with several restaurants, gift shops, and a laundromat. Pleasant Bay is the whale watching capital of Cape Breton; there are more whales here than any other place in Nova Scotia, and whale sightings are guaranteed. Gampo Abbey is a Buddhist monastery which offers limited tours through their main quarters and grounds for all who wish to visit and learn more about their culture and way of life. The Timmons Folk Art Studio features items that have been handcrafted right in Pleasant Bay. The hiking trails in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park are some of the most popular anywhere in Nova Scotia. The Skyline trail boasts breathtaking views of the Cabot Trail and not only has beautiful scenery, but is also a common area for seeing moose and other wildlife. 

Our accommodations include 14 beds (Single bed) in co-ed dorm rooms, bunkhouse and one private room with three shared baths (3-piece with Shower or 4-piece). Free wireless Internet, two shared kitchens, common areas and parking are available. Outside, we have a barbecue, decks, horseshoes, and a firepit. Whalewatching tours can be arranged. Close to hiking trails in Cape Breton Highlands. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. 


    Beach Nearby

    Bed Size - D (Double)

    Bed Size - S (Single)

    Birds & Wildlife

    Cable or Satellite

    Cellular Access


    Clothes Storage

    Coffee Maker

    Computer Access (Available)

    Cyclists Welcome

    Environmentally Friendly

    Internet Access


    Motorcycles Welcome

    Non-Smoking Property

    Outdoor Parking

    Self-Contained Kitchen

    Shared Bath (3 Piece)

    Telephone (On-site)

    TV (On-Site)



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