The Cabot Trail Hostel is located at the half way point of the Cabot Trail in the community of Pleasant Bay at 23349 Cabot Trail. We are also 5 hours from Halifax, 3 hours from the Canso Causeway at Port Hawkesbury, and 3 hours from the Newfoundland ferry. After entering the Cape Breton Highlands National Park near Cheticamp, travel 40 minutes along the Cabot Trail. The hostel will be 2km on your left after coming down the Mackenzie Mountain at Pleasant Bay. Entering the park from Ingonish, travel about an hour and a half, about 5km after coming down the North Mountain you will enter Pleasant Bay. Stay on the Cabot Trail for a few more kms until reaching the hostel on the right.
The Cabot Trail Hostel is located at the half way point of the cabot Trail. You can leave the hostel in the morning and visit any location on the Cabot Trail and be back at the hostel for supper and enjoy a relaxing evening with our guests. We are in the perfect location to visit and explore the Cabot Trail. Each day you could do a portion of the cabot Trail and return to our newly renovated, clean, cozy, welcoming hostel each evening to relax and get a good nights sleep, to be ready for a adventure the next morning.
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 hostel). This means if you come clockwise or counter clockwise around the Cabot Trail you will be able to get all the necessities before continuing to the hostel.