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HI - Cap-Aux-Os Hostel - Forillon

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Hostelz.com's Review
If you want to explore Forillon Nation Park, HI - Cap-Aux-Os Hostel - Forillon is the perfect place to be. It is open all year around and sleeps in about eighty people. The staff are very friendly and will direct you to all the good hiking and viewing spots in the area.

The Location

The hostel is situated at Cap-Aux-Os direct at the south entrance of the Forillon National Park at Route 132 (in the summer the bus stops right in front of the hostel -- off season in Gaspé about twenty-five kilometers away). There is a small grocery store, a restaurant, and a take away place nearby, but if you want to stay longer in that area you should do your shopping in Gaspé.

Walking and hiking trails can be reached by car within ten minutes or just rent a bike at the hostel and explore the area. The beach is just across the street and if you are lucky you can see whales passing by -- you can go on a whale watching boat or kayak to get a closer look.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms, the kitchen, and the bathrooms are very clean and tidy. There is a shortage of showers and toilets when the place is full and the showers are so small that moving and dressing is quite hard. The kitchen is huge but not well equipped. The dorms are ok but with not so much space to store your luggage.
Security seems to be good with a lock for the door to the hostel but no locks for the dorms.

Common Spaces

The common area is quite small for that many people but there is a huge dining area that can be used the rest of the day as well. There is a TV, free games, and a bookshelf. They have free wireless but you have to pay to use the internet. There is a big terrace in front of the house overlooking the bay. You will have to pay extra for the breakfast in the morning and you can have dinner à la carte in this place as well.

Summary

This hostel is a good place to stay and enjoy a day or more in the Forillon National Park. It is clean, tidy, and secure but a big place with not so much atmosphere. The staff are very friendly and give you advice for the best places to see moose, beaver, whales, dolphins, and bears.

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June 2009

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HI - Cap-Aux-Os Hostel - Forillon Reviews from the Web
Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
4   Simple and neat Stayed a night with a mate in Oct. 2003. Place was clean overall. washing machine worked well enough. Staff drove us to the nearest NP, which we didn't expect. That was good offer. Distance between here and park is walkable.  , Japan ()

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