This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Port Hardy. To help you make friends with Port Hardy before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Port Hardy is located in the northeast of Vancouver Island in the British Columbia region of Canada. The port town is located in the midst of various wildness trails, including the BC Marine Trail and the North Coast Trail. It is also a popular spot for camping trips, kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, hiking, bird watching, caving, surfing, wildlife spotting, and fishing. The town is located in a beautiful spot, particularly for nature lovers, and the area provides lots of outdoor activities for all adventure levels.
Accommodation options include hotels, bed and breakfasts, Port Hardy hostels, cabins, and even boats. Hostels in Port Hardy are generally the cheapest options, especially for solo travelers. The other budget option is to stay at campsites -- this is great cheap way to travel for groups of friends. All accommodation options tend to be of a high standard, and include complimentary Wi-Fi, toiletries, towels, linen, tourist information, and private or shared bathrooms. Private and dorm rooms are often available in Port Hardy hostels. All accommodation options have hot water showers, heating, and fans for air conditioning. Hostels in Port Hardy usually also have a common area (lounge or dining area), and sometimes even a fully equipped communal kitchen. Hostels in Port Hardy are the best places to meet other travelers. Breakfast is sometimes included, however it is best to check in advance. Some Port Hardy hostels also offer information about the various hikes and trails in the area. During the summer months, it is wise to book in advance, as the town gets busy and accommodation books up quite far in advance.
Written by local enthusiast for Port Hardy hostelsKelly Sheldrick