All Hostels in Cape Breton Island

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Get to know Cape Breton Island (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Cape Breton Island. To help you make friends with Cape Breton Island before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Cape Breton Island is not only spectacular, but also as an island, it is quite large. If you are going to do this island well and see all things worth seeing, you really do need a car. There is so much to see and do on Cape Breton Island, it is really worth taking the time out to drive around and explore the entire region. You won't be disappointed! The visitor information center can give you maps with the routes of all of the most popular drives on the island and get you well equipped for your journey.

The Cape Breton Highlands National Park, a must-see if you are coming to the island, is on the northwestern tip of the island and takes up quite a vast area of the coastline. The scenery is stunning and it has some of the most amazing coastal walks in Canada. Make sure that when you travel through the national park, you start with a full tank of fuel; there are not many places to refuel on the road through the national park.

The main town of Cape Breton Island (and also the largest) is Sydney -- this is where you can take the ferry from North Sydney to Newfoundland. It is a good place to stock up on anything you need -- there are shopping malls, supermarkets, and other stores, as well as a Walmart for keeping costs down.

Cape Breton Island hostels are far and few between; as the island covers such a large area, Cape Breton hostels may be more than a hundred kilometers away from each other. Many of the hostels on Cape Breton Island are also fairly isolated, so ensure that you not only have everything that you need with you, but also sufficient fuel in your car for getting to and from the hostels.

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Other Nearby Cities
Chéticamp Chéticamp (56 Km / 35 mi.)
Souris Souris (117 Km / 73 mi.)
Magdalen Islands Magdalen Islands (162 Km / 101 mi.)
Charlottetown Charlottetown (183 Km / 114 mi.)
Brackley Beach Brackley Beach (189 Km / 117 mi.)
St. Andrew's St. Andrew's (211 Km / 131 mi.)

FAQ about Cape Breton Island Hostels

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    Your Packing List for Cape Breton Island

    Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Cape Breton Island and Canada.

    You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

    1. Padlock
    2. Earplugs
    3. Sleeping Mask
    4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
    5. Head Lamp

    These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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