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HI Cape Breton Island, Bear on the Lake Guesthouse

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HI Cape Breton Island

HI Cape Breton Island, Bear on the Lake Guesthouse

10705 Highway 105
Aberdeen, Nova Scotia
B0E 3M0

Overlooking Bras d'Or Lakes, HI Cape Breton Island is a central homebase on Cape Breton Island. Stop in before heading on to the Cabot Trail or to the ferry to Newfoundland from North Sydney. Explore nearby Baddeck (home of Alexander Graham Bell) and the Fortress of Louisbourg or just sit back and enjoy the lakes.

  • Waking up to a view of the Bras d'Or Lakes
  • Enjoying dinner under the stars on the deck
  • Renting a bike to explore on two wheels
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Useful Info

Open: may 1 - October 26 
Check-in: 16:00 
Check-out: 10:00


  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Bike rentals
    Bike rentals
  • Laundry room
    Laundry room
  • BBQ
  • Free parking
    Free parking
All Amenities & Facilities

A glimpse of the hostel

Hi Hostel Auberge Cape Breton Ambiance
Hi Hostel Auberge Cape Breton Living Space
Hi Hostel Auberge Cape Breton Private Room
Hi Hostel Auberge Cape Breton Dortoir
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Hi Hostel Auberge Cape Breton Exterior

Beds & Rooms

Private Rooms

Private Room

Great for families or small groups, our four-person private room has one double bed and two single beds. Sleeps 4.

  • Free WiFi
    Free WiFi
  • Linens
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Private Queen Room

Enjoy the views from our newly painted private room. Our private room features a queen bed and wardrobe. Linens and towels are provided. Sleeps 2.

  • Free WiFi
    Free WiFi
  • Towels
  • Linens
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Shared Rooms

5-Bed Room

Meet and mingle in our coed or female-only, five-person dorms. Linens are provided.

  • Free WiFi
    Free WiFi
  • Linens
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Group Bookings

HI Cape Breton Island is a relaxing, affordable and cottage-like getaway amongst acres of trees, overlooking the Bras d'Or Lakes. We welcome groups of up to 14 and offer cooking and communal areas great for your next group gathering.

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HI Cape Breton Island, Bear on the Lake Guesthouse

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