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C and N Backpackers - Port Hardy

Hostel | 8740 Main Street, Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada V0N 2P0

78.4% Overall Rating

46 out of 60 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/09/2010)

Debra Ireson thinks…

"This was a really nice place to stay, it was right in town and friendly, it was really clean and the people were friendly and helpful, its right near the tourist info office who are great and a great…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

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About C and N Backpackers - Port Hardy

Surrounded by the scenic splendor of northern Vancouver Island, Port Hardy is the starting point for all kinds of adventures including journeys by ferry to Prince Rupert up the Inside Passage to the Queen Charlotte Islands. Port Hardy is the largest community on the northern tip of Vancouver Island and offers the advantages of urban amenities, but keeps its small town charm.

Port Hardy is also the starting point of the scenic and adventurous 46km-long North Coast Trail. This trail offers hikers and wild life enthusiasts stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and a remoteness found in only few places on earth. The North Coast Trail will join the existing 20 km-long Cape Scott Trail at Fisherman's Bay near Nissen Bight - a world renowned wilderness beach destination.

Situated in the heart of downtown Port Hardy, our hostel is located steps away from the bus depot, tourist information booth, ocean seawall and shops. From the hostel you can start your visit with a stroll, bike or roller-blade along the seawall. At one end of the seawall is the harbor with Coast Guard station, fishing troller's and sailing boats. You can also find several arts and crafts shops including the Cape Scott Gallery with its beautiful First Nation artwork. The small museum of Port Hardy gives you a glimpse into the colorful past of this northern region.

Beyond the seawall is the GWA'SALA- Nakwaxda'xw tribal council big house project. The First Nations culture has flourished on the North Island for thousands of years. A visit to the aboriginal village of Port Rupert exhibits their rich First Nations heritage. Just around the shore bend is Storey's beach, a great place to hang out in the sun on the fine sand beach, or have a picnic in the park. If you're lucky, you may see a whale swimming by or a black bear on the side of the highway. Bird watchers will find a large variety of resident and migratory bird species at the Quatse River estuary.

Across the street from the Port Hardy hostel is the local tourist info center, where you will find help to start your adventure into the wilds. Port Hardy is famous for sea kayaking, salt water as well fresh water fishing, diving, boating, whale watching, bear watching, and hiking.

A spectacular and most inexpensive golf course is open for guests. Rates start at around $30 a day. Near the hostel you can also find an indoor swimming pool and sauna. The bowling arena, shops and the library are all within walking distance of the hostel.

C&N BACKPACKERS in Port Hardy was originally built in 1979 and used until recently as Hardy Bay's movie theatre. The old theatre was an exciting meeting point for evening and weekend entertainment, for secret first dates, holding hands and first kisses. The former Movie theater has been completely remodeled and renovated as a hostel. Only the outside walls remain from its past. We offer private rooms and dorm rooms as well a kitchen, a sun deck with spectacular ocean views and much much more. A BBQ is available for guests as well as a communal lounge (the former movie theatre lobby) and TV room that invite guests to mingle. The hostel has Internet access for guests and is fully handicap accessible. Parking is available and is free. Linen and bedding is also provided.

The ferry shuttle bus picks up and drops off guests for a fee directly in front of the hostel.

Accommodation Information

we offer private rooms, double rooms, single beds in dormatories and family rooms.
please note: rates displayed at this site do NOT INCLUDE taxes.
upon check in we charge a tax on top of the rate!