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HI Trinity Skerwink Hostel

Hostel | Rocky Hill Road, Trinity East, Trinity, Newfoundland, Canada NL A0C 2H0

Recent review (09/08/2014)

"The people there are so friendly and warm! There are also a lot of board games available to play with!"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • 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.

Tax Policy (payable to property)

Sales Tax 13.00%

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 15:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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HI Trinity Newfoundland is a cosy hostel run by backpackers for backpackers. Our goal is to provide budget accommodation in beautiful Trinity Bay to allow the world to fall in love with the hikes and the wildlife of this region, as we have. Read more

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About HI Trinity Skerwink Hostel

HI Trinity Newfoundland is situated at the heart of the Newfoundland Discovery Trail! In the beautiful fishing village of Trinity East, HI Trinity Newfoundland is the perfect destination for coastal hikes, sea kayaking, whale watching, and icebergs!

For those interested in a relaxing get away, HI Trinity Newfoundland is located just outside the historic merchant town of Trinity, the abandoned community of British Harbour, and the Rising Tide Theatre, an award winning theatre company that offers a “blend of drama, culture, and history”.

We offer a complimentary breakfast, linen, towels, and additional baked goods for purchase when available.
We also run a tour program from the hostel, giving guests the opportunity to explore the area with a knowledgeable local.

We’re the perfect place to visit, whether you’re excited about taking on the Atlantic in a tiny kayak, or challenging yourself on the beautiful local hikes, or you’d just like to relax, have a cup of tea, and watch an iceberg float by.

Accommodation Information

We have two dormitory rooms: a 6-sleeper with en-suite, and 6-sleeper with shared bathrooms.

We have three private rooms: a double, and two family rooms with Houston bed (double with single on top). Both with shared bathrooms.

Camping is available on our property with use of our amenities (kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry) and breakfast for $15 per night per person.

Low season rates (May, June, and September):
Dormitory rooms: $29 per night
Double rooms: $59 per night
Family rooms: $74

High season rates (July and August):
Dormitory rooms: $34 per night
Double rooms: $69 per night
Family rooms: $85

We have a fully equipped kitchen, a games room full of games to amuse all ages, lounge area where you can relax with a book or chat to your fellow hostellers, a dining room, and a laundry room. The bedrooms are all separate from the communal spaces to ensure privacy. We have a large outside area with a fire-pit where we host nightly campfires. From the top deck at the right time of year you can see icebergs float through Trinity Harbour.

Location Information

Trinity East and the surrounding areas are ideal for bird and whale watching. Once a year, the Capelin, a breed of small fish, roll onto the beach in the thousands to breed and lay eggs. As a result, other wildlife flock to the area for a veritable buffet of unsuspecting fish. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to see whales, birds of prey, puffins, and so much more — and be sure to bring your camera!

You can expect to see:

- Bald Eagles

- Arctic Tern

- Osprey

- Atlantic Puffin

- Humpback Whales

- Minke Whales

- Orcas

- Seals

- Fin Whales

- In May and June, you might even see an iceberg!

Skerwink Trail
Starting less than 500 meters from our door, the Skerwink trail has been rated the third best ocean trail in Canada by Travel and Leisure Magazine, and one of the top ten in the world.

This walk is a spectacular five kilometer cliff top circuit that will take between one and three hours depending how long you want to watch whales from the look out points.

Elliston Puffin Walk
Just 30 minutes up the road from HI Trinity Newfoundland is an enormous puffin colony. Visitors are able to walk (five minutes) to the edge of the cliff face to watch these sea birds in their natural habitat.

Klondike Trail
This is a five kilometer linear trail that follows an old railway track from Elliston North to the beautiful Spillar’s Cove, near the historic town of Bonavista.

Klondike will take two hours, and is located approximately 40 minutes from HI Trinity Newfoundland.

Maberly Trail
The trail is 17 kilometres and takes hikers from the town of Little Catalina to Maberly. This is a beautiful coastal trail that offers dozens of opportunities for whale watching.

This walk will take around five hours. The drive to Little Catalina from HI Trinity Newfoundland is 30 minutes.

Murphey’s Cove Trail
This eight kilometer loop showcases lots of great headlands for viewing the surrounding communities, whales, seabirds, and boats out in Trinity Bay.

The walk is moderately difficult and takes around three hours. The drive to Port Union from the HI-Trinity Newfoundland will take about 30 minutes.

Fox Island Trail
The trail is a three kilometer loop that takes you around the scenic and historic Fox Island. The walk begins with a steep climb onto the Island and ends looking back toward beautiful Trinity Bay.

From the hostel this walk will take you around 3 hours. The walk itself is around a 1 hour loop.

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