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Thunder Bay’s Urban Basecamp

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Modern Industrial Style Private Rooms

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Hello & Welcome!

Thunder Bay’s first downtown hostel has arrived! We are one block from the waterfront of Lake Superior and even closer to the unique art, entertainment, and culinary infusion that is downtown Port Arthur. Our main mission is to have our guests having the best local experience possible. Superseding backpacker heaven's far and wide, let us set you on the right adventure.

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ROOMS & FACILITIES

We offer unique male and female POD dormitory options, inspired from our friends in Edinburgh Scotland; mixed rail car style dormitories, and of course, private options.

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OUR HOME TOWN

Thunder Bay, located on the shores of Lake Superior, is where adrenaline junkies thrive, foodies gorge, and musicians and artists become one with the downtown.

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ADVENTURE PACKAGES

Looking for a little adventure when you stay with us? We offer ice climbing, skiing (downhill and cross-country), sailing and rock climbing packages!

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REVIEWS

Our customers have some great things to say about their stays! To write your own review, or to view more, visit our google listing:

  • review rating 5  This place has a European flair! It reminded me of my travels in Europe and hosteling over there! Really enjoyed seeing travellers from around the world using our local hostel. Great job done on it! Great service! Thank you!

    thumb Julia Mallouk
    5/02/2019

    review rating 5  Had a great stay at The Haven Hostel. A lot of heart has been put into this place, and it adds a lot to the community. Paul is a font of local info if you can catch him, and the location is central in an up and coming area.

    thumb Dan Shilensky
    4/06/2019

    review rating 5  Place was extremely clean, beautiful, excellent amenities, and the included breakfast was delicious. Check-in/check-out was seamless and the staff were accommodating for me given I was looking for a quiet space to study. Lots of great places to eat in the immediate area, and overall a pleasure to stay here. Good price, and I would be happy to stay here again in a heartbeat!

    thumb Pierce Remler
    4/02/2019

    review rating 5  The Haven Hostel exceeded my pre conceptions. Great service from all staff from check in with Holly. Clean dorm room that had plug ins, small shelf, light & fan in each bed pod. Very comfortable bed & pillow with very spacious shared washroom & private shower rooms. Excellent breakfast both mornings with ample choices very all. The common room was nicely furnished & comfortable. I felt like a guest at my buddies house as I felt that comfortable. My stay was part of a training group which required last minute accommodations. I admit I was a little sceptical when advised where we were staying but would definitely return. Keep up the great work Holly, Paul and staff.

    thumb Roy Harten
    4/01/2019
  • review rating 5  This hostel absolutely exceeded any hostel I've been too. Fantastic, clean, well decorated and they even make you breakfast! Come and see Holly and The Boss.

    thumb Helena Maur
    3/01/2019

    review rating 5  I had a superb time here. Definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a warm, cozy place to rest. Breakfast is included and the staff are friendly and very welcoming!

    thumb Julien Suta
    2/26/2019

    review rating 5  Great customer service, private rooms and atmosphere. You will not be disappointed. A must try! Boss, the dog, is the cutest!

    thumb Loredana Le Donne
    2/15/2019

    review rating 5  Awesome hostel, felt welcome right away. Staff was friendly and very helpful. They helped me when my car would not start in the morning. Bed was very comfortable with a curtain for privacy. Common areas where great with plenty of space to sit and talk to people. Very clean. Strongly recommend.

    thumb Michaël Tremblay
    1/21/2019
  • review rating 5  I've stayed any many hostels around the world and this one is top notch by any standard. The amenities are what you would expect from what would be advertised as a 'flash packers' in some other countries. Location is perfect. All the best restaurants and pubs are within walking distance, as is the marina and lake Superior. Lots of great live music venues in the area too. Highly recommend!

    thumb James Foulds
    12/13/2018

    review rating 5  Excellent in every sense of the word. Now my go-to place for visits to Thunder Bay. Cheaper than any hotel you'll stay at, located in a great side of town, and you won't regret it. Whether you a book a private room or a pod, you're guaranteed a good night's rest and you for $40-$90 you really can't go wrong.

    thumb Bradley Best
    9/25/2018

    review rating 5  I've been here 3 times - absolutely fantastic hostel. Spacious, clean, capsule style rooms, great breakfast, and owners that really care about their craft and making sure you have a great stay. Look at their perfect 5 star record! (as of this review 2018.09.22) Highly recommend for cheap but great accommodation in TBay.

    thumb Adam Fundytus
    9/22/2018

    review rating 5  I have experienced hostels in London, Paris, Brussels, Lisbon, Porto, Seville and I find it shocking to discover that one of the best (if not THE BEST) exists here in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Beautiful kitchen, lounge area, great water pressure in the showers, a book share and even a garage where you can rent bicycles, kayaks, and paddle boards... This is clearly a hostel made by travellers for travellers. If your passing through Thunder Bay you SHOULD stay here. Seriously stellar place.

    thumb Josh Millard
    8/23/2018
  • review rating 5  I rarely give 5 stars. The staff was great, the service is great. The accommodations are excellent. Very awesome vibe from this place that entices you to stay longer. The common area is swank, and kitchen is super well set up. Our private room with bathroom was clean and exactly that, private.

    thumb Martino Pacuetti
    7/30/2018

WALKING MAP

Check out our Walking Map of the Thunder Bay Downtown Port Arthur + Bay & Algoma Districts! 

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