Clean shared bathroomsComfortable seating outside
Private room in backpackers hostel
Private room in backpackers hostel
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
2 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
2 baths
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Right in Digby, 200 meters from waterfront and restaurants. Affordable private, shared bathrooms. Breakfast, wifi, bedlinen and towels included. Full use of shared kitchen facilities, large common room and outside space with bbq, balcony, fire pit.

The space

We are a Lonely Planet Top Choice backpackers hostel and do our best to keep it this way. We enjoy a personal connection with our guests and do our best to give you the best time possible.

We are located right in Digby, Nova Scotia. Our home, a Dutch Colonial style, was built in 1927. Original woodwork throughout. Shared bathrooms, large shared living room, fully equipped shared kitchen, shared balcony with bbq, boardgames, fire pit outside.

Wifi, bedlinen and towels included, basic breakfast included (8 to 9.30, or let us know the evening before if you're planning to leave early), limited free parking onsite, plenty of free parking offsite available as well.

We have ocean views from our windows and are only minutes walk away to oceanfront boardwalk and restaurants. We're happy to help with any questions you might have.

Guest access

Guests have full use of the fully equipped common kitchen (no cooking after 10pm please though!), large common living room with tv, board games and book exchange. There is plenty of outdoor space as well, with a water view balcony, bbq and fire pit. There is limited on-site parking, with plenty of free off-site parking available right nearby.

Interaction with guests

We love where we live and love when we get to share this with others. Of course we're not always in your face, but you can always find us around. Please note we do have a cat on premises, not in guest bedrooms.

Other things to note

Please note we have a cat on premises, although he is not allowed in any of the bedrooms.

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

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House Rules

Common spaces are shared, so please be considerate towards other guests. Spacious shared facilities: kitchen, living room, balcony. Bathrooms are all shared as well. No smoking anywhere inside, no cooking after 10pm, no sleeping bags allowed. Quiet time is at 10.30pm, so please keep it quiet after that, no curfew. Regular check-in is between 4pm and 9pm, if you plan to arrive between 9pm and 10pm please let us know. Absolutely no arrivals after 11pm.
We ask our guests to clean up after themselves (do your dishes, wipe the table). Rates listed include HST.

Please note there is a CAD10 cash key deposit to be paid upon arrival for the front door key. This will be returned to you upon return of they key at departure.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

29 Reviews

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Diana User Profile
August 2016
Saskia was very helpful even before our stay and gave us tips on booking a trip to see some whales! It was very easy to find the property, there was plenty of parking and it had everything we needed!

Shelley User Profile
September 2017
Close to town centre. Nice to have breakfast included!

Moe User Profile
August 2017
Simply great!

Courtney User Profile
August 2017
Enjoyed our stay at the backpackers inn! It was very conveniently located and offered exactly what we needed at a good value.

Luisa User Profile
August 2017
This is a basic accommodation but good value for what you pay. The hosts were pleasant and friendly.

Yvette User Profile
July 2017
Saskia's place is perfectly located and is only a 10-min walk away from harbour, restaurants and gift shops. Our room was perfect for our needs. The shared bathroom was very clean. My son and I absolutely loved our one-night stay, only wish we could have stayed longer. Saskia was the perfect host, very friendly. It was also great to interact with the other guests.

Melissa User Profile
July 2017
Our stay was lovely. The Inn was in walking distance to "downtown" Digby, which was nice. The place itself had a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Saskia is welcoming and easily shares her home with visitors. The room was small, but comfortable. Would definitely stay again :) loved it!

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Saskia User Profile

My husband and I own the Digby Backpackers Inn, a backpackers hostel in Digby - Nova Scotia together. We absolutely love meeting people (why else start a backpackers hostel in your home!) and love where we live. We do try and get away ourselves as well at times, as the other thing we love doing is traveling. We met while I (Saskia) was traveling around Canada... I married the tour guide (Claude)!

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