North Coast Trail Backpackers Hostel
Lonely Planet review
Colonizing a former downtown storefront, this labyrinthine hostel is a warren of small and larger dorms, overseen by a friendly couple with plenty of tips about how to encounter the region – they'll even pick you up from the ferry if you call ahead. The hostel's hub (a hangout for house dog Luke) is a large rec room and, while the kitchen is small, a coffee shop was being added at the time of our visit.
Our independent authors have visited North Coast Trail Backpackers Hostel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Port Hardy.