Overview of Hostel
Thunder Bay's first downtown hostel has arrived! And of course we want our guests to have the best possible experience. Whether you love the outdoors, music, art, history or some of the best food and brew northwestern Ontario has to offer, we can get you sorted. Or if you want to sit in with us and
From the airport by taxi:
The Thunder Bay International Airport provides a Taxi Service, however it is encouraged that you pre-arrange your transportation with a taxi service prior to arriving to Thunder Bay to avoid wait times. It is not always guaranteed that a taxi will be waiting outside once you’ve landed, especially if you’re arriving late at night. You can call a taxi ahead of time and inform them of your flight arrival and your name and a taxi will be outside the airport waiting for you. If you happened to not pre-arrange a taxi, there is a direct line at the airport to Roach’s Yellow Taxi located by the luggage carousel, left of the men’s washroom.
Thunder Bay has two taxi services that you can call:
Once in a taxi ask for The Haven Hostel. In case the taxi driver isn't sure, the address is 226 Ambrose St. We are located between John St. and Red River Rd. just off of Court St. Taxi’s in Thunder Bay run by a meter that will calculate your cost. The ride should take about 20-25 minutes, depending on traffic.
From Western Canada by car :
If you're coming from West of Thunder Bay:
Driving along the Trans-Canada Highway, you’ll turn left onto Highway ON-102. After approximately 33 km, Highway ON-102 will turn into Red River Rd. You’ll come to a set of street lights. Drive straight through the street lights and stay on Red River Rd. until you come to Court St. Turn right onto Court St. Approximately 2.5 blocks down Court St. you will turn left onto Ambrose St. This is a one way street! The Haven Hostel will be approximately 100 m down and will be located on your left side.
From Eastern Canada by car:
Driving along the Trans-Canada Highway, you’ll take the Hodder Ave. exit. Turn left at the stop sign, staying on Hodder Ave. Follow Hodder Ave. for approximately 10 minutes (or about 7 km). Turn right onto Pearl St. Drive through one set of street lights and stop at the next stop sign. You’ll turn left onto Court St. About half a block down, turn left onto Ambrose St. This is a one way street! The Haven Hostel will be approximately 100 m down and will be located on your left side.
From the United States via the Grand Portage/ Pigeon River border crossing:
Follow Highway ON-61 North into Thunder Bay. Once you get into Thunder Bay, you'll drive through two sets of street lights. Turn right at the third set of lights onto the Harbour Expressway. Follow the Harbour Expressway until you reach Fort William Rd. (fourth set of lights). Turn left onto Fort William Rd. Drive approximately 3 km and turn left onto Bay St. You’ll turn right at the first set of lights you come to onto Court St. Drive approximately 350 m and turn right onto Ambrose St. This is a one way street! The Haven Hostel will be approximately 100 m down and will be located on your left side..
Eight hours from any other major city, nestled on the shores of Lake Superior, the largest fresh water lake in the world, with hundreds of inland lakes nearby; world class rock climbing, swimming... opportunities are endless! We are located near the city?s waterfront where you can walk Port Arthur?s Marina, skate on the rink in the winter, skateboard the park in the summer, browse local art, listen to live music for free or enjoy rich local craft brew at one of our summer festivals!
Conditions & Policy
The Haven Hostel Policies and Conditions: No Cancellation fee in effect up to 48 hours prior to booking for groups less than 10. The first night of the reservation will be charged to the credit card on file should the cancellation fall within 48 hours of your booking date. We allow dogs and cats in our facility for your convenience! In order to keep all of our guests comfortable we require the purchase of the room, whether it be a private or dormitory option. Animal fees are $15.00 per night, per animal, to allow for extra cleaning time. We have a two dog limit within our establishment for the comfort of our guests. Any damage done to the room will be assessed and charged accordingly to the guest. Animals are NOT allowed on the bed. If evidence of the animal is found on the bed an additional $50.00 fee will be charged. Animals must be leashed in common areas at all times. If dogs are left unattended in the room, they must be kept in a kennel at all times and not be affecting the noise levels in the hostel. If a dog is left unattended and there are guest complaints, a local pet authority will be contacted. A Pet Waiver and Policy must be signed upon arrival to the hostel, along with our terms and conditions. Please contact us for more information. For groups of 10 or more cancellations must be made 14 days in advance otherwise 100% of the remaining amount oweing for that day or those days will be forfeited. This is also applicable to entire hostel rent-outs regardless of number of occupants. If made between 14-30 days 50% of the remaining amount oweing will be charged above the initial deposit. In case of a no-show booking, the full room rate will be charged to the credit card on file for the first night. Check in from 11:00. Check out before 15:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. This property might pre-authorize your credit card. Taxes not included - 13.00% Breakfast included. General: The reception service is open from 08.00 to 22:00 After Hours Intercom available 24/7 - Always someone available to help and book you in No curfew. Pet friendly. Child friendly. Non smoking. The maximum period of stay is 14 days.Some exceptions allowed.