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The Holiday Craft Revival this Weekend!

The largest event of the year is happening this weekend in Downtown Thunder Bay! Hundreds of artisans gravitate toward our downtown center twice a year to blow your minds and your excitement for the summer, and then you excitement for Christmas! Between online shopping opportunities and this Sunday, November 27th in person in downtown Thunder […]

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WAASAASHKAA Gathering of the Great Lakes Surfers

If you know, you know. If you don’t, you do now! Nestled right on the north shore of Lake Superior in Terrace Bay, Ontario – 3 hours east of Thunder Bay,  lies a little surf mecca and the biggest annual gathering of the craziest surfers. Join us this weekend on October 16th and 17th for […]

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Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund supports The Haven Hostel

We have been proudly supported by the Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund since day one of the thought process.  We are thrilled to witness them meet huge milestones in their support of small to large sized enterprises in northern Ontario. It is during these time especially, that we appreciate their flexibilities and continuum of mentorship and […]

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Utilizing COVID-19 Down-time to blow your mind!

Our Approach Due to the ever changing status of COVID-19 in our region and afar we have decided to tweak a few things for our booking processes. 1.    Online bookings will be limited to private & family room bookings. All individual dorm bookings until January 15th, 2021 will now only be by phone so we […]

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Covid-19 Protocols at The Haven Hostel


Check-in When checking in with one of our lovely receptionists we have plexi glass barriers in place and clear floor signage and physical distancing measure signage to follow for yourself and guests outside of your party. We support the use of face masks. We have some available for a small fee at the front desk […]

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The Haven Hostel Guide to Exceeding your expectations during COVID-19

Hey Hostel Lovers! We know things are definitely different out there, and we are located in a community where we have all shared information, pivoted, and come together to ensure we make your visit to our city, or perhaps from within the city limits, exceptional! Most importantly, safe and comfortable. Being a smaller community we […]

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Your Safe Haven

ADAPTING DURING COVID-19 (Coronavirus) In March, once the world tourism forecast was starting to unravel due to COVID-19,  we knew we had to Pivot! We decided to remain a student residence for 12 of the 16 international students that spent their school year with us from September to April. *An endeavour we plan on doing […]

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COVID-19 Status Update: Keeping students safe

We have always and will continue to stand behind our name as a Haven for international and national travelers, sports teams, wedding parties, church groups, and international students, to name a few. Now we are facing a time where we must be patient, respect quieter times, and focus on keeping each other healthy. We are […]

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Ramping up for spring!

Hey there! Planning for spring, summer, and beyond is in full swing so we are planning and brainstorming for your best adventures in the city yet. After a full house rental for winter 2019/2020 we are excitedly getting ready for the next chapter to re-open to all the local, national, and international travelers out there. […]

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The Impulsive Traveler Guy Travels to The Haven Hostel

Over the last week, we had the honor of giving The Impulsive Traveler writer, Cody A Esser a place to stay. It’s safe to say, he had a killer time! Check out the link to his blog below, and find out we The Haven Hostel is different.–cAm8gbs5LO2tNHYLb32sgzWSEybXVHqKvC4Jh41NQ8  

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