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International Women’s Day is our 6th Anniversary!

That is CORRECT! March 8th, 2024 marks exactly 6 years since we opened our doors to our first ever guests whom happened to be a group of 30 skiers from Ottawa and Gatineau. That day marked nearly the end of a 9 month renovation period that encompassed many tears, arguements, laughs, hugs, takeout food and […]

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Where to Stay in Thunder Bay!

OK! We are LE stoked. Although we have been trying our DARNDEST to get into that BIBLE we like to call Lonely Planet … we are equally beaming to be named on the top of the list of best places to say in Thunder Bay. Check out Northern Ontario Travel’s article below to get the […]

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The Haven Hostel is full of PRIDE, every damn day

We just want you to know, you are loved. Not just in June. Every single day. But here is a little history on what this month means and involves. Pride Month is an annual observance that takes place in June to celebrate and recognize the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and others) community. It […]

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Now Hiring! Indigenous Business Development Officer!

$20.00/HOUR, 35 Hours per week, 52 weeks, 1 mo. off! The Haven Hostel is looking for an Indigenous Business Development Intern/Officer (First Nation, Metis, or Inuit), who will be a well rounded individual in reception, human resources, grant and application attainment, and management. We have a very unique team and are always looking to expand […]

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Covid Updates and Spring Sale!

Covid-19 and staying with us The people are moving! How exciting. We are seeing our numbers populate more than ever this spring and summer. We are so excited to see and hear of people’s new adventures and loosen up a little bit. BUT! We are still being cautious. As a hostel we have a unique […]

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Valentines Day in Thunder Bay

We’re romantics at heart – aren’t you? Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays we either love or HATE, am I right? Maybe just buy the chocolate and wine and steer clear of all the sappiness (If you haven’d had chilli chocolate and wine, by yourself, with your dog on your lap, are you even […]

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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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Winter Hours – Haven won’t hibernate The Haven Hostel is gearing up for another cold season – which we’ll admit, we’re kind of stoked about. Thunder Bay and the North Shore offer tons of activities for the outdoorsy and for the homebodies amongst us.   To start off, our winter hours are Sunday to Thursday […]

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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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