Digby Backpackers Inn
168 Queen Street, Digby, Canada

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The Digby Backpackers Inn is a small friendly hostel, located right in Digby, walking distance from boardwalk, fishermen's wharf and restaurants. Comfortable, ready-made beds, free towels, fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room, bbq, fire pit and a garden to relax in at the end of the day. Simple breakfast is included.

Digby is located right on the Bay of Fundy, with its highest tides in the world. Of course the Digby scallops are know worldwide, but we also have some pretty awesome lobster. If you ask me, the lobster out of the Bay of Fundy is the most succulent, tasty lobster you'll ever have!

One of the most popular daytrips from our hostel is the whale watching, some of the best in North America, combined with some great scenic hikes.

Another destination that should be on your list if you really want to see Canada is Annapolis Royal. Annapolis Royal is Canada's oldest permanent European settlement and the original capital of Nova Scotia. Be amazed by beautiful scenery and historical places that form the foundation of Canada as it stands today. Annapolis Royal can be reached by local transit in about 35 minutes.

Bear River is a stones throw away and offers unique architecture, a large artist community, some eclectic and amazing shops, and several vineyards offering wine tastings and tours. This unique village partially sits on stilts over a tidal river.

**Cash on arrival only for the remainder due**

**Check-in is from 4pm to 9.30pm**

**All rates are excluding 15% HST**

**We will wait for late arrivals until midnight when notified in advance. Please note you may be required to pre-pay your first night**

**We will wait for late arrivals by 11pm ferry arrival from Saint John (= 8pm departure from Saint John) - please send us an email to confirm your mode of transport**



Travel options from Halifax:

Daily Shuttle Service from the Halifax Hostels:
We offer daily shuttle service from the Halifax Hostels right to our doorstep for only $60 per person. Please note you do need to reserve in advance. Call Mariner Shuttle Service for reservations and schedule details ( 1-855-586-6140 ).

The affordable bus option:
Fridays: Take the earlier Maritime Bus to Wolfville or Kentville and take Kings Transit from there. It will take you a while, but the route is scenic and you just halved your total cost for the bus. (Just ask for transfer tickets once you get on the Kings Transit and you will go all the way from Wolfville or Kentville to Digby for $3.50).

By shuttle bus:
Mariners Shuttle offers a discounted rate of $60 to our guests. Daily door-to-door service to/from Halifax, reservations are required.
There are several other daily shuttle services that can pick you up from Halifax (right from where you are staying) and drop you off right at the hostel. Nelson's shuttle, or Kathleen's Shuttle are some of them.

By car:
From hwy 101 take exit 26 to Digby. Keep going until you see the Esso gas station on your left hand side. This is Queen Street. You will find us on your right hand side several blocks down.

Travel options from Saint John:
You can also take the ferry from Saint John, New Brunswick, to Digby. This approximately 3 hour ferry ride will bring you right to Digby. Take a taxi from the ferry terminal, as it is a 6 km walk to downtown Digby.

Boston Connection

Starting 2014 the new Nova Star Cruises from Yarmouth will create an affordable and comfortable connection with Portland, Maine and beyond. Mariner Shuttle will offer the convenient connection from Digby to the ferry in Yarmouth 5 days a week for only $35, while both Amtrak trains and Concord Coach Lines offer daily connections between Portland and Boston. Leaving Digby in the morning you will find yourself downtown Boston that same evening for less than half the price of a plane ticket! You can also take the convenient overnight ferry from Portland to Yarmouth and find yourself in Nova Scotia the very next morning.