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Digby Backpackers Inn

8.9 | Very Good

5-minute walk from city centre, free breakfast, helpful staff, clean rooms

  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and comfortable by many lodgers
  • Several travellers praised the hotel's proximity to the harbour
  • A couple of guests reported hallway noise and too few bathrooms
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 19, 2014
Located about a 5-minute walk from Digby's city centre and a 7-minute drive from Bay Ferries Digby Terminal, Digby Backpackers Inn is suitable for travellers who prefer a centrally located hostel with a free breakfast and free Wi-Fi near the ferry terminal.

This smoke-free hostel offers mixed or female dorm rooms with a shared bathroom as well as private rooms with an en suite bathroom. Free Wi-Fi and linens are included. The hostel is not wheelchair accessible.

The hostel also offers a fully equipped common kitchen, a common lounge with cable TV and games, bicycle rentals, BBQ facilities, a garden, free parking and a free continental breakfast. Pets are not permitted. 

Please note that the hostel only accepts cash payments.

Admiral Digby Museum is about a 10-minute walk away, while Evangeline Mall can be found 5 minutes away by car. Point Prim Lighthouse is roughly a 12-minute drive from the hotel and Digby-Annapolis Regional Airport (YDG) is an 18-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 7, 2014)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms and location.

The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by guests. They were characterized as friendly, available and helpful with suggestions, directions and tour booking.

Numerous reviewers praised their accommodations at the hotel. They described their lodgings as clean, modern, spacious and quiet, with good water pressure and comfortable beds. One patron noted, "The hostel is a very well kept historical house with chunky wooden doorframes and windows. It feels solid and warm and inviting. There's a large, well-equipped kitchen for guests and a comfortable lounge with plenty of space to hang out and chat with other guests. The room I stayed in slept 4 in bunk-beds and had a modern, spacious,very clean en-suite bathroom with shower".

The hotel's location was enjoyed by several lodgers, who found it close to whale watching, the harbour and restaurants. One guest remarked, "It is also the perfect place from which to explore the sights of the area, Annapolis Royal is interesting, Sandy Cove beautiful, and of course a trip down through Digby Neck and Islands to go whale watching from Brier Island".
The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple of complaints from travellers, who reported hallway noise and also felt there were too few bathrooms given the number of guests staying at the hostel.

Show Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 4 specialty lodging in Digby with an average rating of 5 out of 5 from 31 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9.6 out of 10 from 5 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 7, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Map Marker Digby Backpackers Inn
168 Queen Street, Digby, NS