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Thunder Bay Ontario's first downtown hostel has arrived! We are a stone’s throw from the waterfront of Lake Superior and even closer to the unique art, entertainment and culinary infusion that is downtown Port Arthur. Our main mission is to have our guests having the best local experience possible, take a look around and we will be sure to set you on the right adventure

Address 1: 226 Ambrose Street

City : Thunder Bay - Ontario

Postal Code : P7B 1L4

Contact Name : The Haven Hostel

Phone : 807-285-1142

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  • Baggage storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Laundry service
  • Lounge
  • Dog Friendly - Call us

Check-In / Check-Out Policies

This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies.

Check-In : 03:00 PM

Check-Out : 11:00 AM

Late Check-Out Hour : 02:00 PM

Late Check-out Fees: $ 20.00

Late check out (after 11:00 AM and before 02:00 PM) may result in a fee.

Property and Cancellation Policies :
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.

In case of a no-show booking, the full room rate will be charged to the credit card on file for the first night. 

For groups of 10 or more, cancellations must be made 14 days in advance. 100% of all anticipated revenue will be forfeited should a cancellation happen within the 14 days of your booking date.  This is also applicable to entire hostel rent-outs regardless of number of occupants. 

Terms and Conditions

Same day online bookings made after 8 or 10 PM (Season dependent) may require the guest to use our after hours intercom to the left of our entrance door for service. Please call for late inquiries. After hours reservations will only be accepted from online bookings or guests that arrive to book at the hostel.

We only accept credit cards at time of booking and require full payment upon arrival. No cash sales or bookings can be taken otherwise. 

The hostel is completely smoke free, this includes vaping. A $250 fee will be charged to the room should our no smoking policy be disregarded. There is also to be no burning of incense, candles, or any item that requires an open flame, outside of the kitchen area. 

No outside visitors are allowed within the dormitory area at anytime. This area is strictly for guests only in order for everyone to have a comfortable stay.  Our lounge area is open to visitors between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM.

Our doors are key coded and automatically lock, we suggest ensuring the door is completely latched when going out/going to bed. For the convenience of the Guests, lockers are provided in the dormitory rooms. The Management will not in any way whatsoever be responsible for any loss or damage to the Guest's belongings or any other property from either the Hostel room or the locker or any other part of the Hostel for any cause whatsoever including theft or pilferage. We can supply you with a lock for a refundable deposit of $5.00.

For large group discounts, please contact The Haven Hostel. If booking a large group, a 15% non-refundable deposit will be required. 


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. A Pet Waiver and Policy must be signed upon arrival to the hostel, along with our terms and conditions. Dogs are not to be left unattended without being in a crate. Please contact us for more information.


The comfort, safety and security of our guests is of paramount importance to us at this hostel. Any guest(s) who, in the opinion of staff, compromise the comfort, safety or security of other guests, staff or local residents will be requested to leave the hostel premises and will not be given a refund. Guests are expected to respect other guests as well as staff, local residents and property.


Except in relation to death or personal injury caused by our negligence, The Haven Hostel's liability remains at all times, limited to the value of the services booked, excluding any amendment charges paid to us.


Guests will be expected to reimburse The Haven Hostel any damage caused by inappropriate behaviour during their stay, which will be detailed to them on check out.

Please bring with you the following items:

1. Towels. Towels are available for $1 at reception.
2. Socks, Slippers, or Sandals (Or be barefoot as we like to be), our hostel has a no shoe policy. You can leave your shoes on the front shoe rack or keep them with you in your room/locker.
3. Locks - Locks will be available at reception as stated above.
4. Toiletries
5. Food for your own lunch and dinners, or to share with fellow travelers.
* Early check-in or late-check-out is subject to dorm/room availability on the day it is requested. To be reconfirmed with the front office staff. A levy may be charged for late check-out if there is no room availability following your stay.