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Old Cottage Hostel - Norris Point, Newfoundland

Old Cottage Hostel

Welcome to the Old Cottage Hostel! Yes, we are open!

We have adapted our hostel to comply with the current COVID-19 guidelines for your safety, and we are now offering two hostel apartments for your family and friend bubbles! Enjoy your staycation in our beloved, historic community building, with plenty of opportunities to explore nature or relax with a wellness retreat!

Accommodations include two hostel apartments, with private single, double, and queen rooms. We offer a fully-equipped kitchen, a deck with a barbecue and a spectacular view, a common room with TV and DVD, and free wi-fi throughout the building. We can also provide museum, wellness, and food services to you for an additional fee.


Choose from one of our two hostel apartments:


Top Floor

The Top Floor has two rooms with queen beds, two rooms with single beds, and one room with two twin beds. There are two full bathrooms with tubs; a kitchen area with a deck, a BBQ and a spectacular view of Bonne Bay; as well as a sitting room / common area. We can easily accommodate 6–8 people.

These rooms provided housing for the nurses and “Blue Aides” who worked at the cottage hospital in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s. Later the rooms were used as offices. Choose from the Administrator suite, or Administrative Secretary room, or the Director of Nursing room.

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Top Floor Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Deck with BBQ and a view
  • Bathtubs
  • Towels, bed sheets, soap, & toilet paper
  • Heating & hot water
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free parking on premises
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Coffee Maker & Kettle
  • TV with DVD player/VCR
  • Movies and books
  • Free Washing/Drying
  • Private Entrance
  • No smoking

Top Floor Photo Gallery


Lower Level

The Lower Level is a self-contained unit with one room with a queen bed, and two rooms with single beds. There is one bathroom with a shower; a bright, spacious kitchen; as well as a sitting room / common area with a door opening out onto the cottage hospital grounds and picnic area.

This part of the building was added in the late 1960’s to accommodate the growing number of maternity cases; the lower level hostel rooms were the doctors’ offices and outpatient area.

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Lower Level Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels, bed sheets, soap, & toilet paper
  • Heating & hot water
  • Free parking on premises
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Coffee Maker & Kettle
  • TV with DVD player/VCR
  • Movies and books
  • Outdoor picnic area
  • Free Washing/Drying
  • Private Entrance
  • No smoking

Lower Level Photo Gallery


Book Your Stay

Contact Bob or Darlene (our amazing hostel caretakers!) or speak with another one of our friendly staff members:

709 458-3072 (messages checked daily)
Cell: 709 458-7927 (call or text)
bbchhc@nf.aibn.com

What a wonderful place to stay! We had the opportunity to stay at the Cottage Hospital as their first guests since the beginning of COVID. Before our arrival time, the staff sent us a questionnaire to ensure we had no Covid-19 symptoms and to organize our exact arrival. When we got to the door, we messaged to say we were outside and were met to be temperature tested as a final precaution. We were shown to the space which we would be staying in (three of us in a three-bedroom apartment area) and had the safety protocols explained to us. We still felt very welcomed in the area and were told we would be able to make an appointment to look around the cottage hospital with a guide later in the day. The community library is also in the building and there were bookshelves in the area we were staying in as well. We were told if we were to pick up a book, we should leave it in the kitchen to be cleaned before being put back in circulation.

The beds were comfy, the staff were wonderful and you could feel the history of the building! We had a great experience staying at the cottage hospital and loved the location as well! You are in the centre of Norris Point and can see the Tablelands across the Bay.

What a Beautiful and Wonderful Adventure!

— A Recent Guest


Covid-19 Protocols

We have adapted our Old Cottage Hostel operations to comply with current Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions. Our rooms are cleaned and maintained to the highest of professional standards, under the watchful eyes of Bob and Darlene, owners and operators of Small Town Cleaning Services. We screen Covid-19 all of our staff and guests for COVID-19 and check temperatures daily. Guests will be checked upon arrival. This helps to ensure the safety of all of our staff and guests and allows us to continue to operate under the current Covid-Alert levels.

Our Cleaning Procedures