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The Cona Hostel
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The Cona Hostel, Courtenay hostel

The Cona Hostel

440 Anderton Ave, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada, V9N 2G8

Toll-free: 1877-490-CONA (2662), Telephone: (250) 331-0991

Host(s): Brian Scott and Ross Whelan

Cost: Dorm : $25.00
Private room: from $58.00 for 2 people to $135.00 for a family suite


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What we have to offer:

The Cona Hostel, aptly named with Strathcona Park outside its back door, is situated in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.
We certainly have no shortage of activities for travelers to enjoy here (biking, hiking, kayaking, swimming, fishing, alpine skiing, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, back country skiing, and more) and we, at The Cona, endeavor to make your stay full of fun and excitement.

Accommodation Information
You'll find us at the bottom of trendy 5th street Courtenay in a newly renovated heritage building with great views overlooking the Courtenay River and Lewis Park.
In the summer, you can access river swimming holes or Lewis Park pool right from the hostel. In the winter, you can catch our shuttle to Mount Washington and carve up the slopes or go snowshoeing.

Popular Activities:
1. Snowsports (more details)Moderate to Vigourous Outdoor ActivityWinter Activity
2. Water Sports (more details)Moderate to Vigourous Outdoor ActivitySummer Activity
3. Hiking / Biking (more details)Moderate to Vigourous Outdoor ActivitySummer Activity

Greyhound Schedules & Fares

Greyhound Bus

How to get here:

We are 1 hour north of Nanaimo and 2½ hours north of Victoria. From Campbell River, we are approximately 40 minutes south. It takes roughly 25 minutes to drive to Mount Washington.
By Car: From the Old Island Hwy South, as you enter Courtenay the Hwy becomes Cliffe Ave. Stay on Cliffe until the end. Turn right on 1st Street and right again on Anderton Ave. The Cona is at the end on the left hand side. From the Old Island Hwy North, as you enter Courtenay, just past Lewis and Millenium Parks you’ll cross over the Courtenay River on the “5th Street Bridge”. Make a right on Anderton immediately after the bridge and another right into The Cona.
The Cona Hostel offers you free parking.
By Bus: From the Courtenay bus depot walk across the street to Driftwood Mall and across the mall parking lot to Cliffe Ave. By foot, it is about a 20-25 minute walk north (left) on Cliffe. At the 5th Street traffic lights, cross over 5th and head right down the hill. We are on the left just before the 5th Street Bridge.
By Train: We are approximately 10 minutes by foot from the station. Walk East on Cumberland Road a few blocks, turn left on Cliffe Ave. At the 5th Street traffic lights, cross over 5th and head right down the hill. We are on the left just before the 5th Street Bridge.
By plane: From the Comox Airport we are a $30 cab ride to our location. We have a shuttle service available for small groups of up to 12 people for $40. Check out for more info.

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