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Halifax Backpackers Hostel

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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“north end”(4 reviews)
“felt like home”(5 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Room Service
Fitness centre
Pets Allowed
Business Centre
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Location and contact
Gottingen St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
25.2 km to Halifax Intl Airport
22 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
1.8 km from Halifax Public Gardens
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

The food here is very nice and actually rather cheap when compared to the town in general. The staff is also very friendly. Cleanliness here is somewhat lacking though and it gets rather loud when busy.

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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Stayed one night not sure if I was going to stay more. Booked two more nights after being there for a few hours. The vibe is great, the facilities rock, everything felt like home. You will meet so many interesting and wonderful people. Literally close...More

1  Thank drummermansam
Reviewed September 12, 2017

This was perfect for our two night stay in Halifax. Stayed in one of the private rooms. Felt safe here. Clean bedrooms and bathrooms. Fantastic location for a quick easy walk to downtown Halifax and restaurants. Cafe in hostel is great and homey. One down...More

1  Thank elizabethmargaret101
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Nice, clean place to stay. Staff is super friendly and the beds are comfortable! We had fun eavesdropping on the youngsters who were in the common area! Made us feel old, but we are, so there's that. Oh and the whole place has wifi, which...More

1  Thank Heidola
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Although there certainly are hostels with better kitchens, this is the hostel to go to when visiting Halifax staff is very welcoming and nice and atmosphere is great! I felt welcome and felt like I was amongst friends as soon as I stepped through the...More

1  Thank susannevk
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Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Price range
US$25 - US$77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms
Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax
Also Known As
Halifax Backpackers Hotel Halifax
Halifax Backpackers Hostel Nova Scotia
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Leonard L
May 29, 2017|
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Response from susannevk | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. When I was staying there, there was a guy of 18 years old, travelling on his own.
Room Tips
"We stayed in the private room."
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"I had a squeaky bed on the lower bunk, left side of room 7. Any other bed should be great."
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"Visit the Seven Bays Bouldering Gym/Cafe - only 5 min walk away"
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"Ask for the back room away from the street. It's quieter. A little."
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