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Halifax, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for about a month and was a lot of fun. Staff are super friendly and welcoming, always there to help. Place is clean, around a lot of nice cafes, 15 minute walk to town and around the corner from the commons. Really social hostel and has its own Cafe. I would highly recommend.

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

The staff is very nice and there is a cafeteria downstairs. The room was quite big, and I was lucky to sleep in a 6 bed dorm, just with another girl. It takes about 8 minutes by walk to the downtown, which is not very big. I've never been out at the evening, because I was too afraid to retourn... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

This hostel was an average hostel with some pros and cons: Pros: - Fully equipped kitchen - BBQ - Nice hangout area outside to socialize - Wifi works decent Cons: - Gets super hot at night The hostel has a cafe/bar downstairs. It wasn't every super busy when I went but it was nice to be able to grab some... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Everyone is friendly and is happy to give recommendations and knowledgeable enough to give the right ones , plenty of space in the cafe they run underneath to chill/ use laptops etc if needed. Very communal feel, would easily stay again if I needed a place in Halifax.

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Thank Danny F
Canada
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Loved staying here. From the moment I arrived the staff were extremely welcoming and helpful. I checked in for a week which turned into six weeks. Michelle and Steph were both exceptionally welcoming and went above and beyond to help out with local information and travel advice. The rooms are comfortable and the cafe also has a great vibe. One... More 

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Thank Jadoski
1 review
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Pros - lots of friendly, interesting people stay here. Steph from Australia who cleans the place is great. Otherwise... Negatives - unbelievably noisy. They have dances downstairs once, sometimes twice a week, sometimes with NO WARNING to the guests. Music at ear-splitting levels until two in the morning. Really bad hip hop for the most part. The staff is either... More 

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Michellestrum, Owner at Halifax Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Brent You stayed here for 2 months and didn't mention these things? More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The service I received from the staff was amazing. Very friendly and willing to do everything possible to make your stay as worry free, pleasant and comfortable as possible. Particularly, Michelle, the owner is a wonderful person, polite, considerate, kind and pleasant. The rooms are pleasant, clean and the beds are very comfortable. Location is great with close proximity (walking... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Pretty easy to get to from the Scotia Center stop (if you're coming from the airport or by bus anywhere else). The place was pretty empty when I was there, apparently people don't vacation to NS during the winter.... The rooms were fairly clean, quality lockers (not loud clangy ones) were included, free wireless internet and a computer, kitchen and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

The good news here is the girls we dealt with were super sweet and obviously passionate about their job. I stayed here for a couple of nights with my partner... perhaps this was the problem. We prefer to make our holidays about seeing and doing as many local things as possible rather than sitting around. We usually camp or stay... More 

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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 June 2015

I stayed here last year for 2 months. From the word go I was welcomed into a small hostel. As a single traveller immediately as I got there I met a handfull of friendly people. I made many friends and life long memories. Steph the hostel manager and michelle the hostel owner are both friendly and warm people. The hostel... More 

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Additional Information about Halifax Backpackers Hostel

Address: Gottingen St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax
Price Range: $28 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Visit the Seven Bays Bouldering Gym/Cafe - only 5 min walk away”
 of 5 bubbles Z1196VYmichellel, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the back room away from the street. It's quieter. A little.”
 of 5 bubbles 530brentm, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Bring ear plugs is loud fri and sat nights”
 of 5 bubbles Gracielou1990, 1 Jun 2015 | Read review
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