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Halifax Backpackers Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 11 March 2012

First the good: the staff are really friendly and laid-back, and the cafe attached to the hostel is cute and has reasonably priced food. The bad: the place is FILTHY - the whole thing needs to be hosed down and scrubbed. The towels and sheets are old and worn, and the pillow was flat as a rock. There are no...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 22 January 2012

The North End of Halifax is a unique and vibrant neighbourhood and you would truly be missing out if you didn't find a way to work it into your visit here. Halifax is a great city for walking and the Backpackers is very central. I spent 4 nights at the Backpackers in January. The staff is friendly and helpful. Michelle-...

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 6 January 2012

I stayed for two nights at Halifax Backpackers. I have eaten at the cafe when in Halifax before and know that it is delicious gem of the city. So, it came as no surprise to have such a warm and welcoming stay at the backpackers. Michelle was wonderful and ensured that the stay was perfect and treated us like family!...

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Yellowknife
Reviewed 24 October 2011

We really enjoyed it here -- staff are friendly -- Michelle is great -- healthy food in the cafe! It was kid friendly.

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Thank YKIslander
Nottingham
Reviewed 24 October 2011

This is a very friendly, clean and conveniently placed hostel. Great cafe with tasty bagels. Well recommended.

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Montreal
Reviewed 18 September 2011

It is very well located and has good sound proofing. I detested the fact that the smell of dirty socks killed me every night for 3 nights :( I am not sure if that was because of poor ventilation or poor hygiene. A very busy but very clean.

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Germany
Reviewed 18 September 2011

If you want to be in a cool place, with fantastic and very helpful staff, this is the place for you. Free WiFi and every recommendation you could possibly need. And the food at the inhouse café is pretty delicious. Thanks a lot for everything!

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 3 September 2011

This Place immediately made me feel like i was back home in my best friends house were everything is designed to be used and enjoyed, plus no one is worried about anything. The people here aren't tour guides since tour[ist] based establishments undermine the character of a city causing a city to be a booklet instead of a story, but...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 20 August 2011

Accommodation here was well priced, the food at the cafe was delicious, and the environment was cozy. The staff were great about giving recommendations for things to see in the city, as well as being very involved in the local community. They have a lovely family unit there - it truly felt like home. The hostel is quite busy and...

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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 18 August 2011

Halifax Backpackers was an excellent place to stay. They provide you with free wi-fi connection and they also have couple of computers in case you are not carrying your laptop.. The staff members are really friendly. The cafe downstairs (also run by halifax backpackers) makes the stay even more convenient. The hostel is clean and tidy. If you are planning...

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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: $29 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We stayed in the private room.”
Heidola, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“I had a squeaky bed on the lower bunk, left side of room 7. Any other bed should be great.”
petervZ5837LJ, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Visit the Seven Bays Bouldering Gym/Cafe - only 5 min walk away”
Z1196VYmichellel, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the back room away from the street. It's quieter. A little.”
530brentm, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Bring ear plugs is loud fri and sat nights”
Gracielou1990, 1 Jun 2015 | Read review
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