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Halifax Backpackers Hostel

Gottingen St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Halifax Backpackers Hostel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We called them spontaneously and it was not a problem to get a room reservation even on an Easter Sunday! We were welcomed really warm heartedly and adviced about the best pubs in town. The location is within walking distance to the inner city. Unfortunately we were not informed about a security alarm and caused the police to come :/... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My girlfriend and I had a great stay in this hostel. It is quite small, but was kept very clean, with friendly staff and a good vibe. Steph was very helpful and listed activities around town for every night of the week. Easy walking distance to town, shops and local parks. I would definitely stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

it was a great fun place to stay very helpful staff very clean and cozy this is my 3rd time here wouldent think of staying anywhere else while in halifax the food in the restaurant here is awsome you have to check it out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Made a lot of good friends at this hostel and this has a lot to do with Michelle, her staff and the good people they attract to the hostel. there is a lot of love for this hostel in the local community which is always nice to see when you are staying somewhere. Ended up living in Halifax for about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This hostel is a very nice hostel located in a less tuoristy part of town but the residents are very nice. There were a couple bad experiences though that left me with a bad taste; first while I was sitting in the coffee shop, one of the workers basically accused us of stealing beer from the kitchen fridge. I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Halifax Backpackers Inn is what you think of when you think of a traditional backpackers hostel. It's a great place to meet other people and share your travelling experiences. They even run a pub crawl with HI Halifax which gives you an opportunity to meet even more travellers. The rooms are relatively basic but you won't be spending much time... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Really great place. The staff are all very friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere with the other guests was cheerful and fun. It can get noisy some nights, but everyone is always very welcome to join in the party. Wonderful stay.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

They forget to answer my email, and they were full... They said that I need to leave, but because of there mistake, they kick me off without help, ups, they helped, found a hotel for $120... So I get luck and I found a place at Hi Hostel, because somebody cancel.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Friendly staff, great prices, and proximity to downtown make this the perfect location for anyone passing through. The variety of interesting people and culture in this hostel's neighbourhood will keep you busy during your stay. Yes, there may be an occasional party (usually Fri or Sat), but the staff are diligent in keeping you appraised of this. This was my... More 

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Chico, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Easy to find, has all the needed amenities. We found the upper bunk miserably uncomfortable, and theplace neess some good scrubbing. Might worth the money-in a big city- but everything single thing costs more. Unneccessarily dirty!

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