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Halifax Backpackers Hostel

Gottingen St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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South Orange, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 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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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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Thank Claudia K
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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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Thank Barreledben
Halifax Region, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Bogota, Colombia
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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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
1 review
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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