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Halifax Backpackers Hostel

Gottingen St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being 50 years old I was not quite sure if I would fit in at a backpackers hostel, I was so welcomed by the amazingly warm,kind, sweet staff who with their long term guests are the life blood of alteregos. Michelle, the owner, always available and open herself has made a modest building a welcoming place that makes you feel... More

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed here in July 2013 but always meant to write something about the hostel. I chose it as it's fairly close to downtown Halifax and much cheaper than the other hostel there with the same facilities. We were there for the Canada day long weekend which was a great time to go and a few of us and Aaron... More

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Rodez, Midi-Pyrenees, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

awesome place, the staff is very nice what gives a very good atmosphere. located pretty close to downtown, definitely a nice place to stay! the hostel is also a bar, so it makes it noisy on weekends however ou can ask for a calm room. it also make you meet local peoples, which is a good thing. i stayed there... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This hostel is carried by the people running it and the social aspect - the actual hostel facilities are fairly run down and could do with a through clean. I had a great time staying here. Most nights in summer there will be people having drinks and socializing outside, both hostel guests and a swag of locals who affiliate with... More

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We arrived at 4am, which they were able to accommodate no problem. We had to make our beds ourselves, which was a first, although a bit inconvenient for the other guy already sleeping in the dorm. Friendly staff. Hot showers, although pretty small and difficult to get to the right temperature (the difference between hot or cold was about 1... More

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Whitehorse, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Actually sad to be checking out today, truly was one of the most memorable experiences I had in a hostel. First things first, don't check into this place and expect a hotel, this hostel is a kin to a home. There is a brewery down the street, awesome art expos, and a cast of interesting and friendly community members as... More

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Holmes Beach, Florida
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27 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The main benefit is that you are within walking distance to almost anything you would want. The farmers market is two blocks away (go on Saturday), Atlantic Superstore and the liquor store are also very close. There are fantastic restaurants as well as the boardwalk withing a few hundred feet. The hostel itself has a great kitchen with lots of... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Staying at Halifax Backpackers was an amazing experience! I stayed for a few days while visiting Halifax by myself. It felt like home and I met so many great people- staff and other travellers alike. All of the staff are friendly, easy to get along with and create a welcoming, warm environment. The hostel was clean and cozy and full... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

My fave hostel by far!!!! Stayed here for a couple of months and absolutely loved it, the staff, the location, the people and the atmosphere. If there was ever a fun family and home away from home, its here. The owner (Michelle) and staff take you in and make your Halifax stay one to remember. Perfect location, with down town,... More

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I love this hostel! Everytime I go back to Halifax, I know I will stay there because it became like a second home, hosting a second family. The owner and the staff are always there to help and to make the stay more enjoyable. The people I've met there were incredible. I felt like I was part of the community,... More

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Also Known As:
Halifax Backpackers Hotel
Halifax Backpackers Hotel Halifax
Halifax Backpackers Hostel Nova Scotia
Address: Gottingen St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Regional Municipality > Halifax
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Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty lodging in Halifax
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