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Halifax Backpackers Hostel

Gottingen St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chico, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're ok with a sketchy part if town and the smell of pot, you'll be great here. If the blaring music from the beer party hosted by the cafe downstairs until 2 am doesn't affect your sleep, this is the place for you.

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I cycled from Ontario and stayed at the hostel 2 times....2-3 nights each time last September-October. I took a private room ($57) and got a kick from the funky decor. Shared bathroom right across the hall. Michelle and staff were all friendly and helpful. I took full advantage of The Alterego Cafe downstairs where I could get a latte in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I have done lots of travelling and this is the friendliest place I have ever stayed. The staff make everyone feel welcome as if it was a home away from home. Great advice about the city and they plan local events. Location is good and you get everything you need as a budget traveller. If you are coming to Halifax... More

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I was very pleased, and being in my early 30s, I usually consider myself too old for hostels. It was clean, friendly, and generally quite livable. I wasn't expecting much from the cafe, but their food is quite good! I stayed in the dorms, which of course are shared by many people, but with an eye mask and ear plugs,... More

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The staff at Halifax Backpackers Hostel is friendly, outgoing, and eager to help travellers experience everything that Halifax has to offer. Instead of being offered the same old tourism info, like museums and historical tours, the Halifax Backpackers Hostel staff introduced me to unique aspects of Halifax culture, such as listening to authentic maritime music with fiddles and banjos, and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

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
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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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Address: Gottingen St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Regional Municipality > Halifax
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