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HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel

1253 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Y3, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is pretty much your standard youth hostel in Canada. The hostel is pretty central to everything you would want to do in Halifax. It's close to the train station and a supermarket as well. There are loads of beds, and they supply clean bed linens. I rather enjoyed the huge common area. It's bear bones, but it is clean... More 

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Wendake, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been there twice (as of March 2015), in October 2010 and August 2014. Both time, I had an amazing stay there. Rooms are clean, staff is awesome, public area are large and comfortable. The place is close to the train/bus station, supermarket and many restaurants. For people looking for a budget travel, this is the place!

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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

If you are looking for cleanliness, basic lodgings, it is the place to stay for really clean, friendly staff and a safe, economical place to stay. I stayed a week and paid a deposit next door to have my car underneath, but it was the perfect place for me. I shared a bunk in a room accommodating 8 females and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The hostel is just 2 minutes from the train station and with Halifax being relatively small also 2 minutes from the shops/waterfront. Dorm was in the basement and got quite noisy at night with people walking past on the street. No breakfast offered. Massive VHS collection for rainy days/chilled out evenings in the tv room.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

I really liked this hostel. It had excellent staff, super clean facilities, good location, excellent VHS collection, but most importantly it had a really good vibe. The kitchen, tv room and outdoor patio are really great social spaces and it was super easy to make friends to go on adventures with. I loved it and would recommend it to everyone.

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Berlin, Germany
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We spent two nights in this cosy, laid-back hostel with a very friendly vibe. It is located in the heart of Halifax, only minutes away from the beautiful harbour front and the train station. Despite of its central location the area is very quiet. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The guest kitchen is spacious and well equipped. We had... More 

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World
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54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We stayed in one of the private rooms in the back. Very quiet, very clean. This is a fairly large hostel but still comfortable, helpful staff. Put the car in the parking garage next door for $8 per day and walked around. Many good restaurants nearby, plus easy access to all of Halifax downtown. Walking tours. Ghost tour. Pubs.

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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

No complaints about this place at all! Stayed in shared dorm which was clean and quiet! Friendly and helpful staff. Great location near train station and town for drinks n exploring and also the harbour for the markets. Super value! The kitchen/ chilling area is tastefully decorated and there are two big fridges to easily access your food. Would recommend.... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Arrived late and left earlier, so only saw the front desk, my dorm and bathroom. The staff was nice and everything was clean and of the standard you would expect at a hostel. I slept well even straight after my cross-Atlantic flight, which I don't usually. The price is cheap and the location is convenient, very close to the bus... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

What a fabulous hostel - it's big enough to house the numbers of people, great kitchen facilities and knowledgeable staff. Friendly dorm-mates, everyone is fun and easy-going. Only downside is kitchen opens at 7.30am and earlier would be better for the excursions which leave early in the morning. Also, room was cold at first but staff quick to privde blacnkets... More 

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