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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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Montreal, Canada
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

HI-Halifax is located very conveniently in the eastern downtown area, walkable distance from almost everything you could possibly want to visit including the waterfront, the Citadel and scores of bars & restaurants. The dorms are spacious, warm & clean, with ample bathrooms and a nice common room. The overall feel of the hostel is a little dated in comparison to... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hostel is close to the downtown, the historic waterfront, a beautiful park, and also to a huge, 24-hour grocery store that's just two blocks away. Museums and other historical landmarks are nearby. Can't ask for more in terms of location. Rooms were fine with comfortable mattresses. There is a large kitchen and a couple of good-sized common areas. The... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was at this place for five days. The reception staff is more flexible and accommodating than I ever expected. They are enthusiastic and helpful. Everything works as expected. The kitchen and bathrooms are clean, wifi works great even in the basement and the place is lively with the visitors coming and going. A large grocery store, The Atlantic is... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The HI-Halifax is clean, well-equipped and has very helpful staff. It's centrally located in downtown Halifax, within walking distance to grocery stores, the Seaport Market, the waterfront, car rental locations, buses, the ferry to Dartmouth, coffee shops, and is right next door to Bearly's House of Blues. I stayed in a private room, which as a hostelling member was $65/night.... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 5 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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24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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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