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HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel

1253 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Y3, Canada (South End)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014
Kathy S Munich, Germany
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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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Munich, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Spent some weeks here, all in all - this really was the best place we could wish for as a base to explore Halifax. It's donwtown, it's clean, the kitchen is spacious, there's events and you get to meet a lot of new people, the staff is super friendly, super helpful and quiky in the best possible way - thanks... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I have stayed in two different private doubles in this hostel, along with a dorm. Heritage House is a fairly standard hostel, with all the facilities you will need - kitchen, washrooms, laundry etc. I would recommend it to anyone passing through Halifax on a budget! There were all kinds of travellers staying at the Hostel during my visit (young,... More

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Ontario, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We recently spent three nights at this hostel and loved it. We were traveling with a nine-year-old and a 12-year-old and booked a family room with a private bathroom. Our room was quite warm as there is no air conditioning and only one window, but we solved that by picking up a $20 fan at Canadian tire. The location of... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We stayed with our friends in the 2 bedrooms apartment upstairs, with a small sitting area and its own bathroom. On the negative side, each bedroom has a rug in it, and they are quite dirty. There is no view so you don't want to stay to long. The common area seemed cleaner, and the service was fine. We stayed... More

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Bremen, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in this friendly, clean, we'll equipped and nicely located hostel in Halifax. It s just a 5 mins walk to a 24 h supermarket as well as the VIA rail train station and the market. To the waterfront its around 10 mins walk. Just the wifi connection lacks a bit and it can get super... More

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Norfolk, England
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13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I recently stayed here for 3 nights. The place feels very homey being as it was, a large home prior to being a hostel. The location is quite good, close to a grocery store, 2 blocks from the harbour and a short walk to downtown shopping and entertainment. The walk from the airport bus drop off is quite long however,... More

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Ottawa, Ontario
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16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I got the room # and everything at the front desk but my bed was taken by somebody else when I went in. The front desk girl moved all this guest's stuff to another bed that she was supposed to take and made a notice that "you have to take your bed #" They have a strict rule that you... More

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Berlin, Germany
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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

A really excellent Hostel. Very friendly helpful staff who upgraded us for free from a double room to a family when they saw we had a small baby with us. Its a vibrant buzzing place (so not necessarily relaxing) and has a really good range of communal spaces where you can people. No breakfasts served but the kitchen is the... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Location of this hostel is very good. It's only 2 minutes away from a superstore and a few more minutes away from the shopping disctrict. (walking) There's a bus stop nearby and there is a shuttle bus that takes you to the airport for 3.25$. A taxi will cost 65$. The rooms are clean. Beds are clean. You can ask... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Great heritage house turned hostel with free breakfast. Came for a week and stayed for months..... Central location, close to literally everything Halifax has to offer. Staff is helpful and nice - even up for a beer or two on occasion. A place to call home while away....

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Also Known As:
Hi-Halifax Heritage House Hotel
Hi-Halifax Heritage House Hotel Halifax
HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel Nova Scotia
Address: 1253 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Y3, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Regional Municipality > Halifax > South End
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty lodging in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HI-Halifax is located 200m from the bus and train station, we are right in the middle of the downtown area, within 15 minute walk of all that Halifax has to offer. ... more   less 
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