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HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel

1253 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Y3, Canada (South End)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

It seems as if their mattrasses came with the settlers- I paid way too much, to get some sleep, but I ended up awake with aching bones cause of the poor quality of the mattress- 10 cm thick at the edge, about 0cm in the middle. I slept in millions of dorm beds, but this was by far the worst.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I found the HI to be very clean, professional, friendly, safe, and sane. I came running with terror from the other hostel in town and was so relieved to be comfortable and safe here! The staff is extremely helpful and everyone respects the quite hour but there is definitely a fun atmosphere. This is one of the best hostels I've... More

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Munich, Germany
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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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Southampton
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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montreal
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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Address: 1253 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Y3, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Regional Municipality > Halifax > South End
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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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