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Kip & Kaboodle Backpacker Hostel

9466 #3 Highway | RR1, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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South Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Amazing hostel with a kind owner. Place is clean, beautiful, and was packed with other friendly travelers. We stayed in the private room which was decent sized, with what I think was a full sized bed. Clean sheets, blankets, and towels are provided. Two full size bathrooms to share with 2 rooms upstairs with bunks - not bad for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

The hosts of Kiwikaboodle go above and beyond to ensure a comfy, fun filled stay. Affordable pricing as well for the nearly sound proof private room we rented, and a comfy bed too! This hostel is in a perfect location if you don't mind a quick bike ride to the lovely town of mahone bay. And even if you do... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I had such an amazing time at Kip & Kaboodle. Greg was amazing- so helpful and friendly and the accommodations were so relaxing. I felt like I was staying at my Grandparent's cottage. I was there for 5 nights and wished I could have stuck around longer. He told me to visit Hirtle's Beach during one of my day trips... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We planned on staying 2 nights, but ended up leaving after almost a week. This place is just too good to be true. Greg, the owner, is amazing - he has the best tips where to go and what to do, sometimes he also can drop you off or pick you up somewhere like Halifax, Lunenburg, Peggys Cove or at... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I have returned to Kip and Kaboodle time and time again. It's the maritime hospitality that keeps me wanting more. The hosts at Kip and Kaboodle are wonderful and ever pleased to help guide your seaside adventures. There was too much to do for us to fit it all in over the week. But the best nights, spent in Mahone... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Greg has been a really superb host, not only a host but a fatherly figure to us two girls travelling. We booked a tour with Greg and he brought us around Nova Scotia. He was very sincere in his interactions with us, understanding, patient and put in all his effort, heart and soul into conducting the tour for us. Even... More 

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Cologne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I didn't expect much because no one is talking about southern Nova Scotia, but Mahone Bay, surroundings and especially Gregs - Kip & Kaboodle Hostel are the best thing to visit on the East Coast. Plenty of things to see and to do in the south. Perfect place to plan your day trips. Go for a hike, a bike ride... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is a great find in this rather expensive area for budget travellers. The owner is really helpful with things to do and see in the area, and is genuinely interested in ensuring that the people staying get the most out of their time there. The beds are comfy, with sufficient room in the dorms. Also a lamp at each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Very friendly owner who picked us up at Halifax and immediately started to show us around, for example where we can find a supermarket, a pub, a small beach and so on. We got lots of help in planning our days and had nice evenings at the fireplace. The atmosphere is more like that of a friendly shared flat with... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

It was 3.30pm and I needed a bed for the night I rang the hostel and low and behold a New Zealand voice answered....an instant winner for a fellow kiwi. This hostel is a little gem, everybody I meet was so friendly and interesting and the location is great, in the hub of beautiful spots to be explored. I was... More 

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