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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
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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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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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

the kiwi kaboodle is a fantastic place very close to mahone bay and lunenburg!! plenty to do in the area especially for outdoorsy people! beaches just down the road, short cycle or walk to mahone bay and lunenburg also very close! the owners greg and trudy are exceptionally good people and are always happy to socialise and give advice on... More

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Truro, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I had a great stay here .. it was comfortable and clean and the hosts were friendly and easy-going. Bathrooms were spotless. I will stay again for sure if I am on the South Shore again. Really close to Lunenburg and Mahone Bay. Price can't be beat considering the location.

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

My partner and I stayed at Kiwikaboodle in the end of May for 2 nights. It was 'low season,' so we were the only guests there (at least for the first night). Kiwikaboodle is a nice little hostel just outside of Mahony Bay and in close proximity to Lunenburg. Our host Greg welcomed us with open arms and provided us... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I stayed two nights at this hostel which is 3 km from Mahone Bay and 7 km from Lunenburg. It certainly helps that this is a lovely part of Nova Scotia, so the good vibes are all around. Greg, who owns the place, is a friendly and accommodating host. He knows the area incredibly well and his enthusiasm for exploring... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

First we planned to stay 5 Nights. We extend to 6. And 7. Not only the beautiful place somewhere in between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg made us feel so comfortable and relaxed, but also Greg (Host) and family welcomed us so warmly, that we didn't want to leave. The Hostel is colourful and lovely decorated! We never had to worry... More

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Additional Information about Kip & Kaboodle Backpacker Hostel

Also Known As:
Kip & Kaboodle Backpacker Hostel Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
Address: 9466 #3 Highway | RR1, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Mahone Bay
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Mahone Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small, friendly hostel in quiet country setting 3km from Mahone Bay, 7km from Lunenburg and only one hour from the bustle of Halifax. Full kitchen, barbecue, lobster boils arranged by request. Price includes fully-made bed, towel & breakfast! ... more   less 
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