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Halifax Backpackers Hostel

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed August 28, 2013

This hostel is carried by the people running it and the social aspect - the actual hostel facilities are fairly run down and could do with a through clean. I had a great time staying here. Most nights in summer there will be people having drinks and socializing outside, both hostel guests and a swag of locals who affiliate with...

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We arrived at 4am, which they were able to accommodate no problem. We had to make our beds ourselves, which was a first, although a bit inconvenient for the other guy already sleeping in the dorm. Friendly staff. Hot showers, although pretty small and difficult to get to the right temperature (the difference between hot or cold was about 1...

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Whitehorse, Canada
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Actually sad to be checking out today, truly was one of the most memorable experiences I had in a hostel. First things first, don't check into this place and expect a hotel, this hostel is a kin to a home. There is a brewery down the street, awesome art expos, and a cast of interesting and friendly community members as...

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Holmes Beach, Florida
Reviewed June 19, 2013

The main benefit is that you are within walking distance to almost anything you would want. The farmers market is two blocks away (go on Saturday), Atlantic Superstore and the liquor store are also very close. There are fantastic restaurants as well as the boardwalk withing a few hundred feet. The hostel itself has a great kitchen with lots of...

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Staying at Halifax Backpackers was an amazing experience! I stayed for a few days while visiting Halifax by myself. It felt like home and I met so many great people- staff and other travellers alike. All of the staff are friendly, easy to get along with and create a welcoming, warm environment. The hostel was clean and cozy and full...

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1Thank Heather W
Reviewed April 21, 2013

My fave hostel by far!!!! Stayed here for a couple of months and absolutely loved it, the staff, the location, the people and the atmosphere. If there was ever a fun family and home away from home, its here. The owner (Michelle) and staff take you in and make your Halifax stay one to remember. Perfect location, with down town,...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed April 16, 2013

I love this hostel! Everytime I go back to Halifax, I know I will stay there because it became like a second home, hosting a second family. The owner and the staff are always there to help and to make the stay more enjoyable. The people I've met there were incredible. I felt like I was part of the community,...

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

I stayed at the hostel several times while traveling through western Canada. The place is just the right size tomeet people and only a short walk from downtown. The staff and owner took us in like family and really made our stay special. . In fact not just the staff but the neighbours too. . . While sitting in the...

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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed February 7, 2013

I stayed at Halifax Backpackers for three months and must say I had intense separation anxiety leaving it. It's the closest thing to home one could hope to find in Halifax. Staff are super friendly with accommodating your specific needs. Tony knows everything you need to know about travelling in Nova Scotia (he's done shows on it for the CBC!)...

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Regina
Reviewed October 20, 2012

To say I don't recommend this hostel is an understatement. It's extremely loud, filthy and the manager has a drinking problem. If every other hotel, motel and hostel in Halifax is booked, and you're faced with the decision to stay here or spend the night in your car (or under a dry bridge) choose the latter. I stayed there for...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Halifax Backpackers Hostel

Address: Gottingen St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax
Price Range: $21 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“I had a squeaky bed on the lower bunk, left side of room 7. Any other bed should be great.”
 of 5 bubbles petervZ5837LJ, Feb 17, 2017 | Read review
“Visit the Seven Bays Bouldering Gym/Cafe - only 5 min walk away”
 of 5 bubbles Z1196VYmichellel, Sep 17, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the back room away from the street. It's quieter. A little.”
 of 5 bubbles 530brentm, Jun 8, 2016 | Read review
“Bring ear plugs is loud fri and sat nights”
 of 5 bubbles Gracielou1990, Jun 1, 2015 | Read review
“they are all great rooms”
 of 5 bubbles scottg454, Oct 8, 2014 | Read review
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