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HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel

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Victoria, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 4 nights in the hostel and had an extremely poor experience. Rooms had no air conditioning, and lacked sufficient fans to make the humid and muggy weather bearable. The website claims there is parking, but when we arrived, we were told their 3 parking spots were full and we had to pay for street parking for the entirety... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Where do I begin. When I arrived there was a huge list of rules to be read and signed. Which was fine except it's very easy to forget all the times when we were allowed and not allowed to do anything. Fast forward to the next day there was a BBQ. I sat at the picnic table where there were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We stayed at the hostel for 2 or 3 nights in a single room on the first floor. The facilities were excellent. Large kitchen and coolers for food as well as plenty of space for storing dried goods etc. Large adjacent dining area. All with lots of windows. The hostel was clean and quiet as it had no bar and... More 

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Shane P, General Manager at HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much and am very happy that you enjoyed your stay at the HI-Halifax Hostel. If there are any improvements that you have in mind, we always welcome input from our guests. Have a great day!! Shane Pizzariello More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I loved the HI Halifax hostel. Of all the places I've stayed recently, this one was top of my list. I felt really at home there! The TV room was cozy and great after s long day of exploring. The kitchen was well equipped and clean. The bathrooms were *super* clean and offered great privacy considering they were shared. My... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

In the way of hostels, this is the worst the most mediocre one I've stayed in, especially when price is considered. As someone who was looking to travel on a budget, I was hoping that a hostel would be my best bet but it still cost over $200 for three nights. At that price I feel like I would have... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I stayed in Halifax for 2 nights, and I booked 8 bed female dorm with my friend. Since it is a hostel, the price is a lot cheaper than the price of other hotels. But the location of this hotel is in the center of the city, it only took me 5 mins to walk from the bus station to... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

I stayed here in December for 3 nights and had a 6 bed female dorm to myself. As it was out of season the hostel was so quiet. Hostel is clean and safe. Great location, 5 mins walk from the water. There is a large supermarket and the bus station around the corner. There is a large kitchen and dining... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

I won't sugarcoat it- this is a hostel. It kinda smells like dudes and other people's cooking when you walk in. It's also in a heritage building so floors are creaky, furniture is worn, and so on. That being said, there was always hot water, a friendly face at the desk, and they keep up on the cleaning of the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

One of the things I like about many Canadian hostels is that they are often located in old and sometimes historic buildings. The HI hostel in Halifax is one such re-purposed building, originally constructed as a house in 1865, it passed through many hands over the years including at one time being a home for wayward sailors. Easy to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

It was a very nice hostel you can find people from different places around the world here. You can use its restaurants or tv room to watch tv. It's located in a good place near the downtown and waterfront. You will have an enjoying night there just be careful about selecting a good bed without noises in the night;)

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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 

Additional Information about HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel

Address: 1253 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Y2, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax > South End
Price Range: $25 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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