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Kip & Kaboodle Backpacker Hostel

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a quiet, clean, well-located, quaint place, with a great host for your stay, you're looking in the right place. Enjoy a beautiful bike ride into Mahone Bay (about 10 min) or to Lunenberg (about 20min) and enjoy the little shops and delicious restaurants. Mahone Bay has a really nice small town feel and people are... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I rocked up to Mahone Bay thinking I would stay a night or two. I ended up staying 5 and was really sad to leave the place. Kip and Kaboodle is well located between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, there are some fantastic walks, cafes, bike rides, and quaint towns nearby (10 minutes by bike to Mahone Bay, 25 min to... More 

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Rome
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Greg the host was very friendly and full of information. This hostel is very basic and in need of some work. The private room is on the main floor but the bathrooms are upstairs. At $70 a night this room is way over priced for a hostel. The room had bare plywood floors, and smelled strongly of of mould and... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Few minutes from Mahone Bay and about 7km from Ludenberg. Had a fabulous stay here. The owner (from New Zealand) is super helpful and really gets to know his guests. He has massive local and NS knowledge. And is willing to sit and Mark places on your area map. He sends you places he think you would enjoy...you don't find... More 

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Torbay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Inexpensive accomodation in a nice area close to touristic locations. The owner is a very friendly New-Zealander that lived there for long and knows the area well. The house has two dorms and one private room, in addition to a camper next to it that can also be used by guests. The private room we used is basic but ok... More 

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South Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
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 & make-your-own pancakes & maple syrup for breakfast! If you like meeting great people, relaxing around the campfire under a million billion stars then our hostel is for you. Bring an instrument! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kip & Kaboodle Backpacker Hostel

Address: 9466 Highway 3 | RR1, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Mahone Bay
Price Range: $51 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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