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HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel
Montreal, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good Hostel”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

I stayed in the hostel for 4 nights. The location was great as it was close to the water and a grocery store. The common spaces were clean. The 4-bed dorm that I was in faced the street, which was loud, so I would highly suggest ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. But, overall, it was a good stay.

Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 27, 2012 via mobile

Stayed at HI Halifax for 4 nights, we have a wonderful stay. Helpful and cheerful staff; clean rooms and washrooms. Can't ask for more (budget range). Very close to waterfront, airport shuttle, superstore.

  • Stayed July 2012
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The world
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2012

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Everything the other hostel in town is not!

Pay the few extra $$ and enjoy your stay in Halifax.

We stayed at both hostels so we know first hand which is the best.

Thanks for a great stay HI.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toronto
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2011

I stayed 3 nights here and really enjoyed it. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was clean, though a little stuffy, likely from the door being closed all the time. Though I didn't use it much, the kitchen was big and well equipped for cooking. I booked online and had no trouble getting my room on arrival. If you are looking for female only washrooms, they are available in the basement. Showers small but clean. Linens well used, but again, clean. Half lockers are available in the dorm rooms, you must bring your own lock.

I would stay again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Travelling
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2011

A heritage house (hence the name) in downtown Halifax. Walking distance to everything, safe location. The hostel is clean and safe, the staff helpful and friendly. Good sized kitchen and dining area plus a reading room separate from TV room. Backyard space as well. Busy but not distractingly so. Call ahead to book.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Riverton, Wyoming
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83 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2011

Location just a couple blocks from via rail, and short walk to the harbor front. My only dislike was that while you could choose male,female, or mixed dorm, the wash rooms were coed. A plus for the hostel is their commitment for going green. Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed September 2011
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2011

This hostel is located 10 mins away from the heart of downtown Halifax and also a 3 minute walk to the train/bus station and a big supermarket so very ideal.

The rooms are good and clean with comfy beds and lockers. Bathrooms were clean with good showers. The kitchen/dining area, TV room, reading room and patio are all great and sociable! It's is really colourful and cosy inside. Some of the staff are great but some of them need to work on their customer service skills.

The only thing that really annoyed me is 3 mornings in a row when I wanted to shower they had closed the bathrooms for cleaning. If they need to clean in the morning it would be useful to state a fixed time so people know not to shower then and can arrange their day around it - for example if they need to check out early.

All in all great hostel - stayed here about 5 nights in total and would come back and would recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel

Property: HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel
Address: 1253 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Y2, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax > South End
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
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