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Hostel | 1253 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3J 1Y2

87.8% Overall Rating

37 out of 39 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/07/2014)

Lisa Dockman thinks…

"This hostel runs like a well-oiled machine - very organized with all sorts of resources, a great kitchen and informed staff."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Please Note: The $30 rate is for HI members only. An additional $5 applies to non-members. Maximum length of stay is 14 nights in Halifax Heritage House Hostel

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87.8%

Overall Rating

37 out of 39 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI-Halifax'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
83.2%
Cleanliness
89.6%
Staff
85.6%
Value
80.0%
Safety
91.2%
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65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

28 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: pretty clean and with pretty good facilities

Disliked: not many parking spaces available

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Lisa Dockman

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2014 Lisa would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel runs like a well-oiled machine - very organized with all sorts of resources, a great kitchen and informed staff.

Disliked: We had a lot of trouble sleeping because of how hot it was - if the owner is reading this PLEASE buy fans for the rooms! We had a ceiling fan, but it could only be turned on with the light - so we didn't sleep barely at all due to the heat and humidity.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Annie wen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

11 July 2014 Annie would recommend this property

Liked: I am a Taiwanese, I come for travelling Halifax in Nova Scotia. The Hotel in Halifax where I stay is located at great location. It's near the station of bus and train , shopping area, spot of sight seeing in downtown, in especially near the local supermarket. I will recommend this place to stay to my friend for sure . If you are looking for somewhere to stay in downtown of, Halifax, please don't miss it. You will like it. *^O^*

Disliked: Hopefully, they can provide a hair dryer in the bathroom without any deposit. ($20 ca)

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Francis O'Reilly

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 July 2014 Francis would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely staff, excellent location!

Disliked: Can't say I can fault this place! It is up there with the best!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I like the huge kitchen ! The washrooms are clean. Very good location, there is a supermarket nearby.

Disliked: Nothing

60.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

07 October 2013

Liked: Clean toilets but not blankets and bed sheets

Disliked: Too many rules and unhelpful staff

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Huot Iv

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2013 Huot would recommend this property

Liked: It was a good place to stay. The rooms are bathrooms are clean and well maintained.

Disliked: I would recommend some hostel events on the weekends just to get people together.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Maria Brsadinac

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 July 2013 Maria would recommend this property

Liked: Nice: Signs everywhere to take care of water / electricity, kitchen, nice common areas, decoration, ladies' bathroom, spacious room, friendly staff, ...

Disliked: Not so nice: For me a bit too expensive, the mattresses

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

NICHOLAS FORAN

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 December 2012 NICHOLAS would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, great facilities and not too expensive.

Disliked: Understandable for noise concerns but it would have been nice to have access to the kitchen/our food at a later hour.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel was clean, friendly staff, helpful. Big rooms. Great location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff! Great location near bus and train station.

Disliked: Nothing. It was wonderful!

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

25 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very close to train station, had evrything needed; kitchen, wi-fi, enuf bathrooms, tv room; etc

Disliked: was charged an additional $5 for not having Hi club membership; but did not know this before got to hostel

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A well located hostel, clean and safe for a medium sized hostel. Very helpful and friendly staff too and quite a good atmosphere.

Disliked: Perhaps a tad pricey, especially for non-HI members.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Benjamin Gamble

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 February 2012 Benjamin would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, right beside the train station!

Disliked: Minor detail but you have to make the beds yourself.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break

28 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Well located!

Disliked: A large hostel with many guests. Not very personal vibe. Also, there is an alley next to the hostel where they pick up garbage every morning at 7:30ish that wakes you up.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

26 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: beds

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

21 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location, 2 blocks from the water, very safe and secure. Bathrooms and kitchen were clean.

Disliked: My partner did see mice running around

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

21 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly & helpful staff. Good location. Hostel is well kept and very organised.

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location convenient, staff helpful

Disliked: cost a little high

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Bessie Cheung

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 September 2011 Bessie would recommend this property

Liked: The location was great. It was in the quieter part of downtown, yet still very close to everything. The staff was super friendly and very helpful in terms of where to go and what to do in the area.

Disliked: Wasn't super clean, but not bad considering how many people were staying there each night.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location fantastic and staff very helpful

Disliked: Seemed a fairly quiet hostel despite being mid summer. No breakfast. Less character than some other HIs.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

04 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The free wifi was useful and the location was central and walkable.

Disliked: I feel the price was too expensive and I had an odd encounter with one of the guests. Also on them night of July 1st one of the visitors was screemig about being called a meth head. Those encounters left me feeling uncomfortable.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

13 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice old building. Excellent location. Friendly staff.

Disliked: I disliked nothing.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

09 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Sometimes room isn't well-heated.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

09 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Locaion!

Disliked: Sometimes room isn't well-heated.


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