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Reviews of Halifax Backpackers Halifax Hostel

2193 Gottingen Street, Halifax, Canada

Atmosphere 74%

Cleanliness 52%

Facilities 65%

Location 68%

Safety 71%

Staff 83%

Value 74%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 3.74USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 12:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Not Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Halifax?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 74%

Cleanliness 52%

Facilities 65%

Location 68%

Safety 71%

Staff 83%

Value 74%

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Anonymous
31 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Great staff, nice cafe downstairs

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
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83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Great atmosphere, nice spot to drink outside

Disliked: A little cramped, lack of A/C meant sleeping upstairs was a little stuffy and funky

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 May 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: really liked the friendliness and helpfulness of the owner and her support staff

54% Overall Rating
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54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: It is really well located

Disliked: When I booked I was not informed that every Friday night there are parties so you just can't sleep which is really annoying when you just arrive from a 36h bus trip.The rooms and bathrooms were quite dirty, also they said that for $5 more you can have a breakfast, that's great but actually you can't have it before 10:00am!!

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Location close to central Bus Terminal for city

Disliked: The reception can be improved upon greatly.

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
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66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: The heating was good especially as I stayed in winter. Easy going staff.

Disliked: A bit congested. Small kitchen. Lounge and coffee shop closed completely during whole week of Christmas and new year

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Location, Price

Disliked: Loud music on weekend nights and could be a bit cleaner.

Customer would recommend this property

63% Overall Rating
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63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: location and price

Disliked: cleanliness was a problem, lack of organization with staff and supplies (no kitchen towels, no soap for hand washing, etc..)

Customer would recommend this property

57% Overall Rating
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57% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The staff is helpful and nice, they know their way around Halifax and are happy to help you find good stuff to do in town. Doing the laundry is cheap and easy there. The beds are pretty good and quite comfortable, the bathrooms are clean. The cafe downstairs offers delicious treats and great coffee and isn't expensive. You'll always find somebody to hang out with or someone who wants to go to a bar/ pub/ club with you.

Disliked: The kitchen is too small to really cook a proper meal in it, plus you might not find all the equipment you might need. There are only 4 showers for the whole hostel, which is okay in shoulder seasons, but in high season it might be a different story. It can be loud at night, which is okay, if you are looking for a place to party.

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
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  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 May 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Thee property was close enough to everywhere we needed to get too. The staff were quite friendly. It fulfilled all the needs I had for it.

Disliked: As other reviews have said, it isn't perfectly clean nor spaciois nor in the nicest neighborhood. However, for me, A 20 year old back packer, it was fine. It's worth it for the cheaper price.

Customer would recommend this property

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