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Halifax Backpackers

2193 Gottingen Street, Halifax, Canada


  • 74%Value For Money
  • 69%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

Property Information:

Here at Halifax Backpackers we offer a home away from home right in the heart of North End Halifax. We are a small, independent hostel that exemplifies the grass roots community spirit that makes Halifax worth visiting.

Our hostel is conveniently located north of downtown Halifax, only 5 minutes walk to the waterfront and all the other major amenities. Halifax Backpackers is committed to the diverse indie community we reside in. We have live music venues and second hand stores. We believe in inexpensive backpacking and communal experiences. We provide Free linens, Free wifi, Free towels and Free information.

We offer private and dormitory rooms at very reasonable prices. For your convenience we have an onsite organic fairtrade cafe and book exchange. During the summer we also have social BBQs and Frisbee nights. October to May we have Reggae dance nights and regular DJs in the café on Friday and Saturday nights

You will experience Halifax and what it is really about and leave with new friends and ideas :)
Please note we have parties in the cafe on Friday and Saturday nights which run until 2am.

Hours: Monday – Friday - 8am - 8pm

Saturday & Sunday – 10am – 4pm

Please call or email to make bookings outside of these hours

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  • Latest Review

    Good location, not many other people while I was there in November. Kitchen and multiple bathrooms available. Attached to a really cute little cafe. Friendly, helpful staff. Lockers available. Mattresses were in rough shape, not very comfortable, and the rooms were a bit dusty, but overall a good stay for the money.
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      Anonymous, Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Not Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Please note we have Friday and Saturday night parties in the cafe under the hostel.It can be noisy until 2am.

Halifax Backpackers Located at 2193 Gottingen Street, , Halifax.
Halifax Backpackers
Halifax NS B3K 3B5 2193 Gottingen Street
74% 286
44.6529290 -63.5847600
Halifax Backpackers
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