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Halifax Backpackers Reviews

2193 Gottingen Street, Halifax, Canada

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272 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 67%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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I found mice at the kitchen.

  • 31st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • XimenaBarrero
  • Spain
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very friendly staff..especially the girl from Australia. Clean and great place to stay.. thnx for everything


Couldn't have asked for a better start to 3 months travelling than staying here. Halifax seems to move at 1 mile an hour, it is a slow and relaxed place full of great people. This hostel represents that; the staff are friendly; the hostel itself is perfectly clean; and the food they cook up downstairs makes you feel right at home when you're 4000 miles away.


This hostel is pretty chill. i liked staying there a lot. There is a good atmosphere, the rooms are good, the showers too, the kitchen is big and it is fun to sit outside and talk to other travelers.


Helpfull.friendly.good food &cold beer all for s fair price would visit again. Thanks

  • 7th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Awesome place with great atmosphere! The staff is very friendly and very flexible according to your check out. The bathrooms and dorms are very clean and neat. The Caffè downstairs is awesome as well. Very good food and drinks. As a guest of the hostel you get discount on beer, and on breakfast on Sundays. I had a blast at this hostel.


Disgusting kitchen, you cannot lock the door, problems with mice...

  • 25th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Unfortunately this has been one of worst places I've ever have been to. They had mice! When we told them it was like "There was a mouse in our room!" "Yes, we know, we call someone." Just disgusting. Beside of that it's been a very dirty place, the rooms and linen were just disgusting and you could tell, that the floor hasn't been cleaned with water for a very long time. On top of that: The two midle ages ladies were very unfriendly and the opposite of helpful. Never again. Better take air bnb.


There needs to be a locked door between guests and party goers on the weekend. Guests are warned about the noise but not the fact that there is no barrier between the party and those who stay at the hostel


Awesome place, and a good mix of travelers. The staff was very friendly, and everything was well-maintained. The music definitely is loud at nights, but I knew that going in, so not really a complaint.


I arrived on Saturday and there is a party that began at night and I could barely slept due to the load music and noise (although I live upstairs). Beside that everything is acceptable with a fair price.

  • 16th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


One of our lockers was broken (we managed, but it's still important to mention). Our room door was hard to lock. Everything else was fine for the price. Staff is very kind and helpful. Would go again!

  • 3rd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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