Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

48 hours

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

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 maps 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 - 10pm

Saturday & Sunday – 10am – 4pm

Please call or email to make bookings outside of these hours View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 6.7

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Aug 2019
    Great bunch of people very accomodating!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Jul 2019
    Awesome location, right next door to great bars and restaurants. Friendly staff and clean facilities
    Russia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    16 Aug 2019
    I love staying here because most of the people were young so it was a very social experience for me. It was cheap and helped me save money when I needed to the most. The cafe is great to have especially in the mornings. The staff are super kind and welcoming. The beds aren’t super comfortable but I’m boujee when it comes to a good mattress so don’t hold it against them. I will say the room got very hot at night. Even though it wasn’t that hot outside I would wake up sweating in the early morning
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    11 Jun 2019
    Staff were all kind and helpful, though there was an issue with the website incorrectly calculating post-tax amount due. The owner helped resolve things and report it to the website, though beware that the charge due on arrival may be a few dollars more than indicated on the website. Facilities were fine; clean and comfortable but definitely in the no-frills backpacker genre.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    24 Jun 2019
    The hostel is part of a cafe, so you have to wait for them to be done serving customers before helping you check-in. The beds and room are nice enough, and you won’t have to wait for a shower. They need $20 cash as a key deposit, which I don’t believe is mentioned beforehand.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    24 Jun 2019
    It was overall a good stay. Some of the main problems such as the older building/beds, late night noise from outside, and mice all over the kitchen area (including inside the fridge) seem to be more of general Halifax issues not specific to the hostel itself, so there can't be too much blame there. Just be aware of these issues going into it, but it's still a great value stay if you can get past those problems.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 6.3


    04 Jul 2019
    It was extremely dirty when I showed up but was cleaned sometime during my stay. There were mice in the kitchen and flies all over the hostel especially in the basement where there were constantly dozens. The rooms are not locked and the "lockers" are wooden and don't fully close.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0


    04 Aug 2019
    The room had NO AC. Making the room extremely hot and humid especially since the room was tiny and 6 other people were crammed in it. No way anyone could fall asleep in it. Living conditions were thus deplorable. Worse hostel I've ever been in. Everything else was fine.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    16 Jun 2019
    We never got to find out if this hostel was any good or not... they double booked us and couldn’t accommodate. Very unprofessional.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 3.7


    06 Jul 2019
    Felt unsafe and uncomfortable. Very shady location. Way too hot. The bedroom Smelt of urine and mattress was very thin. Very old place, Not sure it would even meet health standard. I didnt stay!
    Canada, Female, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant