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.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous 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 7.6

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 7.7

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 6.4

  • Facilities 6.7

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    17 Aug 2019
    I had a great time. It's to bad I had to relocate to another. Great staff, great energy. Thanks Halifax Hostel! See ya again
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    25 Sep 2019
    It's close to the city centre by 15 min walking distance.
    China, Male, 41+
  • 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
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 Sep 2019
    Good value and met lots interesting people there. The building needs a bit TLC. New windows are needed and rooms can be a bit more clean.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    05 Aug 2019
    Fair price for accommodations. Generally clean. The kitchen is a regular house size so not a lot of room. The room had a fan but it was still crazy hot in the room at night. Their only washing machine broke while we were there but they were trying to fix it. The area seems a bit sketchy but we had no problems coming and going. I’m not sure if they had any organized activities if they did then we did not get the info. Overall the place is good enough if you just need a place to sleep.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 6.6


    08 Oct 2019
    Could have been a little cleaner, doesnt seem like anyone has vaccumed or washed the floors in a while. Staff were nice and bathrooms were clean enough. Didnt use the kitchen but it seemed well equipped. Some steep stairs to the rooms upstaires so the kitchen is not wheelchair accessible. There are rooms and a bathroom on the main floor but not chair friendly overall. Would recommend if travelling on a budget and used to hostels. Location was a bit riugh but didnt feel unsafe. Close to citidel
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    22 Aug 2019
    Nothing special but it had what you needed, and the staff were very friendly
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    14 Sep 2019
    My stay was so bizarre! The staff was either out of it or annoyed with me for no reason. There was a festival in the vacant lot next door that went until 11pm but the cleanup continued until 12:30. One of the crew members had to unplug an extension cord from our room (after midnight and yelled at the top of his lungs out the window to his fellow crew members. Did he not realize he was in a bedroom with sleeping guests??! It was sooo strange.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 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
  • 2.0


    14 Sep 2019
    Felt uncomfortable arriving to the hostel. Not clearly signposted as a hostel. There was one person working the reception/bar/cafe with a few customers waiting. Went to room. Top bunk with no safety railing high from the floor. Tightly packed room with no space to put luggage. Bathroom was dirty with mouldy shower curtain. Loud music from bar. Left within the hour for alternative accomodation.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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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