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HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I stayed here in December for 3 nights and had a 6 bed female dorm to myself. As it was out of season the hostel was so quiet. Hostel is clean and safe. Great location, 5 mins walk from the water. There is a large supermarket and the bus station around the corner. There is a large kitchen and dining... More 

Thank Carolyn H
not toronto
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

I won't sugarcoat it- this is a hostel. It kinda smells like dudes and other people's cooking when you walk in. It's also in a heritage building so floors are creaky, furniture is worn, and so on. That being said, there was always hot water, a friendly face at the desk, and they keep up on the cleaning of the... More 

Thank hla21
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

One of the things I like about many Canadian hostels is that they are often located in old and sometimes historic buildings. The HI hostel in Halifax is one such re-purposed building, originally constructed as a house in 1865, it passed through many hands over the years including at one time being a home for wayward sailors. Easy to get... More 

1 Thank Don_G_Wright
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Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

It was a very nice hostel you can find people from different places around the world here. You can use its restaurants or tv room to watch tv. It's located in a good place near the downtown and waterfront. You will have an enjoying night there just be careful about selecting a good bed without noises in the night;)

1 Thank Mo E
Port Rexton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

We had an overnight stay and we were very impressed by the helpfulness of the friendly guy on reception and the simple but useful welcome sheet we were given. The hostel is very clean, interesting architecturally, convenient for the station, Farmers' Market and Pier 21. We will be back in Halifax for a longer stay and will definitely be staying... More 

1 Thank mediumwolf
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

I stayed here for a week.. Staff was excellent, and the facilities were clean. Large kitchen area was well used and well kept. My single room was modest but clean and comfortable. The living room areas were cozy and well stocked with DVDs, board games, etc. I had some heating issues in my room but they were dealt with promptly.... More 

1 Thank mkd58
Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Stunning hostel in downtown Halifax! Close to all the major attractions. Clean and comfy dorm. Kitchen feels super homely and extremely attentive, knowledgeable staff. The only disadvantage is the distance from the 320 bus stop, from the airport. Maritime bus terminal is just round the corner!

Thank Irishbluesky
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Great location, very close to the harbor too. Place is nice and tidy. The bed we had were comfortable. The kitchen is open till midnight. They have a laundromat, Parking is a bit tricky but from 6pm till 8 am it's free. Will definitely come back here if I am in Halifax.

Thank NBaijot
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2015

I was in a co-ed dorm with 7 others. I met some really lovely people during my 4 nights in Halifax. The kitchen and dining room are large and there are also some smaller lounge areas. Coin laundry is on site and there are restaurants, cafes and a supermarket all near by. Linens and a towel were provided. The staff... More 

Thank CarlaChynoweth
Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

If you want a place to feel like home, this is the place! It is located in a historic site in Halifax and it's so cozy! There are 3 floors with both mixed and female only rooms. They have many event options and sight seeing trips. If you become a HI member, you save money on food, car rentals and... More 

3 Thank Emmchar16

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HI-Halifax is located 200m from the bus and train station, we are right in the middle of the downtown area, within 15 minute walk of all that Halifax has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel

Address: 1253 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Y2, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax > South End
Price Range: €23 - €49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“Higher floors are less noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles CarlaChynoweth, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
“First floor is coolest (No AC in the house, so it's comfier downstairs)”
 of 5 bubbles Emmchar16, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“A room in the back is probably better than one in the front by the street. Garbage trucks come early in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles bknn, 27 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If I go there again, I would like to avoid the basement. Not because it was not well kept, though.”
 of 5 bubbles m5par, 9 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Buy a HI-Membership, you will save 4$ on dorm beds and something like 10% on rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles chanookl, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
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