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    Kip & Kaboodle Backpacker Hostel

    9466 Highway 3 | Rr1, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
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    Hotel & Grounds (12)
    • Excellent78%
    • Very good20%
    • Average0%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible0%
    Travellers talk about
    “private room” (6 reviews)
    “local area” (2 reviews)
    “bike ride” (2 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Family Rooms
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    3 Sep4 Sep
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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        273 reviews
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        Reviews (40)
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        1 - 5 of 36 reviews

        Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

        Kip and Kaboodle is a great hostel if you're looking for something out of the city. Greg is a total gem and very helpful. He knows all sorts of things to do in the area. The towns of Mahone Bay and Lunenburg are super cute...More

        Thank haileyrol
        Reviewed 4 September 2016

        THE OWNER - Just like a great host at a party. He walks you into the hostel and introduces you to the other guests while telling everyone what they have in common getting the conversations going. THE HOSTEL - This is a great, eco /...More

        Thank perfectbreakfast
        Reviewed 30 July 2016

        If you are looking for a quiet, clean, well-located, quaint place, with a great host for your stay, you're looking in the right place. Enjoy a beautiful bike ride into Mahone Bay (about 10 min) or to Lunenberg (about 20min) and enjoy the little shops...More

        Thank erinrosewell
        Reviewed 25 July 2016

        I rocked up to Mahone Bay thinking I would stay a night or two. I ended up staying 5 and was really sad to leave the place. Kip and Kaboodle is well located between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, there are some fantastic walks, cafes, bike...More

        Thank Jenny W
        Reviewed 8 July 2016

        Greg the host was very friendly and full of information. This hostel is very basic and in need of some work. The private room is on the main floor but the bathrooms are upstairs. At $70 a night this room is way over priced for...More

        Thank PatriciaML7
        Response from TrudiPetersen, Owner at Kip & Kaboodle Backpacker HostelResponded 16 October 2016

        Hey Patricia - so sorry you had a poor experience here. I'm not sure what you smelled in the room, but I'd be truly surprised if it were mould. We're inspected annually for things like that, and had only just had the inspection done. If...More

        Best Western Plus Liverpool Hotel & Conference Centre
        290 reviews
        #1 of 2 hotels in Liverpool
        Admiral Digby Inn and Cottages
        273 reviews
        #2 of 7 hotels in Digby
        Mackenzie's Motel and Cottages
        169 reviews
        #1 of 2 hotels in Shelburne
        Siesta Motel
        21 reviews
        #6 of 7 hotels in Digby
        • Top amenities
        • Free Parking
        • Breakfast included
        • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
        • Hotel Amenities
        • Free Parking
        • Breakfast included
        • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
        • Room amenities
        • Microwave
        • Refrigerator in room
        • Price range
        • US$45 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
        • Room types
        • Kitchenette ,
        • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
        • Family Rooms
        • Number of rooms
        • 9
        • Reservation Options
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        • Location
        • Canada >
        • Nova Scotia >
        • Southwest Nova Scotia >
        • Mahone Bay
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        Traveller (6)
        Hotel & Grounds (12)
        Admiral Digby Inn and Cottages
        273 reviews
        113.85 km away
        Best Western Plus Liverpool Hotel & Conference Centre
        290 reviews
        51.56 km away
        Mackenzie's Motel and Cottages
        169 reviews
        107.00 km away
        Siesta Motel
        21 reviews
        112.96 km away
        Nearby Restaurants
        Rebecca's Restaurant
        298 reviews
        3.22 km away
        Some'Thing Fishy
        7 reviews
        5.83 km away
        The Biscuit Eater Cafe & Books
        269 reviews
        2.87 km away
        Jo-Ann's Deli Market & Bake Shop
        213 reviews
        2.85 km away
        Nearby Attractions
        Bridgewater & Lunenburg Visitor Information Centre
        8 reviews
        5.48 km away
        Mahone Bay Museum
        36 reviews
        2.65 km away
        Northern Sun Gallery & Gifts
        42 reviews
        2.82 km away
        St. James' Anglican Church
        15 reviews
        2.83 km away
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        "Be sure to book a tour!"
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        "Dorm is just fine!"
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        "I like the dorm - but if you're a couple they have a private room."
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        "We opted for the private room but then we are 50!"
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