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HI - Halifax

1253 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1Y2, Canada

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Overall Rating 85%

From 9 Reviews

Hostel rating (9)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 86%
Cleanliness 79%
Location 96%
Security 93%
Service 83%
Comfort 75%
Green rating 91%

Gateway to the Atlantic Provinces, HI-Halifax is located right downtown in a historical city that vibrates with youthful energy and music.

  • Private
    From €47.47
10 or more people?

Halifax Hostel

Hostel Halifax

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The Heritage House hostel is located in downtown Halifax, just 200m from the bus and train stations, so getting here is easy! Halifax, founded in 1749, to establish British strength in North America has much history and culture, including a cool, summer Jazz Festival, a funky Busker's Festival, the International Tattoo, and the Titanic Graveyard.

The 160-year-old heritage building is clean and safe and exudes a great vibe. Our private/family rooms, dorm rooms all include linen in the cost. There are coin operated internet kiosks and free Wi-Fi as well as laundry for your convenience.

In summer time we host a great Wednesday Pub Crawl, a Friday BBQ, and pancake breakfasts three times a week. The hostel is close to the city's best music, pubs, and Harbour Front and some of the best seafood you'll enjoy in Canada.


Prices are members' prices

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  • Limited
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Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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  • Limited
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Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Children under the age of qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Supplements to rates quoted apply to guests aged or more.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - 500m to 1km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - At a cost
  • Car parking nearby - At or next to the hostel
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:30 to 23:45
From 14:00 to 00:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-902-4223863

Fax. 1-902-4220116

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Waterfront Boardwalk (Less than 500 m)
  • Maritime Atlantic Museum (500m to 1km)
  • Peggy's Cove (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



The staff were very helpful. I had a problem with my car and they went out of their way to help me.


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Mon 19 Sep 2016

Mattress was very soft. Maybe some ladders for each room for top bunk (in case guest had mobility/flexibility problem). Terrific location and very helpful staff.


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Sun 11 Sep 2016

the room was messy, small, lack of ventilation, the fan couldn´t refresh the place


Avatar for Laura


Sun 14 Aug 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (5 to 10km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (2 to 3km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (5 to 10km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Halifax International Airport 32 km from downtown: Halifax.Airporter Shuttle
200m from the Acadia Bus Lines Station on Barrington Street
The hostel offers free phones in the lobby for local calls and has taxi contact numbers
The metro city bus system is available out the front door of the hostel
200m Via Rail Station
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Hockey
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Energy efficiency appliances


  • Working with local community


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting
  • Growing own vegetables


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in toilet
  • Water recycling

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