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HI - Halifax

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

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Overall Rating 86%

From 5 Reviews

Hostel rating (5)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 88%
Cleanliness 78%
Location 95%
Security 88%
Service 85%
Comfort 78%
Green rating 87%

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

  • Private
    From $48.16
10 or more people?
hi-halifax

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

Prices are members' prices

  • Available
  • Limited
  • Unavailable

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

  • Available
  • Limited
  • Unavailable

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

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

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

Accessibility

  • 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

Reception:
From 07:30 to 23:45
Check-in:
From 14:00 to 00:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-902-4223863

Fax. 1-902-4220116

hfxhostel@ns.sympatico.ca

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

Reviews

Reviews

Nice kitchen. I would like clothes lines outside and inside for small washes

87%

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Yvonne,

Sun 01 Oct 2017

Room 119 is on the lower floor and if people are sitting outside in the courtyard late at night and smoking the smoke comes into the room. You need the window open at this time of the year so you get smoke and the noisenof people talking unless you call out and ask them to stop. It woke me at about 1.55am the first night and it did not happen again.

87%

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Lynette,

Mon 17 Jul 2017

J'ai déjà été dans cette auberge il y a 7 ans et je n'ai remarqué aucun changement, ni en bien ni en mal. J'ai eu l'impression de l'avoir quitté hier. Une chose à améliorer est certainement la machine à café. Comme petit déjeuner il n'y a d'ailleurs que cela : du café !

80%

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Jean-Claude,

Sun 09 Jul 2017

We liked the personalized touches of the room names from countries. The room was very comfortable and we liked the quietness of the room. We were a little concerned about an extension cord from one of the rooms to an outlet in the hallway. The Kitchen was a little dirtier than hostels I had stayed at in Europe. I will stay again in the future and thank you for the hospitality.

93%

Avatar for Clotilda

Clotilda,

Sat 08 Jul 2017

Auberge bien placée proche centre-ville, supermarché, marché fermier et gare d'autocars. En revanche dortoir féminin en sous-sol donc très peu de lumière naturelle, ni d'aération. Nettoyage de la salle de bain un peu tôt, juste au moment où tout le monde se lève, se prépare... Et pour un prix en basse saison relativement élevé par rapport à d'autres HI, même pas de petit déjeuner compris, et il faut ramener dans le hall de l'auberge, draps et serviette de toilettes au moment du départ.

77%

Avatar for Mathilde

Mathilde,

Sat 01 Apr 2017

Location

Location
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

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

Sports & activities

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

Sustainability initiatives

Air

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

Energy

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

People

  • Working with local community

Waste

  • Recycling areas
  • Composting
  • Growing own vegetables

Water

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

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