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HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel

Hostelworld.comUSD 52*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed at HI-Halifax hostel on Barrington Street for many reasons but the main reasons were (1) minutes from the VIA station (2) easy access to bars and shops (3) museums and galleries galore (4) craft brewery's and (5) farmers market was a hop skip and a jump from the hostel. It was a good base for checking out the...

Thank Arthur i
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a safe bet but could be so much better! The good first - handy location - v near to the VIA rail train and a few minutes walk to the main streets and sites of Halifax. It's clean and has a very nice, well equipped kitchen area. The downside, which is a shame, is that the staff let...

1Thank BrumJane
Largs, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Location of this place was perfect in downtown Halifax, a few minutes walk from the bars and the harbour front. The staff were really nice, very helpful, and although the place was clean and well laid out, it really does need upgrade with some new furniture as it is a bit tired now. There is a bit of an odd...

Thank 10MC77
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

No complaints about this place at all really. The location is very convenient. 5mins to VIA rail and maritime bus. Close to local bus stops. 5mins from huge supermarket and 10mins to waterfront. Bars and restaurants all around. Hostel itself is very clean and comfortable. Kitchen and common areas are clean. Free wifi is a bit patchy when lots of...

Thank danigross88
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed three nights and from the moment I checked in I wish I had booked the other hostel in Halifax. Staff took forever to check me in even though I was the only person there. They then gave me sheets and told me I had to make my bed straight away (we're all adults here) and then gave me a...

Thank Cat G
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 4 nights in the hostel and had an extremely poor experience. Rooms had no air conditioning, and lacked sufficient fans to make the humid and muggy weather bearable. The website claims there is parking, but when we arrived, we were told their 3 parking spots were full and we had to pay for street parking for the entirety...

Thank mblsm00
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Where do I begin. When I arrived there was a huge list of rules to be read and signed. Which was fine except it's very easy to forget all the times when we were allowed and not allowed to do anything. Fast forward to the next day there was a BBQ. I sat at the picnic table where there were...

Thank Rachel D
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We stayed at the hostel for 2 or 3 nights in a single room on the first floor. The facilities were excellent. Large kitchen and coolers for food as well as plenty of space for storing dried goods etc. Large adjacent dining area. All with lots of windows. The hostel was clean and quiet as it had no bar and...

Thank tmac100
Shane P, General Manager at HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much and am very happy that you enjoyed your stay at the HI-Halifax Hostel. If there are any improvements that you have in mind, we always welcome input from our guests. Have a great day!! Shane Pizzariello

Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

I loved the HI Halifax hostel. Of all the places I've stayed recently, this one was top of my list. I felt really at home there! The TV room was cozy and great after s long day of exploring. The kitchen was well equipped and clean. The bathrooms were *super* clean and offered great privacy considering they were shared. My...

Thank Meagan S
Reviewed 30 May 2016

In the way of hostels, this is the worst the most mediocre one I've stayed in, especially when price is considered. As someone who was looking to travel on a budget, I was hoping that a hostel would be my best bet but it still cost over $200 for three nights. At that price I feel like I would have...

Thank WooleyTraveler

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $32 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Higher floors are less noisy.”
CarlaChynoweth, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
“First floor is coolest (No AC in the house, so it's comfier downstairs)”
Emmchar16, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“A room in the back is probably better than one in the front by the street. Garbage trucks come early in the morning.”
bknn, 27 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If I go there again, I would like to avoid the basement. Not because it was not well kept, though.”
m5par, 9 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Buy a HI-Membership, you will save 4$ on dorm beds and something like 10% on rooms.”
chanookl, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
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