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Kip & Kaboodle Backpacker Hostel

2.9 km from Mahone Bay centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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9466 Highway 3 | RR1, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

First we planned to stay 5 Nights. We extend to 6. And 7. Not only the beautiful place somewhere in between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg made us feel so comfortable and relaxed, but also Greg (Host) and family welcomed us so warmly, that we didn't want to leave. The Hostel is colourful and lovely decorated! We never had to worry...

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Juneau, Alaska
Reviewed 13 September 2012

I had a wonderful evening hanging out with wonderful travelers and our expert guide and host, Greg. Clean, comfortable with all the amenities. Wonderful location near both Mahone Bay and Luneford right off the scenic drive. I actually wish I could stay longer.....

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Linz, Austria
Reviewed 20 August 2012

It really is a funny world! when we arrived tired from the long fligth from Europe we were really astonished to find a New Zealander as very nice host here in the middle of nowhere. A nice house with beautiful view to the green landscape. Greg is helpful, friendly and full of strories about his area! Its absolut worthwhile looking...

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Dunbar
Reviewed 30 July 2012

We spent 4 night at K&K in July. Greg was a big help - despite being from the far side of the world he knew more about the local area & its history than most locals. He is very kind hearted and was very proud to show off the best bits of the local area which is beautiful and historic....

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Chester, Canada
Reviewed 18 July 2012

Hospitality Kiwi style in a dream location. Ask him anything and you will get a knowledgeable and honest answer. They go above and beyond to assure you will have a great time in a great place.

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Goettingen, Germany
Reviewed 6 May 2012

We went to this little hostel as we couldn't find anything else to stay in Mahone Bay and didn't regret it at all. We had a small private room downstairs and shared the bathroom with other people. It is all clean and the atmosphere was just great. The host is really,really nice and his suggestions were all good and so...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2011

We stayed here by accident as the weather did not permit camping. Our luck, as this place is a little gem! A lovely, warm and chilled out atmosphere in a cute and cozy convertor barn. It is about 7km for Lunenburg and 3k from Mahone Bay, both are quaint little fishing villages well worth a visit - especially the 'Bluenose...

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Gouda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 12 September 2011

I stayed here for three nights and thourougly enjoyed the experience. Greg is a friendly, knowledgeable host and is happy to drop you off in Lunenburg for a day. Its easy to make your way back (7 km walk). The private room had room enough for my stuff and came with a private entrance. Location in between Mahone Bay and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2011

We stayed at Kip & Kaboodle for one night and then ended up coming back the following week for five nights! It is a great small and friendly hostel about 40 mins walk from Mahone Bay. Greg and Trudi are excellent and really help you out with advice on places to go and lifts to town and to get groceries....

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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 27 June 2011

Clean, friendly & fantastic atmosphere. Free lifts to town, lobster boil, WIFI, and trip advice! Greg was the best and had so many tips of where to go and things to see while we were there. It's just so chilled and relaxed, with an awesome group of people staying there. We stayed an extra two nights, and are going back...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small, friendly hostel in quiet country setting 3km from Mahone Bay, 7km from Lunenburg and only one hour from the bustle of Halifax. Full kitchen, barbecue, lobster boils arranged by request. Price includes fully-made bed, towel & make-your-own pancakes & maple syrup for breakfast! If you like meeting great people, relaxing around the campfire under a million billion stars then our hostel is for you. Bring an instrument! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kip & Kaboodle Backpacker Hostel

Address: 9466 Highway 3 | RR1, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Mahone Bay
Price Range: $55 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Be sure to book a tour!”
 of 5 bubbles Awiderman, 15 May 2014 | Read review
“Dorm is just fine!”
 of 5 bubbles easterner_de, 27 Oct 2013 | Read review
“I like the dorm - but if you're a couple they have a private room.”
 of 5 bubbles CarolC715, 12 Sep 2012 | Read review
“We opted for the private room but then we are 50!”
 of 5 bubbles finbar99, 29 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Dorms and private rooms are both good here.”
 of 5 bubbles beznee, 30 Aug 2011 | Read review
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