Halifax Backpackers

Hostel

Address

2193 Gottingen Street HalifaxSee nearby area

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Lonely Planet review

Coed dorms at this hip, 36-bed North End hostel hold no more than six beds. It draws a funky young crowd and everyone congregates at the downstairs cafe to swill strong coffee, eat cheap breakfasts and mingle with the eclectic local regulars. City buses stop right in front, but be warned: it's a slightly rough-edged neighborhood.

Our independent authors have visited Halifax Backpackers and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Dartmouth.

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WE ARE IN A NEIGHBOURHOOD THAT HAS MANY BARS AND WE HAVE DJS ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS, IT IS LOUD IN THE BUILDING UNTIL 2 AM. The vibe is wonderful and it is an exceptional way to meet locals and hear very diverse entertainment. :)
We are the cheapest hostel in Halifax, we are $10 cheaper then our competition and we don't charge any add on fees with the exception of a $5 charge for check ins after reception hours.
Come check out the amazing vibe in attached alteregos cafe and bar. We have the cheapest local pint in Halifax. Djs on Friday and Sat. Live music/ jam night on Thursday. IT IS LOUD IN AREA ON FRI AND SAT UNTIL 2AM. We are across the road from the Company house bar and we have a busy bar onsite. Guests are asked to make a donation to the dj but get free access to all shows.
Our hostel is conveniantly located north of downtown Halifax, only 5 minutes walk to the waterfront and all the other major amenities. Halifax Backpackers is committed to the diverse indie community we reside in. We have live music venues and second hand stores. We believe in inexpensive backpacking and communal experiences. We provide Free linens, free Internet and wireless, Free towels and free information.

We have created a friendly, personal atmosphere based on our own travel experiences. We are the only hostel that provides insider local information (because we are locals!).

We offer private and dormitory rooms at very reasonable prices. For your convenience we have an onsite organic fairtrade cafe and book exchange. We also have Friday night BBQs making it easy to meet other travellers. Tuesday night is 'Ultimate frisbee' night.
You will experience Halifax and what it is really about and leave with new friends and ideas :)

Halifax Backpackers exemplifies the grass roots community spirit that makes Halifax worth visiting.

Hours 8am - 8pm (Please call to make arrangements outside of these hours. The telephone number will be given after booking.)

Services & facilities

  • Bar
    • Available
  • Parking
    • Bicycle Parking
  • Restaurant/CafĂ©
    • Cafe
    • Restaurant
  • Recreation
    • Common Room
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Free Internet Access
    • Free WiFi
  • Housekeeping
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Linen Included
  • Luggage storage
    • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor space
    • Outdoor Terrace
  • Guest services
    • Tours/Travel Desk
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