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Montreal, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 September 2016

THE OWNER - Just like a great host at a party. He walks you into the hostel and introduces you to the other guests while telling everyone what they have in common getting the conversations going. THE HOSTEL - This is a great, eco / country hostel with a rustic feel. Great communal kitchen / living room space, a big... More 

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 30 July 2016

If you are looking for a quiet, clean, well-located, quaint place, with a great host for your stay, you're looking in the right place. Enjoy a beautiful bike ride into Mahone Bay (about 10 min) or to Lunenberg (about 20min) and enjoy the little shops and delicious restaurants. Mahone Bay has a really nice small town feel and people are... More 

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Thank erinrosewell
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

I rocked up to Mahone Bay thinking I would stay a night or two. I ended up staying 5 and was really sad to leave the place. Kip and Kaboodle is well located between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, there are some fantastic walks, cafes, bike rides, and quaint towns nearby (10 minutes by bike to Mahone Bay, 25 min to... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Greg the host was very friendly and full of information. This hostel is very basic and in need of some work. The private room is on the main floor but the bathrooms are upstairs. At $70 a night this room is way over priced for a hostel. The room had bare plywood floors, and smelled strongly of of mould and... More 

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Thank PatriciaML7
TrudiPetersen, Owner at Kip & Kaboodle Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hey Patricia - so sorry you had a poor experience here. I'm not sure what you smelled in the room, but I'd be truly surprised if it were mould. We're inspected annually for things like that, and had only just had the inspection done. If there was some mildew in the bathrooms (I would be surprised, but it could be)... More 

Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Few minutes from Mahone Bay and about 7km from Ludenberg. Had a fabulous stay here. The owner (from New Zealand) is super helpful and really gets to know his guests. He has massive local and NS knowledge. And is willing to sit and Mark places on your area map. He sends you places he think you would enjoy...you don't find... More 

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Torbay, Canada
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Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Inexpensive accomodation in a nice area close to touristic locations. The owner is a very friendly New-Zealander that lived there for long and knows the area well. The house has two dorms and one private room, in addition to a camper next to it that can also be used by guests. The private room we used is basic but ok... More 

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South Portland
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

Amazing hostel with a kind owner. Place is clean, beautiful, and was packed with other friendly travelers. We stayed in the private room which was decent sized, with what I think was a full sized bed. Clean sheets, blankets, and towels are provided. Two full size bathrooms to share with 2 rooms upstairs with bunks - not bad for a... More 

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2 reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2014 via mobile

The hosts of Kiwikaboodle go above and beyond to ensure a comfy, fun filled stay. Affordable pricing as well for the nearly sound proof private room we rented, and a comfy bed too! This hostel is in a perfect location if you don't mind a quick bike ride to the lovely town of mahone bay. And even if you do... More 

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1 Thank Alifrederick
Saskatoon, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

I had such an amazing time at Kip & Kaboodle. Greg was amazing- so helpful and friendly and the accommodations were so relaxing. I felt like I was staying at my Grandparent's cottage. I was there for 5 nights and wished I could have stuck around longer. He told me to visit Hirtle's Beach during one of my day trips... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

We planned on staying 2 nights, but ended up leaving after almost a week. This place is just too good to be true. Greg, the owner, is amazing - he has the best tips where to go and what to do, sometimes he also can drop you off or pick you up somewhere like Halifax, Lunenburg, Peggys Cove or at... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
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: £17 - £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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