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“Friendly helpful staff, quiet room, great location”

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HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel
Artarmon, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Friendly helpful staff, quiet room, great location”
Reviewed 20 October 2012 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in this hostel. We had one of the private rooms with a shared bathroom, however it was only shared with another private room, so we almost had it to ourselves.
Bed was very comfortable and the room was quiet. The kitchen had everything you need to provide for yourself. The location is great since it is right in the middle of the city
I would definitely stay again

  • Stayed October 2012
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bavaria
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

The hostel has a great location. The centre of halifax is in walking distance. We arrived by train and walked from the train station. That was good after 21hours in the train.

The hostel is under a great, friendly management. You can get good food at a good price.
We had a private room for more privacy. The room was good, nothing special
All room-doors are decorated with the flags from all over the world, that makes a special flair.

Our private bathroom was across the floor, but everything was very clean.
You get a very good value for your money.

We would come back to the HI-Hostel

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2012

This hostel is located in a prime downtown area within walking distance of all the major sites and cool streets. The staff are very nice and efficient. The kitchen area is really well supplied with many cooking utensils (even a blender), free coffee, multiple fridges and a cheery cafe like area to eat in and also a nice looking outdoor patio. The room I stayed in was in the basement and smelled like sweat or dirty carpets and it was pretty dark down there due to not very many windows. The bathroom was clean.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2012

My mom and I stayed at HI Halifax for 3 nights in early August. We booked one of the private rooms (very reasonable price for two people) that had huge windows and included two beds (with bedding and pillows), table and fan. Our room was located in a private wing of the hostel with a living room and washroom (shared only with one other rooms occupants). The room was a little stuffy, but clean and comfortable. My only complaint would be that due to the hostel being so close to the harbour, the Seagulls woke us up every morning at 5am with their squawking, as we had the windows open due to no AC and it being super hot during our stay. On the main floor there is a huge kitchen where travelers are encouraged to store and cook their own food, a great way to save while travelling! The location of the Hostel is awesome as it is within walking distance of many different historical sites, restaurants, shops and harbour.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

I stayed in the hostel for 4 nights. The location was great as it was close to the water and a grocery store. The common spaces were clean. The 4-bed dorm that I was in faced the street, which was loud, so I would highly suggest ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. But, overall, it was a good stay.

Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 27 July 2012 via mobile

Stayed at HI Halifax for 4 nights, we have a wonderful stay. Helpful and cheerful staff; clean rooms and washrooms. Can't ask for more (budget range). Very close to waterfront, airport shuttle, superstore.

  • Stayed July 2012
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The world
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46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2012

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Everything the other hostel in town is not!

Pay the few extra $$ and enjoy your stay in Halifax.

We stayed at both hostels so we know first hand which is the best.

Thanks for a great stay HI.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel

Property: HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel
Address: 1253 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Y2, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax > South End
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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 
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