Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Halifax, Canada. You can choose from 3 Halifax hostels. In total, there are 4 cheap places to stay in Halifax such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $28 for a dorm.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Halifax. To help you make friends with Halifax before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Staying in a Halifax hostel puts you in a small city that punches above its weight. It is the hub of Atlantic Canada and most visitors to the region will pass through at least once. This means that you can organize tours and travel to other parts of Nova Scotia. It certainly merits a stay of at least a few days. There are top class historic sites and museums along with quirky galleries and theaters, dramatic parks and gardens, a rainbow of shops, great food products and restaurants, and the most bars per person in Nova Scotia/Canada/the World - it depends on who is telling the story. Halifax has a large student population and a decent segment of creative types.
The local image of Halifax and Nova Scotia promoted to tourists is very Scottish in character and very quaint in appearance. While an afternoon spent choosing your favorite house followed by an evening in a celtic pub is not to be missed, there is so much more to discover. This diversity expresses itself in everything the range of restaurants, local breweries, and local shops, to the varied festivals, music gigs and the venues that host them.
Once you arrive at a Halifax hostel, make sure you pick up a free city map to orient yourself and the latest copy of the free weekly newspaper The Coast to plan your evenings. You should also take a sweater, umbrella or rain jacket along with you, because, as the saying goes, "If you don't like the weather, wait 15 minutes."
The hostels in Halifax, Nova Scotia are all in the city center and within walking distance of all the places you could want to experience. According to stereotype, Haligonians are friendly. This is true. Ask anybody for help, especially if inadequate signage has you losing your bearings. It is also very common for visitors to have memories, perhaps foggy, of lively nights out and seeming to always be walking uphill...
Written by local enthusiast for Halifax hostels Jonathan A
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Halifax. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Halifax. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Halifax costs on average $28 for a dorm. A hostel in Halifax with private rooms costs on average $54.
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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
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