We are open and ready to welcome you back. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have substantially reduced the number of guests we host and updated our cleaning protocols to help ensure your safety. Masks are required in all common areas and hand sanitizer is provided in all of our rooms. We have made the necessary changes to ensure you can comfortably enjoy your stay in Halifax, N.S.
Our hostel is ideally located in Halifax’s vibrant North End, surrounded by the best restaurants, independent arts and live music that the city has to offer, and we’re just a five-minute walk to the waterfront. If you are seeking a connection to local history, art and potential collaborators, this is your place. Halifax Backpackers is also the home of Alterego’s, a fair-trade café and licensed bar and restaurant that is woven into the fabric of the community. Wake up with a cup of coffee and an epic breakfast sandwich, or grab lunch or a snack to take with you on your next adventure, then wind down in the evening with a local beer or glass of wine. Friday and Saturday nights see us hosting a variety of evening events – from poetry slams to dance parties. Hospitality is at the heart of everything we do – and has been for more than 20 years. Our staff and owners are avid travellers who know exactly what you need to enjoy your stay and make your trip to Nova Scotia unforgettable. Our historic building is over 100 years old – in fact, it survived the Halifax Explosion. It boasts 10-foot ceilings, big, bright windows and original hardwood floors. Our handcrafted bunks are spacious and comfortable, in rooms that are airy and light. We have strong, reliable Wi-Fi, handy amenities like a fully equipped kitchen and laundry room, and clean, safe common spaces – everything you need to comfortably enjoy your stay. Whether you are here to explore Halifax, meet like-minded people, work on your next entrepreneurial project or just unplug for a while in a new city, we have rates and rooms that will accommodate your needs. Our space is equally comfortable for a two-day or a two-month stay, so whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or need somewhere to call home while you build community and connect with the resources you need to make Halifax your home, we’re looking forward to welcoming you. Let us show you around.
Check-in and check-out:
Please feel free to check-in any time between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. (We’re happy to arrange a late check-in for a $10 fee. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set it up.) All guests must provide a valid government ID (such as a driver’s license or passport) and a valid credit card upon arrival, as well as a $20 (cash) key deposit. Your payment will be processed via credit card on the morning of arrival.
Guests are asked to check-out by 11 a.m.
Property Name: Halifax Backpackers
Address 1: 2193 Gottingen Street
City : Halifax - Nova Scotia
Postal Code : B3K3B5
Phone: +1 902-431-3170
Check-In / Check-Out Policies
This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies.
Check-In: 11:00 AM
Check-Out: 11:00 AM
Late Check-Out Hour: 1:00 PM
Late Check-out Fees: $ 10.00
Late check out (after 11:00 AM and before 1:00 PM) may result in a fee.
Property and Cancellation Policies :
Partial Charge - First Night Stay - If cancelled within 2 days of arrival
Terms and Conditions
Rates vary depending on the length of your stay and whether you choose private or shared accommodation. A bed in a mixed dorm starts at $30 (plus HST) per night, while a private room starts at $65 (plus HST) nightly.
Check-in and check-out
Please feel free to check-in any time between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. (We’re happy to arrange a late check-in for a $10 fee. Email email@example.com to set it up.) All guests must provide a valid government ID (such as a driver’s license or passport) and a valid credit card upon arrival, as well as a $20 (cash) key deposit.
Guests are asked to check-out by 11 a.m.
Cancellations are fully refundable with 48 hours notice. If you cancel your reservation with less than 48 hours notice, you will be charged for one night’s stay.
We strive to provide a safe, fun atmosphere for our guests. We don’t have a curfew, but we do expect guests to keep quiet hours after midnight. Please ensure that you conduct yourself reasonably and responsibly, and refrain from disturbing other guests. Failure to adhere to this requirement may result in you being asked to leave the hostel, in which event all charges and additional charges shall become immediately payable. This applies to paying guests and any friends or acquaintances who may meet them on the premises.
Our friendly, well-informed staff are here to help you connect with all the city has to offer – and sometimes that’s very close to home: Friday and Saturday nights see us hosting a variety of evening events – from poetry slams to dance parties – in the café.
There is plentiful nearby parking: on the street or in a monitored lot ($5)