The Best Hostels in Nova Scotia for Backpackers and Solo Travellers

The Best Hostels in Nova Scotia for Backpackers and Solo Travellers
Nova Scotia is one of the Atlantic Provinces of Canada. It includes a large peninsula and Cape Breton Island which is connected to the mainland by the Canso Causeway.

Halifax is the capital city in Nova Scotia, which is where you'll find about 44% of the province's population. Many people visit the area for it's scenic beauty, rich history, and excellent seafood.

There are a handful of hostels throughout Nova Scotia. The highest concentration is found in Halifax, but you'll find several others in small towns throughout the province.

A party hostel in Halifax that is good for backpackers and small groups.

Dorm Bed from $36.56
Private Room from $41.13
Overall Rating: 78%
2193 Gottingen Street, Halifax
Halifax Backpackers is located in the middle of North End Halifax. It's a small, independently owned hostel that embodies the personality of the city. It's located to the north of the downtown area and is just a five minute walk from the waterfront. This is a fun and diverse hostel that is surrounded by live music venues and second hand stores. It's a great value and a fun place to stay if you're hoping to take advantage of the city's nightlife. The hostel also offers all kinds of free amenities including linens, wi-fi, and travel information. There's also an on-site organic fairtrade cafe and a book exchange.

Halifax Backpackers has a social environment where it's easy to meet other travelers. During the summer months they host regular barbecues and frisbee nights. Between the months of October and May there are Reggae dance nights and DJs in the cafe on the weekends. Parties last until 2 am so if you're planning to go to bed early, this is probably not the place for you.

Guests can choose between private rooms and dorm rooms, all of which are reasonably priced.
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