The Best Hostels and Budget Accommodation in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dalhousie University | © Konstantin Ryabitsev / Flickr
Dalhousie University | © Konstantin Ryabitsev / Flickr
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30 January 2018

Saving money on accommodations means you have more to spend on delicious food and fun activities. Spend wisely on your next trip to Halifax with our list of the city’s best budget accommodations.

Halifax Backpackers Hostel, Halifax

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Located in Halifax’s vibrant North End, Halifax Backpackers Hostel is a great place to stay in the city’s coolest neighborhood. The hostel offers both mixed and private rooms and has an attached café and bar that’s popular with both visitors and locals.

Heritage House Hostel | Courtesy of Heritage House Hostel

Halifax International Hostel, Halifax

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Heritage House Hostel
Heritage House Hostel | Courtesy of Heritage House Hostel

This refurbished heritage home offers character and a prime downtown location. Choose between dorm or private rooms, and enjoy the proximity to Halifax’s main attractions, including the waterfront, Seaport Farmers’ Market, and thriving bar and restaurant scene.

Halifax Backpackers Beach House, Black Point

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Just 20 minutes outside of Halifax, and you’ll find the charming Halifax Backpackers Beachhouse. As it lies near some of the province’s most popular beaches and the town of Hubbards, this is a perfect budget getaway.

Saint Mary’s University | © Robert Alfers / WikiCommons

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  • Saint Mary's University Conference Services and Summer Accommodations, Halifax

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    Saint Mary's University
    Saint Mary's University | © Robert Alfers/WikiCommons

    From May to August, Saint Mary’s University’s dormitories are available for rent, with options for single rooms, double rooms, travel suites, and apartments. The campus lies just minutes from both downtown and Point Pleasant Park.

    Commons Inn, Halifax

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    Another spot in Halifax’s North End, the Commons Inn sits right off of Agricola Street, which is the heart of this trendy neighborhood. You’ll get the comforts of a hotel without the hefty price tag and enjoy the convenience of being next to some of the city’s coolest bars, restaurants, and shops.

    Dalhousie Summer Accommodations | Courtesy of Dalhousie

    Stay at Dalhousie, Halifax

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    Dalhousie Summer Accommodations
    Dalhousie Summer Accommodations | Courtesy of Dalhouse

    Just like Saint Mary’s, Dalhousie University offers rentals of their residence rooms throughout the summer months. Nightly rates start at just $30, and the rooms are near downtown.

    Waverley Inn, Halifax

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    This spot is slightly pricier than the others on this list, but it’s still a great deal and one of the city’s most popular accommodations. The Waverley Inn is situated right downtown and provides their guests with elegant accommodations and a deluxe buffet breakfast.

    Ascendence Harbourside Mansion B&B, Halifax

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    Ascendence Harbourside Mansion offers a peaceful getaway just outside the city core. This four-star B&B, located in a Victorian Heritage Home, offers everything you need to enjoy your stay, including a crepe breakfast, media room, small library, robes, and more.

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