What we offer

Halifax Backpackers offers a home away from home right in the heart of North End Halifax. We are a small, independent hostel that exemplifies the grass roots community spirit that makes Halifax worth visiting.
Go to Halifax City

Halifax City

Beautiful, clean rooms with shared kitchen and common area right in the heart of Halifax. Affordable for people looking to experience the world.

Go to Beach House

Beach House

An authentic taste of the coastal Nova Scotian experience located a short driving distance from Halifax.

Go to Cafe and bar

Cafe and bar

Authentic, customer-focused cafe and bar operating in and supported by the community for over 15 years. Delicious food and fair trade coffee known city-wide. Home of many unique events, including Poetry for Progress, RAW cypher, and reggae nights.

Go to Catering


Creative catering designed just for your event to fit your budget. Available for any event large or small. Many options for gluten-free and vegan food restrictions.

Ask about our new backpackers by the beach 30min from Halifax!
Rooms $75


Halifax Backpackers is the city's only independent backpackers
Live like a local

It all started in 2001, Michelle and David had explored the world and seen how backpacker hostels were amazing places to stay and meet people while travelling, so coming home to Nova Scotia, decided to open their own. It started as a few dorm rooms and over the last 15 years has grown into 4 dorms rooms, 2 private rooms and attached café (alteregos).

Michelle is still running the backpackers and has had many staff from the community and all over the world working there who have added their own personal touches to the place over the years. Currently Steph from Australia is adding the international flavour. Book your room now to join the family!

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