Nova Scotia is the land of watersports, puffins and seals, is the perfect place for a summer getaway far from all those tourist-heavy destinations. One of the beauties of this province is that it has a vast selection of affordable lodgings that caters for all tastes and budgets.
If you’re planning on visiting Halifax this summer and need a place that will help maximise your budget, here are three accommodation options in the capital that will cost you no more than $50 a night.
Hostelling International (HI) members may want to stay at this super convenient heritage house hostel that’s doesn’t implement a curfew, has free Wi-Fi, and is just $26 a night. Located in the heart of the city centre, public transit is just a minute away from HI-Halifax. Note: Non-members will be required to pay an extra fee.
Saint Mary’s University Conference Services & Summer Accommodations
Universities have great summer housing options that are easy on the wallet. Starting at $39 a night, guests at Saint Mary’s will have free daily breakfast buffets, Wi-Fi, and parking on top of their private kitchenette and bathroom. You’ll also get the conveniences of on-campus shops and facilities.
The cheapest place to stay in the city is Halifax Backpackers Hostel with rooms starting at $23. The hostel draws in the night owls that love to bar hop, as Halifax Backpackers is located in a neighbourhood filled with dive bars. This is one of the best options to meet and mingle with the locals.
Getting to Halifax
There are plenty of ways to get to Halifax. If flying is your transport of choice, you’ll most likely by flying into Halifax Stanfield International Airport, although you might find cheaper tickets going into JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney or Yarmouth International. Just be careful with time and expenditure associated with these cheaper flights, as Parking4Less explains that there will be additional costs for transportation to and from the airports that are much further away from tourist travel spots. Nova Scotia is also accessible by ferries and cruises, but if you’d like to take in the scenic views of the maritime province, a road trip will be your best bet.