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Ottawa, Ontario
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The cheapest place in Ottawa. For a reason. I ended up in a 10 bed room, dirty and with a lot of noise made from the air conditioning. The beds are very unconfortable, and if you add to these the usual difficulties you find in any other hostel you won't be able to sleep. It seems that no one takes...

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Ingersoll
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Really enjoyed our first time in Ottawa and the backpackers inn definitely helps. Very friendly staff members who are more then willing to help you when you have any questions at all, I would recommend to anyone, especially for the price!

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Kingston, Ontario
Reviewed 12 July 2016

The hotel is a bit dirty, but good staff. The neighborhood is weird, with drunk people on the streets, but the street where the hotel is located is OK. Not so close to downtown. Good ambiance around, if you like pubs.

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Toronto
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I had a great stay at ottawa backpackers inn. The staff is very friendly. The dorm was good with comfortable bed. Had safety lockers. Clean bathrooms. Awesome wi-fi. Good location like very close to downtown.

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Ottawa_Hostel, Manager at Ottawa Backpackers Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Please come back and see us any time :)

Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Great place, great staff. Would definitely recommend for those wanting a good cheap stay in ottawa. One of the first times I felt confident using the kitchen due to cleanliness. Convenient location and a great lounge/common area for meeting people and being lazy.

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Ottawa_Hostel, Manager at Ottawa Backpackers Inn, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for the great review, our staff are pretty great! Come back and visit any time. - Holly

Willisau
Reviewed 11 July 2016

If you are travelling alone, this hostel is perfect for you! Because of the small size you meet people very easely and you feel like home. Especially because of the cute terrasse . It takes you less then 10 minutes of walk for beeing in the middle of huge pubs with live music! For me it was awsome!!

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Ottawa_Hostel, Manager at Ottawa Backpackers Inn, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for the great review! Please come back and stay any time! - Holly

Montreal
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The communal kitchen and sitting area are great and the staff was wonderful! I would recommend this place to anyone (unless you are older/ have a mobility impairment/ have trouble with stairs and bunk beds)

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Ottawa_Hostel, Manager at Ottawa Backpackers Inn, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. (In terms of being older etc we do have ground floor availability in our building we own next door!) - Holly

Grazeley Green
Reviewed 8 July 2016

A Very relaxed hostel in a good location that makes it easy and inexpensive to meet people and see Ottawa. The staff are super nice. The only downside is the lack of air conditioning in the main house.

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Ottawa_Hostel, Manager at Ottawa Backpackers Inn, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for your review, most of our dorm rooms do have air conditioning now! Please do come stay any time. Thanks, Holly

Powell River, Canada
Reviewed 8 July 2016

My first time staying in a hostel, and I loved it! Met so many wonderful people from around the world. It felt like a safe, clean and comfortable experience. I was surprised to learn that the people at the front desk had all been working there for a very short time!

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Ottawa_Hostel, Manager at Ottawa Backpackers Inn, responded to this review

Hi! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your first stay in a hostel. Please come visit again any time! - Holly

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This was mostly a good place to stay, and for $28 per night it's hard to complain too much. There are two outdoor area and a nice indoor area. On the down side, there was no breakfast provided. Also, the rooms got a bit crowded, and there was normally a wait for the shower. Finally, the clock at reception was...

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Ottawa_Hostel, Manager at Ottawa Backpackers Inn, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your review. Sorry to hear about the wait for the showers, we are very busy in the summer!! Please do come stay again. Holly

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ottawa Backpackers Inn is the cheapest hostel accommodation in Ottawa. Our hostel does not charge an extra $5 membership fee on arrival. We're also the friendliest hostel in Ottawa. We pride ourselves on offering a laid back service for short term travellers at a great location in the city. We're located Downtown, only 2 minutes away from Byward Market, a supermarket and the liquor store. The Parliament, US Embassy and the Art Gallery are all an easy stroll away. We have all the facilities you would expect from a hostel plus some nice, little extras.> Spacious dorm rooms with safe, secure lockers> friendly staff who can answer most, if not all, your queries> regular night time activities including cake night and movie nights> a common room to chill out in> great kitchen facilities including gas stove, microwave and electric whisks> free bedding with the option to hire towels> free hi-speed wifi> free tea and coffee> luggage storage> parking> laundry> a cat, well not a facility, but a nice extra Reception is open from 8am - 12am. CANCELLATION POLICY: We do not charge for cancellations which are received more than 24 hours before you are due to arrive. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ottawa Backpackers Inn

Address: 203 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T7, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: RM94 - RM328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ottawa Backpackers Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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“They're very small”
 of 5 bubbles ChitbanS, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Single rooms are small, but comfortable, quiet in the 2nd building, parking at rear available reasonably priced.”
 of 5 bubbles cathpoy, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“We can go in any room you want, I was in a 10 bed dormitory and that was very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles 411fran_oism, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Room messy and dirty. Just...don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles jaesunny, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room Africa was good, with a small bathroom (no shower) inside”
 of 5 bubbles 554danic, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
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