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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Barefoot Hostel turned out to be an excellent choice :) It is an all-girls female hostel with dorm beds. My bed has a big soft duvet which was just perfect. The hostel is pretty quiet at night, and I certainly felt that the environment was calm and quiet despite being conveniently located downtown. The hostel was very clean and well...

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Sabina S, Owner at Barefoot Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed the hostel as much as you did! We hope to welcome you back should your travels direct you our way again!

Reviewed 4 August 2016

This small hostel is in an excellent location for exploring Ottawa's main attractions. You can walk to most of the main things, or use a bike or buses to reach the further places. It has four mixed gender bedrooms upstairs with four bunks each. The beds are fairly narrow but comfortable, with big cozy comforters and pillows. It is very...

Thank bhs_wpg
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I am very glad that I could get a bed at this hostel when the other hostels were already full for Canada Day. The hostel is located inside a converted house and it has a cozy atmosphere and it's usually quiet during most of the day. The bunk beds are very comfortable with a super warm and comforting duvet. I...

Thank rogiv21
New Brunswick, Canada
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Second time staying here in two years - excellent in every way - quiet, close to Byward Market, US Embassy, canal, Parliament Hill and other attractions, extremely clean and well- managed by owners of Swiss Hotel around the corner, highly recommended, huge bathroom and a well-equipped kitchen, nice lounge with TV and WiFi - hard to find anything wrong with...

Thank Kdanac
Freiburg, Germany
Reviewed 24 October 2015

I've stayed at Barefoot twice now during cross-country trips. The facilities feel like staying in a fastidiously clean relative's house -- great kitchen and comfortable living area and incredibly clean and comfortable bedrooms. I left my camera at the hostel and the staff held it for a couple weeks and helped box it up and get it shipped back to...

Thank roslars
Burnie, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Barefoot is a smaller scale hostel, it seems to be a converted house so can inhabit less guests than most. This translates to a familiarity amongst guests and a friendly atmosphere, where it is not uncommon for guests to grab a drink together or all watch a movie. The bathrooms are very up to date but with only 2 showers...

Thank Amy S
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Chambres et salles de bain très propres. Rooms and bathrooms are very clean Décoré avec style. Decorated with style. Seul point négatif: il n'y a pas de poêle électrique. The only negative point is that there is not electric stove for cooking. Salon très confortable et bien équipé. Spacious living room, well outfitted (DVD + flatscreen, tables, internet + computers)

Thank kmigaio
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Stayed here for one night after staying for a night in the HI-Jail Hostel in a four bed room. Very clean, close to the market. This Hostel is so comfy it feels like home! There is a small kitchen area that has a microwave/coffee/tea but no oven or cooking facilities so don't expect to cook here (although we managed with...

Thank Rob J
Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Great little place that is close to everything. Walk to Rideau Centre, Old Town, Transitway station in a few minutes. Parliament Hill is just another few minutes away. This is not the usual big hostel: 4 rooms with 16 beds in total. It wasn't full during Easter weekend when I stayed, so it was more like sharing a house with...

Thank twotterdhc6
Banff National Park, Canada
Reviewed 17 February 2015

We stayed here for 1 night in October 2014 in a 4 bed dorm. It was really clean with a great shared bathroom - like a bathroom at home, not like a hostel bathroom. Amazing and clean shower. The highlight was the linens - the best duvet ever! We didn't use any communal facilities but from memory there wasn't much...

Thank Josie T

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Barefoot Hostel is a small, independently-owned, women's only (since September 2016) 16-bed backpackers' haven. With a modern decor and white bedding only (duvet and duvet cover), our affordable hostel offers one of the best experiences for a visit to Ottawa on a budget with free internet computer use and free WiFi. We keep a backyard patio in the summer with a BBQ for our guests. Located right downtown, we are within walking distance of all major tourist attractions and conventions, including the Rideau Canal, Rideau Centre, and the Byward Market. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barefoot Hostel

Address: 455 Cumberland St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7J8, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa
Price Range: ₹ 1,631 - ₹ 4,232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Barefoot Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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“quiet, clean”
 of 5 bubbles 96jessicax, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All bunk rooms are more or less equal, but groups of 4 might ask for their own room together.”
 of 5 bubbles bhs_wpg, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Check-in is strictly at 3pm so it's best to arrive after that time.”
 of 5 bubbles rogiv21, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“No receptionist after 11pm. Make sure to contact the owner if you are late.”
 of 5 bubbles twotterdhc6, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Book here if you need to do some sort of Visa arrangements through the US Consulate.”
 of 5 bubbles KGal87, 16 May 2014 | Read review
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