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Sherbrooke, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You'll find that Ottawa Backpackers has everything needed for budget travellers. Their showers and bathrooms are both clean and functional. They take security seriously with a keypad on the front door and keys to the specific dorm rooms. The kitchen is stocked with whatever you need when cooking and each morning there is free coffee or tea for guests. The...

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Ottawa-Backpackers, General Manager at Ottawa Backpackers Inn, responded to this review

Hi Shawn, Thanks for taking some time to leave us this generous review. I hope you got to take advantage of the location and get out to see the sights! Looking forward to your return! Kyle H. Hostel Manager

Ottawa, Ontario
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I joined the university of Ottawa and chose this as my temporary stay. Nice and clean place with good facilities. You can cook your own food and everything is organised. The staff is courteous. The common area at bottom is wonderful.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was clean but simple. With only two bathrooms per floor I had to wait in the morning for a bathroom. All ages shared the room. Bedding was an odd mix of printed sheets. Overall for it was cheap and I would stay again.

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San Martino al Tagliamento, Italy
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I spent 2 night with two friends at the hostel and we have been welcomed very politely. The place was quiet and there was a good cozy atmosphere. We could cook our own dinner in the furnished kitchen and share some beverages with other guests that wanted to join our company. I would recommend this place if you don't mind...

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Binghamton, New York
Reviewed 7 December 2016

It provided a warm and cozy stay at a nice location, the people at the hostel were really friendly and helpful. I would recommend going here to my friends. It was too bad that we only stayed there for one night.

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This backpackers made you feel at home with a range of foreign travellers all over the world. The people who stayed here were friendly and sociable. The majority of staff were friendly and welcoming and made sure the areas were tidy. Lots of brochures for attractions and activities in the area. I was in a female dorm and it was...

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Ottawa-Backpackers, General Manager at Ottawa Backpackers Inn, responded to this review

Hi Kaysmiley7, It sounds like you had a great time - and that makes us happy! It also sounds like you've got the traveler's spirit that we love around these parts. I hope that you met some fun characters here. Showers are certainly our weakness on the busier days - but there are more on the main floor and in...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 December 2016

If you want a comfortable place to stay with friendly people, while having all basic facilities and being just near downtown and pocket-friendly, then this is a place for you. They have rooms for everyone!

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The staff was really nice and easy going. A very homey hostel which was always a pleasure to go back to. Only 4 bathrooms which might not be sufficient during busy times but I was never really bothered by it just good to know upfront.

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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my boyfriend on two separate occasions. The first weekend was very busy with guests that were fun, laid back and looking to meet people from around the world. The dorms, bathrooms and kitchens are cleaned everyday buy a staff of volunteers. There are areas that can always improve, but there are quirks in every hostel you...

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Dresden, Germany
Reviewed 13 November 2016

it's a great place...very friendly staff, great location. Everything was very clean - the bathrooms, kitchen, common area, rooms...the kitchen and hanging-out area are very nice...dorms are totally fine...

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

Hia Verof771, Thanks for your kind words. The team was happy to hear that you had a good time with us. It's always awesome to see guests enjoying themselves in the lounge and getting to meet other travelers. I'd say the relaxed, open vibe of our hostel is one of my favorite parts. Hopefully the social aspect wasn't too cumbersome...

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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: ₹ 1,455 - ₹ 5,456 (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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