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455 Cumberland St, Ottawa, Ontario, Ottawa, Canada

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237 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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A very clean hostel with really comfortable beds. Nice kitchen and living room. The hostel is situated right in downtown, but it isn't loud and you have privacy.


So clean and great location. Mattresses not the most comfy would be my only criticism but then I have back issues to begin with. Would stay again!

  • 17th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Really enjoyed our short stay at the hostel! A very clean and warm feeling upon arrival, staff are more than accomodating the facilities are well looked after. Excellent location just a two minute walk from the main part of town. 5/5 stars

  • 17th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


No kitchen


A very clean, very quiet place. Stayed for one night and met some nice people. If you're just looking for a place to get some rest, this is absolutely the place to go, and exactly what I needed on a stop-off between Montréal and Toronto.


This hostel is perfectly located, very central. Unfortunately there is no cooker, so you cannot cook there, only a microwave. The living room is very comfortable and bedrooms are clean. The garden is not really inviting and staff is a bit unflexible, though friendly.


Our stay was pretty nice. Facilites are clean and welcoming. However, we were woken up by people talking very loud at 2am (our room was right next to the bathroom) - the doors have openings on the bottom that let the noise in. Good quality price though. Make sure you read all the historical background of the place or else the owner will give you rude comments upon you arrival and talk to you like you are a bunch of idiots.

  • 27th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for the review, We recommend that all guests read the policy section of our page carefully. We require one credit card per reservation which must be presented at the reception upon checking in, all guests who stay at the hostel (whether in a group or no) must arrive with and present a valid piece of photo ID, and additionally we would like to remind all prospective guests that the latest check-in time is 11pm.


The owner of the hostel was a lovely woman and very helpful. Hostel was very clean and a good place to relax. It did get quite hot upstairs (especially since the days were extremely hot when we were there), but downstairs was great. Just a short walk to the Parliament Building and other great plaves. Would definitely stay here again!


Great little hostel. It is more like a share-house because the check-in desk and all staff are based next door at the Swiss Hotel so you literally just get given a swipe card for the door and off you go. They are very big on security though. The lounge room and kitchen are great and the rooms have everything you need. It was extremely hot upstairs in the bedrooms on the night we were there but for most of the year this would be a brilliant hostel to stay in.


I really liked this place. Exellent location. It was a small place where you check in at the neighbouring hotel and the hostel is self contained house. Wifi was really reliable but thought a stove or oven would have been really useful. Had an issue with checking in. These things happen everywhere but the staff were brilliant in straightening it out and we're genuinely keen to help. I would stay here again next time in Ottawa and so should you.

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