Ottawa Backpackers Inn Reviews
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A very thick and bad humored lady wanted to know if I paid or not at the time of check out, and I had already paid, as with any normal hotel, hostel needed a bit more care but is not a bad hostel.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Overall not a bad place, very helpfull staff. The building and furniture could be updated and the local cat is on it's last leg of life.
A mediocre hostel that is poorly managed. The staff are more interested in hanging out with each other and long term guests, than helping people. I was here when it was snowing, and they had the nerve to put a sign up saying "Ice on Stairs" without actually bothering to take 2 minutes to shovel and salt them. The constant presence of several long term guests makes the place a bit strange to be social in as you feel like you're intruding on someone's house almost. Terrible mattresses too.
Very nice place. I met many interesting people there. Like a home.
Easily one of the worst hostel's I have ever stayed at. Good location, and good price, however the staff ruin the place! It felt like a lot of people lived there and on numerous occasions I couldn't get into the kitchen because staff were doing there homework on the table. Staff made no attempt to help with tours or activities. Avoid this place, unless you like feeling awkward, unwanted and excluded from areas of the hostel. AVOID AVOID!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
I spent a night there. The room and the bathrooms were clean. People were nice and the hostel is really close to byward market.
The best thing about this hostel is it's location! I walked everywhere whilst in Ottawa; Parliament Hill, the War Museum, the Civilisation Museum in Gatineau and it's literally right next to lively Byward Market too. In addition it was very clean and tidy. The social area was not very sociable really - no one wanted to talk it seemed and it was far too dimly lit to be sociable either. Not a great atmosphere for meeting people. Also I spent $12 on laundry (!!).
Not the cleanest hostel I've stayed in but it wasn't particularly dirty either. Kitchen and common area are great to meet fellow travellers. Great location, a few blocks from the Byward market and a metro supermarket. Most of the staff are travellers so easy to talk to and friendly. It's like a little house with a friendly cat. I had a great time here and met some cool people so would definitely recommend. Although having some organised group activities would make all the difference!
I loved this hostel. Most of the staff were super friendly and the vibe you got as you walked in the door was a laid back place. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there and wished I could have stayed longer.
Great location: 5 minutes walk from Byward Market (lots of pubs and restaurants) and 15 mintutes from Parliament Hill. Quite clean and tidy, staff is friendly and helpful. The house is not exactly sound-proof, but I didn't experience a lot of noise during the night. Kitchen with all you need to prepare your meals, spacy common room, veranda and backyard patio, good WiFi connection. All in all a good place to stay in Ottawa on limited budget.
We had a two bed room with a shared bathroom for two nights. The room was clean but the house has paper thin walls and creaky doors. Furniture (for what?) in the laundry room consists of dirty sofa and and ugly mattress. The possibility to wash clothes is very good but all machines were very dirty. The staff was friendly and always helpful.
As the name says, nice stay for backpackers. Short distance to city center, some bars and restaurants around the corner.
Great Hostel. Perfectly located, just around the corner from Byward Market area. The staff always seems to be ready to party. Electricity plugs next to your bed are very convenient!